Since the beginning of the ground operation in Gaza, 9 IDF soldiers have been killed.

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Jan 4, 2009 – Staff Sgt Dvir Emanuelof, 22, of Giv’at Ze’ev, was killed when a mortar shell landed in proximity to his patrol near Jebaliya in the northern Gaza Strip;19 other soldiers were wounded.

Jan 5, 2009 – Three IDF soldiers of the Golani Brigade were killed when a tank accidentally fired a live round at an abandoned building in Jabalya, in which Golani forces were taking cover:
– Maj. Dagan Wartman, 32, of Ma’ale Michmash, a medical officer
– Staff Sgt. Nitai Stern, 21, of Jerusalem
– Cpl. Yousef Muadi, 19, of Haifa

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Dvir Emanuelof  

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Dagan Wartman  

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Nitai Stern  

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Yousef Muadi


Jan 6, 2009
– IDF Paratroop officer, Capt. Yehonatan Netanel, 27, of Kedumim was killed in north Gaza during the early hours of Tuesday morning by an errant IDF tank shell.

Jan 6, 2009 – Staff Sgt. Alexander Mashvitzky, 21, of Beersheba, from an elite Combat Engineering unit, was killed while on an IDF patrol in northern Gaza City, when a terrorist cell opened fire.

Jan 8, 2009 – Maj. Roi Rosner, 27, of Holon, a company commander from the Kfir infantry brigade was killed during a fire-fight in the central Gaza Strip, when terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at his unit.

Jan 8, 2009 – Sgt Amit Robinson, 20, of Kibbutz Magal, of the Armored Corps, was killed by Palestinian sniper fire in the northern Gaza Strip

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Yehonatan Netanel  

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Alexander Mashvitzky  

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Roi Rosner

 
 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Amit Robinson

Jan 8, 2009 – Capt. Omer Rabinovitch, 23 of Arad, a Golani commander was killed during exchanges of fire in the northern Gaza Strip.

 IDF soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead

Omer Rabinovitch