The IDF announced overnight that two more soldiers had been killed Monday afternoon in combat with Hamas. Their families were informed. The number of Israeli fallen in Israel’s counter-terror operation in Gaza has risen to 27, many of them officers. The highest in rank was Lt. Col. Dolev Keidar, battalion commander, whose jeep was hit by an RPG fired by a tunnel terrorist disguised as an Israeli soldier. During Monday night up until Tuesday morning, three seriously injured troops were flown to hospital,, bringing the total of Israeli wounded still in hospital to 123.