IDF says Staff Sgt. Boris Dunavetski killed in Gaza, bringing ground op toll to 122 | 17 Dec 2023 | The IDF announces the death of a soldier killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 122. He is named as Staff Sgt. Boris Dunavetski, 21, of the 401st Armored Brigade’s 46th Battalion, from Kiryat Bialik. Another soldier of the 46th Battalion was seriously wounded in the same incident, the IDF says.