The Israeli soldier who died in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli offensive in recent weeks has been identified as Eren Etzion, a 24-year-old infantryman.
The Israeli military said on Monday that the soldier died in Gaza after sustaining “non-life-threatening injuries.”
Etzion was on a reconnaissance mission in the Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on May 2 when he was hit by a rocket that was fired from a direction that was not visible from the Israeli side.
A total of eight Palestinians were killed, including Etzion, and another 11 were wounded.
Etzions death came on the same day that a Palestinian teenager was killed in a rocket attack on a checkpoint in the northern Gaza Strip, an incident that Israeli forces said was linked to Hamas.
Israel said it was investigating the attack.
Etzion’s death was the second Israeli soldier to die in Gaza since the conflict began, and the fourth to be killed in the last two weeks.
On Monday, Erez Efrat, 18, was killed during an assault by Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip.
Efrats death came just days after a 15-year old Palestinian boy was killed by an Israeli rocket attack in the same area.
On Friday, an Israeli soldier was killed when his armored vehicle was hit and burst into flames in the Rafah district of the Gaza strip, an attack that Palestinian militants claimed was retaliation for the killing of Efras son.
Israel has blamed Hamas for the attack on the vehicle, which Israeli military spokesman Lt.
Col. Peter Lerner said was fired by militants.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expected to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, has repeatedly expressed outrage over the rocket fire and the killing.
Netanyahu said he will hold Palestinian leaders to account over the incident.
“I will not tolerate a government that doesn’t stop this violence.
I will not accept this.
I cannot continue to stand by and allow this,” he said at a joint news conference with his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry.