The IDF announced on June 15 night Sergeant Yair Roitman succumbed to his injuries after being wounded in the explosion of a booby-trapped building on June 10, 2024, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Report informs referring to The Jerusalem Post.

Roitman, 19, from Karnei Shomron, was initially injured along with a total of six other soldiers in the incident, which also killed four more.

Roitman was promoted from the rank of corporal to the rank of sergeant after his death.