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Israeli officer killed fighting in Gaza as Israel mulls ceasefire response

Israel announced that a new officer was killed fighting in Gaza on Wednesday, bringing its military death toll fighting against Hamas and Hezbollah to 323.

The Israeli military said Captain Elay Elisha Lugasi, 21, was killed in combat and three other soldiers from his 7th Armored Brigade’s 75th Battalion, were wounded.

The rising death toll comes as Israel studies a Hamas response to a ceasefire proposal.

Israel’s government is under pressure from the hostages’ family members to accept a ceasefire deal.

On Wednesday, The Association of Families of Israeli Prisoners released a statement urging the government to conclude a deal.