On January 9th, during the 95th day of the ongoing conflict, nine IDF soldiers lost their lives in several incidents in Gaza. Most of them belonged to the combat engineering unit and were involved in an explosion during their mission. The tank guarding the unit recognized a threat, leading to a chain reaction of explosions in the tunnel where the soldiers were preparing to demolish an underground terrorist tunnel. Six soldiers were killed, and the investigation indicates that it was not caused by Hamas but resulted from the IDF’s actions. The incident underscores the challenges faced by the military in dealing with underground threats. The fallen soldiers are remembered for their dedication and bravery. The IDF continues to actively address the complex situation in the region.