Counterterrorism officer killed in clashes with Palestinians in Jenin

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Counterterrorism officer killed in clashes with Palestinians in Jenin
IDF operated in Jenin on Friday morning to investigate the scene where Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's was killed.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: MAY 13, 2022

A YAMAM counterterrorism officer was killed in clashes with Palestinian gunmen in Jenin on Friday. The officer, 47-year-old Sgt.-Maj. Noam Raz, was injured during clashes that lasted four hours and evacuated to Rambam hospital in Haifa by helicopter where he succumbed to his wounds.

Raz, from the community of Kida, enlisted in the military in 1999 and served for 23 years in the YAMAM counterterrorism unit as a fighter, paramedic and sniper, Israel Police said. Calling him a “brave, professional and humble soldier,” the police said that he “participated in hundreds of counterterrorism operations, endangered himself and saved lives.” He is survived by his wife and 6 children.

A senior IDF officer told journalists he was shot in the back as forces were leaving the village under fire. “I’ve been through everything over the past 20 years, but there were thousands of bullets fired towards us and our vehicles this morning,” he said. “It was indescribable.”

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