An Israeli police commando who suffered multiple gunshot wounds during gun battles between Israeli troops and Palestinian terrorists in Jenin Friday morning has died of his injuries.
The Israeli military identified the victim as Sgt. Maj. Noam Raz, 47, is a veteran of Israel Police’s elite Yamam unit.
Raz leaves behind a wife and six children.
After being seriously wounded, sources said Raz was evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where doctors fought valiantly to save his life.
According to reports, the shooting occurred during an operation that included raids on terror suspects’ homes.
Aside from being a soldier, Raz was also a longtime United Hatzalah Paramedic.
“We are shocked and dismayed at the death of one of our volunteers who dedicated his life to saving the lives of others,” said President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer.
“It pains us to no end. We will sorely miss him. We will all try to learn fr his selfless dedication to helping others and continue the work that he loved so dearly. Noam taught hundreds of other first responders increasing their knowledge and skill. We lost a true hero today who has saved the lives of many. Thousands of volunteers who make up the United Hatzalah family are morning his loss and sharing in the pain of the family. May they know no more pain or suffering,” Beer added.