Thousands Mourn Reservist Killed by Errant Fire in Stabbing Attack

Cpt. (res.) Eliav Gelman
Hagar Amibar/Israel Air Force

The Times of Israel reports: Thousands of people attended a late night funeral Wednesday for an Israeli reserve soldier killed earlier in the day by errant IDF gunfire during a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

Eliav Gelman, 30, (pictured) an Air Force captain in the Israeli military’s reserve corps, was shot by troops trying to stop the Palestinian who was attacking him with a knife at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.

He was laid to rest at the Kfar Etzion cemetery in the West Bank.

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