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IDF Reserves Officer Killed by Bullet Meant for Terrorist

Ynetnews reports: A 30-year-old Reserves Captain Eliav Gelman was killed Wednesday afternoon by gunfire targeting a terrorist who attempted a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem. 

Gelman’s brother is married to the sister of soldier Benaya Sarel, who was killed during Operation Protective Edge.

Eyal Gelman, the deceased’s brother and Kiryat Arba’s security guard, eulogized him. “My brother fell in battle,” he said. “In a battle that we have known for a long time. But the people of Israel have experienced the battles and the pogroms since the first battle in 1873. My brother, too – my dear brother – you entered this circle, the same silver tray that for 150 years this people, this revival generation continues to redeem the land of Israel and build the State of Israel. God have given and God has taken away, may the name of the Lord be blessed.”

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