Israeli Soldier Dies of Wounds After Marble Slab Dropped On Him During Arrest Raid

Israeli soldiers fire a gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate the country's fallen soldiers, at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Ammar Awad/Pool photo via AP)
Ammar Awad/Pool photo via AP

The Times of Israel reports: Ronen Lubarsky, a soldier from an elite army unit who died Saturday, two days after he was critically injured during an arrest raid, was laid to rest early Sunday morning at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery.

“My dear brother, how did we arrive at this strange situation?” Lubarsky’s brother Eric said at the funeral, which was attended by hundreds. “You fought. Throughout your life you chose all of the closed doors and were better than everyone else. I’m sure you chose this moment too.”

The commander of Lubarsky’s Duvdevan unit, Lt. Col. A, praised the deceased as “the son of a family of warriors, the salt of the earth. While we prayed at your bedside in the hospital, your mother pointed at members of the family and said, ‘They’re all warriors, but Ronen is the best.’ Your mother was right. You were among the finest fighters in the unit.”

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