Father of Slain Border Police Woman: ‘I Salute You’

Relatives and family members seen mourning during the funeral of Hadar Cohen on February 4, 2016 in Ehud, Israel. Hadar Cohen was killed yesterday by 3 Palestinians as they carried out an attack at Damascus gate in Old City of Jerusalem.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Seconds before she herself was killed, Border Police woman Hadar, 19, saved the life of her fellow officer and friend during Wednesday’s attack in Jerusalem.

At her funeral a day later, her father Ofer, his voice filled with tears, saluted her freshly dug grave.

“They say you were a true hero, but they do not know your warmth, your love of life, your captivating smile,” he said as he eulogized his daughter.

Hadar had been drafted into the Border Police just two months ago and had her swearing in ceremony just one week prior to the attack.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post


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