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A brave and professional warrior, an exemplary family man: "The death of Noam Raz is difficult for all of us" | Israel today


The friends of the IDF fighter who was killed in an operational activity in Jenin told him that he was a quiet man with a presence that gave security to all around him • They also said that he combined his love for the land and land through agricultural work alongside his service in the IDF • He left a wife And six children

Friends of the late Brigadier General Noam Raz, the IDF fighter who was killed yesterday (Friday) during an operation by the security forces in Jenin, told him that he was a quiet guy with a presence that gave security to everyone around him.

According to them, he was an exemplary family man who combined his love of the land and the land through his service in agriculture and agricultural work in the town of Kida in Benjamin, where he was one of the founders and where he lived with his wife and six children.

Raz, 47, died in 1999, and served for about 23 years as a fighter, paramedic, foreman and sniper. , Professional and modest.

YMCA fighters during training, in 2021, Photo: Oren Cohen

A senior Central Command officer spoke yesterday about the incident in Jenin, and said that thousands of bullets were fired at the security forces.

"I have been in the IDF for more than 20 years, I went through everything, but I do not remember a situation where two wanted persons hide long after we dismantle their house," he said.

After Raz's death was determined, Commissioner Kobi Shabtai revealed that Raz had saved the life of Lt. Gen. S. Lieutenant Colonel S. a few weeks ago in an encounter with terrorists in Jenin.

A military helicopter evacuates Brigadier General Raz after he was injured in an operation in Jenin, yesterday // Photo: Michel Mechol

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett paid tribute to him yesterday: "We lost a real hero, Noam Raz - a brave IDF fighter who sacrificed his life for Israel's security, during an initiated, complex and sensitive operation against terrorists.

During his 23 years in the unit, Noam participated in countless counterterrorism operations, endangering himself and saving lives, as his commanders attest - with courage and modesty.

We will continue to fight terrorism with determination and an iron fist until we defeat it and restore security to the citizens of Israel.

This is the legacy that Noam leaves behind. "

Israel Ben-Pezi, chairman of the Kida Secretariat, a neighbor and friend of Raz's, spoke of the astonishment that befell the community: "Noam is a figure that everyone in the community felt.

A very quiet person, but with a presence that gives confidence to everyone.

We knew about his integration between the world of the military and the world of agriculture that he developed here.

He is an amazing family man, and it is a very difficult loss for all of us. "

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Source: israelhayom

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