The Iron Sword War and the barbaric massacre of the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7 have claimed so many casualties that almost no one does not know some of the fallen and murdered. This can be testified to by the handball association of Hapoel Ramat Gan, which was informed yesterday of the passing of Omri Ben-Shahar, a former player of the children's team, and he is not the only one from whom the association parted during these difficult two months.
Ben Shahar, 25, was a sergeant major in Battalion 6623 and was killed in the fierce battles that took place in Khan Yunis last weekend. His former coach, Arik Shapira, eulogized him: "We embrace Omri's family and friends - and are very sad and pained. This is also a great tragedy for the Hapoel Ramat Gan-Givatayim family."
As mentioned, Ben-Shahar is not the only former player of the association who has died since October 7. Coach Shapira recalled: "We opened the events of Black Saturday with great sadness with the murder of the late Eli Baram, at a party in Re'im." Baram, who played in Hapoel Ramat Gan's youth team, was 27 years old when he died.
Omri Ben-Shahar z"l, Photo: IDF Spokesperson
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