Border Police officer hit in car-ramming attack dies of wounds
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Border Police officer hit in car-ramming attack dies of wounds

Binyamin Yakobovich, 19, becomes 12th Israeli victim of latest round of violence; family says it will donate his organs

Marissa Newman is The Times of Israel political correspondent.

Binyamin Yakobovich (Courtesy)
Binyamin Yakobovich (Courtesy)

A 19-year-old Border Policeman who was critically wounded in a vehicular attack last week in the West Bank died on Sunday of his wounds, police said.

Binyamin Yakobovich was badly hurt on November 4 when a Palestinian assailant rammed into him at the Halhul junction, near Hebron. Police officers shot and killed the attacker. Yakobovich was pronounced dead by doctors in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem on Sunday.

The death makes the Border Police officer the 12th Israeli fatality in nearly two months of an ongoing wave of violence that has seen near-daily stabbing and car-ramming attacks.

Yakobovich’s family announced they would donate his organs.

The police officer, who was drafted into the Border Police a year-and-a-half ago, is survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.

He will be laid to rest Monday at 6 p.m. in the military section of the Kiryat Ata cemetery.

A paramedic who arrived at the scene of the attack said last week he suffered “serious multisystem injuries,” and was evacuated “in serious condition to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem on life support.”

An injured Israeli man being taken by ambulance to a hospital in Jerusalem following a suspected car-ramming attack near Hebron, November 4, 2015. (Magen David Adom)
An injured Israeli man being taken by ambulance to a hospital in Jerusalem following a suspected car-ramming attack near Hebron, November 4, 2015. (Magen David Adom)

On Sunday, six more Israelis were injured in attacks across the West Bank.

Four Israelis were hurt, including two seriously, when a car driven by a Palestinian rammed into a bus stop at the Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank.

Hours later, a Palestinian woman stabbed a guard at the entrance to the settlement of Beitar Illit, south of Jerusalem, lightly injuring him.

Near the West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe in the northern West Bank, a man was stabbed and seriously injured on Sunday afternoon.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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