Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other Israeli leaders mourn the death of Barel Shmueli, a Border Police officer who was shot in the head during a recent riot on the Gaza border.
Bennett says Shmueli, 21, “fell defending Israel’s security” and that there are “no words” that can comfort his family.
“Barel was a warrior in life and death,” Bennett says in a statement. “He fought for his life until the last moment.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz also hails Shmueli as “among the country’s best sons.”
“In the name of the security establishment, I send condolences from the depth of my heart to his parents and family members. May you know no more sorrow,” Gantz says.