Border Police officer injured during West Bank raid succumbs to his wounds

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A Border Police officer critically injured during a battle with Palestinian gunmen amid a raid in the West Bank over the weekend has succumbed to his wounds.

Chief Inspector Yitav Lev Halevi (Israel Police)

He is named by police as Chief Inspector Yitav Lev Halevi, 28, a commander in the elite Yamam counter-terrorism unit.

He was wounded during an operation in the West Bank town of Dayr al-Ghusun, near Tulkarem, on May 4.

Halevi is the son of former Jerusalem District chief Deputy Commissioner (ret.) Yoram Halevi.

Five Palestinian gunmen, members of a Hamas cell responsible for the murder of an Israeli and the injury of others in recent terror attacks in the West Bank, were killed amid the raid.

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