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Canine killed in Nablus operation laid to rest at police dog cemetery

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

Members of police's elite Yamam unit stand by the grave of Zili, a K9 killed during an operation in Nablus, August 9, 2022. (Israel Police)
Members of police's elite Yamam unit stand by the grave of Zili, a K9 killed during an operation in Nablus, August 9, 2022. (Israel Police)

A dog belonging to the elite Yamam counterterrorism police unit, killed by Palestinian terrorists this morning, is laid to rest at the unit’s dog cemetery.

The nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, Zili, was killed during a gunbattle in the West Bank city of Nablus, during which three Palestinians were also killed, including Ibrahim Nabulsi, a wanted Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades member.

“The Yamam soldiers paid their last respects to man’s best friend,” police say in a statement.

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