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Druze officer injured in attack dies of his wounds

Zidan Saif, a police officer who was seriously injured in the Tuesday-morning terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem, succumbed to his wounds.

Saif, 30, was shot in the head during a gunfight with the two terrorists. According to eyewitnesses, he was hit by a bullet when attempting to protect a fellow police officer.

He is the fifth victim of the attack.

Druze community leaders and residents of Saif’s village of Yanuh-Jat in the Galilee describe him as a hero, NRG reports.

Zidan Saif, the fifth victim of a terror attack at a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. on November 19, 2014 (photo credit: courtesy)
Zidan Saif, the fifth victim of a terror attack at a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. on November 19, 2014 (photo credit: courtesy)

“We are proud of our sons who act fearlessly on the front against terrorist attacks,” Muefek Tarif, a spiritual leader of the Druze community, says, according to the NRG news site.

“This is a dark day for the Israeli public and the State of Israel, a day when its citizens are murdered for their Jewish beliefs.”

“The Druze community strongly condemns the act of terrorism, where Palestinian terrorists massacred and slaughtered innocent civilians.”

Saif is survived by his wife and four-month-old daughter, Channel 10 reports.

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