Police announce death of Ran Gvili, killed and abducted by Hamas on October 7

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

Police officer Sgt. First Class Ran Gvili, confirmed on January 31, 2024, to have been killed by terrorists on October 7, with his body abducted to Gaza (Israel Police)
Police officer Sgt. First Class Ran Gvili, confirmed on January 31, 2024, to have been killed by terrorists on October 7, with his body abducted to Gaza (Israel Police)

Police announce the death of Sgt. First Class Ran Gvili, who was killed by Hamas on October 7, with his body abducted to Gaza.

Gvili, of the Yasam patrol unit in police’s Negev district, was killed during a battle against terrorists in the community of Alumim during the Hamas onslaught.

His body was then taken to the Gaza Strip.

Yesterday, Gvili’s death was declared by the chief rabbi and a team of rabbinical and health experts, based on updated findings and intelligence information.

His death brings police’s toll of slain police officers in the war to 61, the vast majority of them on the morning of October 7.

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