Police Chief Kobi Shabtai hails Sgt. Maj. Noam Raz, who was killed in a battle with terrorists near Jenin this morning, as a hero who recently saved the life of a comrade.
“We bow our heads in the memory of Noam Raz z”l who fell in an exchange of fire with terrorists,” says Shabtai.
Noam, was a dedicated husband, an exemplary father and one of the best fighters in the Israel police,” he says.
He revealed that Raz, who was a paramedic in the elite Yamam counterterror unit, had recently saved the life of a seriously wounded comrade during previous clashes in Jenin in recent weeks.
“Heroism and values were inherent in his character and operational activity in the Yamam,” he says.