Police chief hails slain commando, reveals he saved life of comrade in recent clash

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.

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