Police name another 4 officers killed in clashes with Hamas terrorists

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

Israeli police deploy near Ashkelon, Israel, on October 8, 2023. (AP/Ohad Zwigenberg)
Israeli police deploy near Ashkelon, Israel, on October 8, 2023. (AP/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Police name another four officers killed during fighting with Hamas terrorists in southern Israel:

Superintendent Vadim Blich, a commander in the coordination of enforcement operations unit; Chief Inspector Stas Shainkman, a member of the Yamam counter-terror unit; Sergeant Major Denis Belkin, a patrolman at the Sderot station; and First Sergeant Dvora Avraham, a patrolwoman at the Ofakim station

The Shin Bet, meanwhile, names five members and veterans killed during the Hamas attack.

Yossi Tahar, 39, Maor Shalom 46, and Amir Wax, 48, were killed when Hamas terrorists attacked southern towns; and Ili Nahman, 23, and Ido Edri, 24, were killed when terrorists attacked an outdoor rave near Re’im.

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