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Shin Bet: Officer was killed by friendly fire outside Gaza

The Shin Bet officer who died last night outside the Gaza Strip was accidentally killed by a fellow officer, head of the security service Yoram Cohen reveals in his eulogy for the fallen officer.

The 29-year-old Shin Bet officer, Amir Mimuni, had been on a “necessary and complex mission,” Cohen tells the family and friends present at the funeral.

“Unfortunately, there was a tragic operational development that took place last night during a mission in the field,” Cohen says.

“As a result, a fellow Shin Bet officer misidentified [Mimuni] and shot at Amir, hitting him,” he says.

Shin Bet officer Amir Mimuni, 29, died during an operation outside the Gaza Strip on March 8, 2016, though the cause of his death was not immediately revealed. (Shin Bet)
Shin Bet officer Amir Mimuni, 29, died during an operation outside the Gaza Strip on March 8, 2016, though the cause of his death was not immediately revealed. (Shin Bet)

“All efforts to revive him were for naught.”

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