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Soldier shot in head during Gaza border riot dies of wounds

Border Police officer Barel Shmueli who was critically wounded in a shooting on the Gaza border, on August 21, 2021. He died of his injuries on August 30. (Border Police)
Border Police officer Barel Shmueli who was critically wounded in a shooting on the Gaza border, on August 21, 2021. He died of his injuries on August 30. (Border Police)

Barel Shmueli, a Border Police officer critically wounded after being shot in the head during recent rioting on the Gaza border, has died.

Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba says in a statement that despite numerous surgeries, “because of the serious wound, the [medical] team was forced to pronounce his death.”

It adds that it “shares in the family’s deep sorrow.”

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