Victims of attack named as Border Police officers Yazan Falah and Shirel Abukarat, both 19
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Police identify the two people killed in the Hadera terror attack as Border Police officers Yazan Falah and Shirel Abukarat, both 19.
“The two officers died in battle this evening with armed terrorists,” the Border Police say in a statement, adding that three other officers were injured.
Falah, a resident of the Druze village of Kisra-Sumei in the Galilee joined the Border Police a year ago and is survived by his parents and a brother and sister, police say.
Abukarat, a resident of Netanya, joined the force 6 months ago and is survived by her parents and a brother, the statement says.
“The soldiers fought with bravery, we share the sorrow and hug the families of the heroes Yazan and Shirel z’l who defended the citizens with their bodies and saved many lives,” the statement says, calling them “highly motivated young fighters who gave up their lives for the security of the people of Israel.”