Wife of soldier killed in hostage rescue: ‘Long before he was a hero he was a sweet and charming man’

Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora, who was killed in a mission to rescue hostages held in the Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Israel Police)
Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora, who was killed in a mission to rescue hostages held in the Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Israel Police)

The wife of Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora, who was critically wounded during yesterday’s hostage rescue operation and died shortly after, remembers her husband as “an amazing partner, a perfect father. A loving and loved man.”

“Now, everything is filled with the image of the late hero Arnon Zmora,” she writes in a post on Facebook.

“But long before he was a warrior and a hero he was a sweet and charming man.”

Zmora will be laid to rest this afternoon at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.

After his death was announced, the name of the hostage rescue operation in which he was killed was changed from “Seeds of Summer” to “Operation Arnon” in his memory.

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