Barel Hadaria Shmueli, an IDF soldier, died nine days after he was shot by a Hamas agent during a violent riot on the Gaza border.
Hospital officials said the Israeli soldier who was seriously injured in the violent riots on the Gaza border last week died from his injuries on Monday at the age of 21. Nine days ago, Soroka Medical Center, where Border Police Chief Barel Hadaria Shmueli was hospitalized, stated that despite a series of life-saving operations, doctors had no choice but to announce his death.
His mother, father, brother and two sisters survived. The date of his funeral has not yet been announced. On Sunday, Be’er Sheva officials stated that his condition had deteriorated “significantly” and he remained critical. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expressed his condolences to his family for the death of the border police.
He said: “Barel Hadaria Shmueli (Barel Hadaria Shmueli) fell while defending the security of Israel, and it deeply pains me to hear the news of his death.” In this duel, there were not enough words to comfort the family. “Barrell was a warrior during his life, and a soldier after his death. He fought for his life, and until the last moment, the entire nation of Israel prayed for him. I want to give a big hug to the family that has lost their thing. most precious. “
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday: “I was deeply saddened to hear the bitter news of the death of border police fighter Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was killed while defending Israel. I don’t have enough words to comfort his family in his pain.
“Barel is a fighter throughout his life and a fighter until his death. He fought for his life until the last minute, with all the people of Israel, thinking of him and praying for him. I would like to hug his family, who have lost what was most dear to them, ”said Bennett.
Killed point blank in the blind spot
Amateur video from the Palestinian side taken during the riots showed a protester running towards the concrete barrier and firing a pistol three times into a hole used by Shmueli.
The protest turned violent after rioters approached the fortified border fence, throwing stones and explosives at Israeli soldiers behind a curtain of black smoke, spitting burning tires and attempting to scale the fence. Preparing for more hostilities, the army said it had sent additional forces to the Gaza border area.