Once again terror has claimed innocent lives in Israel, this time shortly before the start of Pesach on Monday evening. Shots rang out at a Jewish vehicle traveling in the Southern Hebron Hills area near the Tarkumiya Checkpoint.
Killed in the attack was Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi HY”D, the father of five. His pregnant wife and three of his children were in the vehicle as they were heading to the area for seder. His wife sustained moderate-to-serious injuries and one child was reportedly in light injuries. The niftar was a resident of Modi’in.
Mizrachi, 47, served in the IDF for 25 years and reached the rank of lieutenant-colonel before moving to the police in 2011. The levaya will take place on Wednesday, 16 Nissan 5774, first day of chol hamoed in Eretz Yisrael, at 13:00 in the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Yerushalayim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem – Published on the 1st Day CHol Hamoed, Israel/Photo: Israel Police & Hatzoloh Yosh)
heartbreaking news! may the family have a nechoma.