Border Police officer critically injured in car ramming succumbs to his wounds

Jakubowicz, who joined the Border Police force last year, is survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.

November 8, 2015 22:14
Benjamin Jakubowicz

19-year-old Border Police Officer Benjamin Jakubowicz.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

A 19-year-old Border Police officer died Sunday evening, succumbing to wounds he sustained in a car-ramming attack near Hebron last week.

Border Police identified the officer as St.-Sgt. Binyamin Yakobovitch. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother.

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His family has decided to donate his organs, Border Police said.

Yakobovitch will be buried Monday evening in the military section of the Kiryat Ata cemetery.

Yakobovitch was standing with a group of Border Police officers on the side of Route 60 near the Palestinian town of Halhoul on Wednesday, November 4, when a Palestinian driver approaching a curve sped up and swerved into them. Yakobovitch was treated at the scene in critical condition with extensive internal injuries. The Palestinian driver was shot dead at the scene.

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