Soldier's last moments shown on video

September 20, 2007 21:08

St.-Sgt. Ben-Zion Henman, who was killed in Nablus on Tuesday, is seen wishing his team luck.

Soldier's last moments shown on video

henman 224.88. (photo credit: IDF)

An IDF Spokesperson's Unit video of St.-Sgt. Ben-Zion Henman, filmed only moments before the soldier was shot to death on Tuesday during operations in Nablus, was released on Thursday. "We have a great country and a great army. I wish good luck to everyone," Henman is shown saying in the film. On Thursday, Paratroopers Brigade commander Herzi Levy and an IDF Spokeperson's Unit representative arrived at Henman's family home in Nov to hand them the film of their son's final moments. Henman, 22, was killed during severe clashes with Palestinian gunmen in the Ein Beit Ilmeh refugee camp on Tuesday. He sustained a severe wound from a bullet that penetrated the seam of his flak jacket and entered his chest, and died in a helicopter en route to hospital. Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the shooting. Henman, who was scheduled to complete his military service with the Paratrooper Brigade's elite Reconnaissance Unit in two weeks, was laid to rest late Tuesday night in the Hispin cemetery. He is survived by his parents and nine siblings. Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

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