Family of accidental shooting fatality to police: We are not mad, you did your duty

December 26, 2015 23:24


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Ofek Ben Ari the daughter of Ofer Ben Ari, who was killed by police friendly fire during a stabbing terrorist in Jerusalem on Wednesday, said she was not angry at the police officers, who in their effort to kill two knife wielding terrorists also killed her father. 

"I am not angry at all at the police officers. They carried out their duty and tried to neutralize the terrorists. My father was a hero and I am sure that he is saluting the officers for their actions," Ben Ari's daughter Ofek said.

Jerusalem resident Ofer Ben- Ari, 40, a married father of two children, was pronounced dead on Wednesday in hospital in Jerusalem following emergency surgery for a bullet wound to his abdomen.

Two Israeli men died following the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, one after being accidentally shot by Border Police officers as they fired at and killed the two knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.

The second victim, Rabbi Reuven Biermacher, died of multiple stab wounds to the upper torso.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 13, 2018
Report: Israel needs to de-escalate in Gaza, Egypt says