19-year-old Border Police Officer Benjamin Jakubowicz..
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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.
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.