The bereaved relatives of Kim Yehezkel-Levengrond and 35-year-old Ziv Hajbi, who were shot and killed by Ashraf Na’alwa during a terror attack in the Barkan industrial zone, met with the soldiers responsible for tracking and eliminating Na’alwa.
After two months of searches by Israeli security forces, Border Police officers managed to track down Na’alwa in the PA-controlled city of Shechem during a joint operation with the Shin Bet internal security agency. Na’alwa resisted arrest and was killed in the ensuing gunfight.
The gathering was organized by the Border Police, and was hosted by Border Police commander Yaakov ‘Kobi’ Shabbtai, and the commander of the Yamam special police force, N. (whose identity is withheld for security reasons).
Tal Hajbi, the brother of Ziv Hajbi, thanked the officers for their efforts to bring Na’alwa to justice.
“We’re thankful for the chance to meet with you, and thank you for your sacrifice. You put your lives on the line every day, and we wanted to look you in the eyes and say ‘thanks’.”
Rafi, the father of Kim Yehezkel-Levengrond, said he had had an unwavering faith that Israeli security forces would reach his daughter’s killer.
“It was always clear to us that [the terrorist] couldn’t evade the Israeli security establishment. Whether it took a week more or less, we knew that in the end he would be found, and we could feel a little bit of satisfaction knowing that he wouldn’t be walking free.”
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