Gush Etzion terror victim: Reserve captain, father of two

The victim of Wednesday’s stabbing attack in Gush Etzion has been identified as 30-year-old army air force reserve captain Eliyav Gelman.

Gelman, a resident of Karmei Tzur in Gush Etzion, was attacked by an Arab terrorist at a hitchhiking station at Gush Etzion Junction.

Eliyav Gelman Courtesy of the family

When security forces opened fire on the Arab attacker, Gelman was struck by a stray bullet, fatally wounding him. Gelman was treated by MDA paramedics before being transported to Sha’arei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem, where, after attempts to stabilize his condition, he was pronounced dead.

The terrorist behind the attack is a resident of the village of Dura near Hevron. Security forces shot and neutralized the attacker, who is now listed in moderate condition.

Gelman leaves behind his wife, Rinat, and two sons, Yair and Yoav.


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