Patrick Peretz Pereg

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Apr 4, 2002 - Border Police Supt. Patrick Pereg, 30, of Rosh Ha'ayin, head of operations in an undercover unit, was killed while attempting to arrest a wanted member of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
 
Members of the undercover unit approached a house in Hebron where a weapons merchant responsible for supplying much of the weaponry used by terrorists during terrorist attacks in Israel and his brother were holed up. Security forces surrounded the house and called for the men to surrender. Shots from within the house mortally injured Patrick. After a gun battle of several hours, security forces entered the house to find that the terrorist had fled, leaving behind his wounded brother.
 
Patrick was one of the founders of his unit, established in 1992. He participated in many operations, including the storming of the house occupied by terrorists in Elon Moreh on May 28, 2002. He was the pride of the family," said his brother-in-law, "at the Passover seder he told me 'I am willing to die for the country.'" The police commander of the Southern District described Patrick as "an excellent fighter and professional, he was highly motivated and endangered himself in operations which cannot yet be revealed. A great loss."
 
Border Police Supt. Patrick Pereg was buried in Ofakim. He is survived by his mother, his wife Ella and a 10-month infant son Eli.