Yitzchak Boanish


46-year-old Yitzhak Boanish was a married father of five and served as Kiryat Arba's security officer for 12 years. He set up emergency response units in dozens of neighboring communities. He was killed on 15/11/2002.
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
November 15, 2002 - Yitzhak Buanish, 46, of Kiryat Arba, was one of 12 people killed -- nine soldiers and three civilians from the Kiryat Arba emergency response team -- and 15 wounded in Hebron when Palestinian terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at a group of Jewish worshipers and their guards as they were walking home from Sabbath Eve prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs.
The security personnel returned fire and pursued the attackers in a battle lasting some 90 minutes. Three terrorists were killed in the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic Jihad.
Buanish, the veteran Kiryat Arba security officer, heard the sounds of fighting as he was having dinner with his family, and set out with his emergency response team to help and to evacuate wounded. The team managed to shoot at least one of the terrorists before Buanish was shot and killed.
As Kiryat Arba's security officer for 12 years, Buanish and had set up emergency response units in dozens of settlements. "Yitzhak was a man who talked little but did a lot," said a friend. "He was a symbol of heroism, determination, and courage. His death was a tough blow to the morale of all the inhabitants of the area, and a blow to security."
OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Moshe Kaplinsky called Buanish "a pillar of the region's security."
Yitzhak Buanish is survived by his wife, Rivka, and seven children: Ma'ayan, 20, Yehuda, Hedva, Naomi, Yohai, Noa, and Oz, three. He was buried with two other members of his team in a military ceremony at Har Hamenuhot Cemetery in Jerusalem.