Yeshayahu Davidov


Nov 15, 2002 - Border Police St.-Sgt. Yeshayahu Davidov, 20, of Netanya, 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.
A medic in the Border Police's Hebron battalion, Davidov was killed while trying to treat and extricate the wounded.
Davidov immigrated with his family from Azerbaijan in 1990 and settled in Netanya. He graduated high school with distinction and volunteered to perform his compulsory service in the Border Police. "He really loved the Border Police and was addicted to serving in the territories," said a cousin, Matityahu Ya'acobov. He was due to be discharged in six months and intended to study law.
St.-Sgt. Yeshayahu Davidov is survived by his parents, Moshe and Sonya, a sister, 21, and brother, 11. He was buried in the Netanya Military Cemetery.