Netanel Machluf

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Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
15 Nov 2002
 
St.-Sgt. Netanel Machluf
       
Nov 15, 2002 - Border Police St.-Sgt. Netanel Machluf, 19, of Hadera, 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.