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Officer killed in terror attack in Jerusalem was new father

A heartbreaking killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem – cradling his 3-week-old son, Ramos.

Sitawe, 30, of the Druze town of Maghar in northern Israel, also is survived by his wife, Irin, his parents and three brothers, the Times of Israel reported.

He served in the Border Police as part of his mandatory military service and joined the Israeli police force in 2012, serving in the unit responsible for securing the Temple Mount ever since.

The other slain cop, 22-year-old Kamil Shnaan, hailed from the Druze village of Hurfeish, also in northern Israel, the news site reported.

Shnaan, who joined the police right after high school, decided to stay on the force seven months ago, signing on as a career officer.

He was the youngest son of former Labor Party Knesset member Shachiv Shnaan.

The officer’s engagement party to his girlfriend was to be held next week.

“This was a tough morning for the police. We have two people killed, officers, who paid the dearest price in this battle,” Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich said.

Israeli officials offered support for the Druze religious sect community of Israel.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement that the “Jewish people have an eternal bond with our brothers, the Druze.”

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon tweeted that his “heart is with the families of the officers, our heroic Druze brothers who were murdered in this despicable attack.”

Former Israel Defense Forces Gen. Noam Tibon wrote in a tweet that he “salutes Druze soldiers,” having seen their “great contribution to the defense of Israel during my long years in the IDF.

“I embrace the Shnaan and Sitawe families on the loss of their sons,” he added.

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Source: http://nypost.com/2017/07/14/officer-killed-in-terror-attack-in-jerusalem-was-new-father/

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