Ilana and Moshe Shevah, parents of Raziel Shevah—who was murdered in a shooting terrorist attack near his Havat Gilad home last week—met with a Yamam policeman who participated and was wounded in the operation in Jenin to take out their son's murderers.
The meeting took place at HaEmek Hospital in Afula, where the policeman—member of an elite Border Police anti-terrorism squad—is hospitalized.
"It was very moving. We met the policeman's family and I embraced his mother and just cried. I spoke with the policeman himself and told him we thanked him on behalf of Raziel," the victim's mother, Ilana, said. "He should just worry about getting better. The meeting was a little stressful."
"My daughter Ateret is supposed to get married next month and we agreed that the policeman and his family will be the guests of honor. He's a true hero. We told him the entire country thanks him for the risk he took. And we thanked him on Raziel's behalf."
Rambam Hospital in Haifa, where other policeman wounded in the operation is still hospitalized in serious but stable condition, said, "The Yamam officer underwent an operation to treat a chest wound by the director of the chest surgery ward Dr. Ran Kremer. In the several-hour-long surgery, a bullet wound to the chest and another wound to the arm were treated. The policeman regained consciousness in full and is in stable condition."
In the raid on Jenin Wednesday night to take out members of the group that murdered Shevah, two policemen were wounded—one seriously and one lightly. According to security forces, a terrorist suspected of committing Shevah's murder was killed and another apprehended.
However, due to information that came to light in the following hours, the identity of the terrorist killed remained unclear.
Security forces also demolished the killed terrorist's home and an adjacent residence belonging to his uncle. According to reports, two more homes belonging to his family will be demolished.
IDF operations to locate the remainder of the group's members are ongoing. Forces left Jenin after more than 12 hours, with Shin Bet-led efforts to capture the remaining members continuing using intelligence.
Molotov cocktails were thrown at armor-shielded vehicles during the operation, but there were no casualties.
Shevah, a father of six from Havat Gilad, was murdered last week in a drive-by terrorist shooting attack near the outpost in which he resided. The victim, a mohel and Magen David Adom volunteer, was shot while driving his car, hit in the neck and killed.
Since the shooting, IDF forces have closed roads, put up roadblocks in the Nablus area and carried out scans in the region in an attempt to apprehend the perpetuators.
Earlier Thursday, President Reuven Rivlin visited the wounded soldier in Haifa. After their meeting, the president said, "I had the privilege of meeting a wonderful guy who's currently on the operating table. From an immediate danger to his life, his friends in the field and doctors here stabilized his condition, and he will recuperate right after the operation, God willing.