Israeli police officer succumbs to injuries from car-ramming attack

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli Border Police officer who was critically injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank has died of his injuries.

Binyamin Yakobovich, 19, died Sunday from injuries sustained Nov. 4 in the attack at the Halhul junction near Hebron on Route 60. He had been fighting for his life in Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem since the attack.

Yakobovich is the 12th Israeli to die in Palestinian violence that began two months ago.

His family said they would donate his organs, according to the Israel Police, who said he would be promoted posthumously.

The driver, a 22-year-old Palestinian man from the Tulkarem area of the West Bank, was shot and killed at the scene.

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