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IDF officer killed by friendly fire laid to rest

Tal Nachman

Tal Nachman

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces Captain Tal Nachman, who was killed in a friendly fire incident near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, was laid to rest later later that day at the Nes Ziona military cemetery. Hundreds attended the funeral.

Nachman’s father, Nesi, said Tuesday, “I had a feeling that I would be getting terrible news I felt that something bad was coming and that’s exactly what happened,” Nesi Nachman said. “We love you,” he told his late son. “We will never forget you.”

Nachman, an officer in the Field Intelligence Corps, was supposed to start a new position as a commander in a different unit, and Tuesday was to be his last day in his current unit. He was promoted posthumously to captain.

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