Soldier shot at Gaza border dies
Border Police St.-Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli
August 30, 2021 -St.-Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli 21, of Be’er Ya’akov was fatally wounded on Saturday, ? August when a Palestinian gunman in Gaza fired at him from point-blank range.
Border Police St.-Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli 21, of Be’er Ya’akov, succumbed today (Monday, 30 August 2021), to gunshot wounds inflicted on him by a Palestinian gunman during the Gaza border riots on Saturday, August 21.
Shmueli was shot by a Gazan gunman while he was taking a firing position to contain the riots on the northern Gaza perimeter fence. Shmueli was hit through a slit in the border fence and sustained a severe head injury. He was evacuated by helicopter to the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheba where he underwent surgery. Despite all the efforts of the medical team, he succumbed to his wounds nine days later.
Barel, a resident of Be'er Ya'akov in central Israel, is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother. His funeral, which was attended by thousands of mourners, took place today at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv.