Israeli soldier succumbs to wounds sustained during predawn West Bank raid

03:00 May 26 2018 al-Amari refugee camp

Israeli soldier succumbs to wounds sustained during predawn West Bank raid Israeli soldier succumbs to wounds sustained during predawn West Bank raid Israeli soldier succumbs to wounds sustained during predawn West Bank raid
Ronen Luberski, an Israeli soldier, succumbed to wounds on Saturday. Published by Maan News

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, West Bank, May 21, 2018. Credit: Screenshot / Israel Television News Company. Published by Haaretz

Ronen Lubarsky, 21, died of his wounds, May 26, 2018. Credit: Screenshot from Lubarsky's Facebook page. Published by Haaretz

Ronen Lubarsky, 20, sustained critical head injuries when a heavy stone slab was dropped on him from a building ■ Netanyahu vows to 'catch the terrorist, bring him to justice'

by Yaniv Kubovich for Haaretz
May 26, 2018 8:20 PM

An Israeli soldier from the elite unit Duvdevan died on Saturday from critical injuries he sustained during a military raid on a West Bank refugee camp near Ramallah, the Israel Defense Forces' Spokesperson's Office said.

Ronen Lubarsky, 20, from the central Israeli city of Rehovot, was critically injured when a heavy stone slab was thrown from the third floor of a building during arrests at the al-Am’ari refugee camp. The army unit was unable to pursue the attacker as they could not identify who had thrown the slab.

Lubarsky was evacuated to Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem in Jerusalem, where he was sedated and hooked up to a respirator. Though he was wearing full protective gear at the time of the incident, the impact of the slab shattered his helmet and caused a severe blow to his head.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed sorrow over the news of Lubarsky's death. "I send heartfelt condolences to his family," Netanyahu said Saturday evening. "The security forces will catch the terrorist and the State of Israel will bring him to justice."

The military said the raid targeted members of a cell involved in recent shooting attacks against Israelis. Three Palestinian suspects were taken to the Shin Bet security service for questioning.

The first set of Israeli forces that arrived at the site for the raid was undercover and surrounded the building where the wanted men were located. A larger force of the Duvdevan unit equipped with full protective gear arrived afterwards, including Lubarsky.

Lubarsky's death brings the amount of fallen Duvdevan soldiers to 18 since the unit was established in 1986. Most of the fallen soldiers were killed in training accidents or as a result of friendly fire during an operation – none of them were killed by enemy fire.

"We will learn and draw lessons from this event," the IDF spokesperson, Ronen Manlis, said after the incident. "During the Ramadan period there has been an increase in the number of attacks, and attempts to carry them out. This falls within the framework of the operation in the refugee camp," he concluded.

Israeli soldier succumbs to wounds sustained during predawn West Bank raid
May 26, 2018 5:14 P.M. (Updated: May 26, 2018 5:49 P.M.)

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli soldier who was injured earlier this week during a predawn raid in a Palestinian refugee camp died of his wounds on Saturday.

Israeli media identified the soldier as Ronen Luberski, 20, of the “elite” Duvdevan unit of the Israeli army.

Luberski and his troop were raiding the al-Amari refugee camp in the central occupied west Bank city of Ramallah when he was critically injured after a slab of marble was thrown onto his head.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to “reach those who threw stones at the soldier, and find them dead or alive.”

Israeli military search and arrest operations are a nightly occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Due to the typically violent nature of the raids, particularly in refugee camps, confrontations often break out between the armed Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youth who respond with stone throwing.
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