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Medal of Valor Awarded to Israeli Druze Policeman Killed in Synagogue Attack

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Zidan Saif. Photo: Provided photo.

JNS.org – Zidan Saif, an Israeli Druze policeman who was killed while fighting Palestinian terrorists in last month’s synagogue attack in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, was posthumously awarded a Medal of Valor on Tuesday at an Israel Police ceremony.

At the event, the police presented seven Medals of Courage, 15 Medals of Valor, and 20 Police Commissioner Citations to the counterterrorism unit, police officers, commanders, a volunteer, and one civilian. Chief Warrant Officer Pascal Avrahami, who died following a terrorist attack in southern Israel, was also awarded a Medal of Valor.

The civilian who received a Medal of Valor was Hadas Mizrahi, the wife of late Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed when Palestinian terrorists fired at his family car on Passover eve. Hadas was recognized for her inspirational conduct in the wake of the attack.

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