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Israel Fire and Rescue Services personnel killed in Hamas terrorist attacks

Four firefighters and five EMS personnel have been killed in the conflict


Israelis evacuate a site struck by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023.

AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg, File

By Bill Carey

JERUSALEM, Israel — Nine fire and EMS personnel have been killed in the Hamas terrorist attacks on southern Israel – four firefighters from the Israel Fire and Rescue Services and five EMS personnel. reported the four firefighter deaths:

  • Captain Shalom Tzaban, 60, served as the head of the Kiryat Gat station. He had been with the fire service since 1992 and was a father of two. Captain Tzaban was posthumously promoted to the rank of deputy fire chief, the Times of Israel reported.
  • Yevgeny Galsky, 34, was a senior firefighter stationed in Netivot. He had joined the force 3 years prior and was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant firefighter.
  • Sergeant Major Roi Moshe, 36, served as a deputy squad commander at the Beersheba fire station. The father of two was posthumously promoted to the rank of first sergeant major.
  • Sergeant Major Arik Yehudah Marziano, 50, served as a squad commander at the Kiryat Gat fire station.

The site also reported the death of Aharon Haimov, 25, who served as a senior paramedic with Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical response service. Haimov was shot by terrorists while responding to the attack in the town of Ofakim in an MDA ambulance. Haimov was a father of two.

Additionally, the Red Cross reported that five members of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) network were killed in the conflict, including four paramedics as ambulances were hit.

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