‘I Thought I Was in a Bad Dream’: Two IDF Officers Killed by Friendly Fire Laid to Rest
by Sharon Wrobel
January 13, 2022
The two Israeli officers killed on Wednesday night in a tragic friendly fire accident at a base in the Jordan Valley were laid to rest on Thursday. Maj. Itamar Elharar, 26, and Maj. Ofek Aharon, 28, both commanders in the IDF’s special forces Egoz unit, were killed by IDF fire due to a “mistaken identification,” the army said. Aharon’s father, Eli, wept at the side of his son’s grave and cried out: “You got Ofek healthy and sound and I got him in a coffin.” “You were humble, brave, and competitive — you were a warrior,” Eli Aharon was quoted as saying by Israeli news outlet Walla, wearing his son’s military coat and towel wrapped around his neck. READ MORE
ARUTZ SHEVA ‘Ofek, come back!’ A father’s tears at military funeral A thousand people attend funeral of Ofek Aharon, one of the 2 soldiers who were killed in a friendly-fire incident last night.