Ono Graduate Major Bar Falah Killed in a Firefight with Terrorists

The family of Ono Academic College bows its head and mourns the death of the Major Bar Falah, of Netanya, Israel. Falah was an Ono graduate and served as deputy commander of the elite Nahal reconnaissance unit. He was killed today in a firefight, leading his soldiers in an operation to arrest two terrorists who had infiltrated the seam area between the West Bank and Israel and who were preparing an ambush of Israelis.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid described Falah as “A warrior in all his being, he fought terrorism and led his fighters until his final hour. The operational activity in which he was killed thwarted a major terrorist attack and saved many lives. . . There are no words to console his family, partner, and friends over this great loss.”

President Isaac Herzog said, “Bar lost his life fulfilling the mission of protecting and maintaining the safety of the citizens of Israel. My condolences to his family, his partner, and his loved ones.”