Bnei Brak Names Street After Arab Police Officer

Chareidi men attend the funeral of police officer Amir Khoury, who was killed in a terrorist shooting attack in Bnei Brak, at the cemetery in Nof HaGalil, March 31, 2022. (David Cohen/Flash90)

On the first anniversary of his death, the city of Bnei Brak is honoring an Arab police officer who was killed trying to stop a terror attack. First Sergeant Amir Khoury is the first non-Jew that the chareidi city is honoring with a street name.

HaHarmon Street will be renamed Policeman’s Street. Signs will include the inscription, “For Policeman Amir Khoury.”

Khoury, a Christian Arab from the northern city of Nof HaGalil, was killed when a Palestinian terrorist went on a shooting spree in Bnei Brak last year on March 29. A motorcycle patrolman, Khoury was killed while trying to stop the terrorist.

The 32-year-old officer was survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Bnei Brak councilman Yaakov Vider, who proposed honoring Khoury with a street name, said, “This is the little that the residents of Bnei Brak can give back to the hero of Israel and his dear family. Amir saved many lives. There is no more important value in Judaism than saving a life – anyone who saves a life of one person is as if he has saved the whole world.”

Also killed in the attack were Bnei Brak residents Rabbi Yaakov Shalem and Avishai Yechezkel, and Ukrainian nationals Dimitri Mitrik and Victor Sorokopot, Hy”d.

The terrorist, Dia’a Hamarsheh, was killed by responding police officers.

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