Border Guard victim of Jerusalem’s vehicular terrorist attack leaves behind pregnant wife, toddler son


Deadly car attack on Israel’s capital light rail took the life of Border Guard police officer Jidan Assad, 38, who is survived by his toddler son, pregnant wife, parents & 4 siblings.



For the second time in two weeks, a Palestinian terrorist on Wednesday fatally rammed into crowds near the Jerusalem light rail, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

Jidan Assad

Border Police officer Jidan Assad, 38, killed when a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a crowd in Jerusalem. – Photo: SAHAR ALI

Wednesday’s attack lead to the death of Border Police officer Jidan Assad, 38, from the Druze village of Beit Jaan.

He leaves behind his pregnant wife and young son along with his parents and four siblings.

Fourteen other were hurt in the attack, including three other Border Police officer who suffered serious wounds.

Assad’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. at the military cemetery in Beit Jaan.

The Border Police officer died of injuries after a car, driven by Hamas operative Ibrahim al-Acari from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, slammed into people waiting near the light rail track in the capital.

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