A Border Police officer was fatally injured in battle during a special operation in the West Bank town of Dayr al-Ghusun, near Tulkarem, on May 4.

The officer was transported to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, where he succumbed to his wounds several days later.

He is named by police as Chief Inspector Yitav Lev Halevi, 28, a commander in the elite Yamam counter-terrorism unit.

He was the son of former Jerusalem District chief Deputy Commissioner Yoram Halevi.