Ido Zoldan
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Ido Zoldan

11/19/2007


Nov 19, 2007 - Ido Zoldan, 29, of Shavei Shomron was killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim in the northern West Bank, when terrorists opened fire from a passing car at around 11:30 pm.
 
A terrorist cell was waiting in ambush near Kedumim, in Samaria, for Israeli vehicles. When Ido, who was riding alone, came into range, the enemy attackers sprayed the vehicle with gunfire. Ido was mortally wounded. Paramedics who arrived at the scene were unable to save his life. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the terror attack as "an act of protest against the Annapolis conference."
 
Ido was born and raised in Kedumim, where he met his wife, Tehila. Five years ago, they joined those who moved to Homesh to bolster it after many of its secular residents departed. The family was evacuated from the community of Homesh during the 2005 disengagement. After the disengagement, they lived with other Homesh evacuees in a neighborhood of the Shavei Shomron settlement. They were active in efforts to rebuild Homesh, believing that this was feasible.

A few years ago, Ido, a decorated officer in the Golani Brigade, joined the Kedumim 3000 construction firm owned by his father, which built homes in nearly every part of the West Bank. Ido had also "adopted" a group of Ethiopian children, helping them integrate into Israeli life.

Ido Zoldan was buried in Kedumim. He is survived by his wife Tehila and his two small children, three-year-old Aharon and one-year-old Rachel.

 
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