Israeli Kindergartens to Be Named After Fallen Policewomen

The Fellowship  |  June 21, 2017

A collage of a soldier praying over the Israeli flag and a girl with green and white face paint on.
Israeli Kindergartens to Be Named After Fallen Policewomen

Hadas Malka, the 23-year-old police officer murdered by a terrorist in Jerusalem on Friday, will be honored by her nation, as will another young policewoman who was similarly murdered last year. Ynet News’ Eitan Glickman reports that Malka and Hadar Cohen’s parents will inaugurate two kindergartens in Netanya that will be named after their fallen daughters:

Two kindergartens currently under construction in the city of Netanya are set to be named after the two Border Policewomen, Hadar Cohen and Hadas Malka, who were murdered in similar circumstances in separate terror attacks while trying to fight against the perpetrators in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar explained her decided to name the kindergartens in the Agamim neighborhood of the coastal city after the two women.

“These warriors symbolize the heroism, determination—and more than anything else—the values of love of the people and the land which we teach our children,” said Feirberg

Hadar Cohen was just 19 when she fell in the line of duty after three terrorists committed a combined stabbing and shooting attack in February 2016 at Jerusalem’s Damascus gate, wounding two female Border Police officers and a young man.

Cohen, who sustained her injuries while struggling with one of the terrorists, was critically wounded and later succumbed to her wounds while hospitalized in Hadassah Medical Center.

Last Friday, a similar attack at the same location involving three terrorists who went on the rampage with guns and knives claimed the life of 23-year-old MSG. Hadas Malka, who was attempting to draw her weapon to neutralize the terrorist, and left five others wounded. All three terrorists were shot and killed by security forces at the scene.

The family of the two fallen soldiers will be invited in three months to officially inaugurate the kindergartens…