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Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa

Man working on Israel-Egypt border killed in terror attack near fence

Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa

Jan 18 2012 - Said Fashapshe, 36, of Haifa, a civilian working on the Israel-Egypt security fence, was killed in a terror attack on the southern border.

Fashapshe,  married and father of four, worked  for a company owned by his brother which was contracted by Defense Ministry for jobs along the Egyptian border.

Initial information reveals that a terrorist cell operating out of the Gaza Strip set off an explosive device on the Philadelphi strip near the southern border with Israel and fired an RPG rocket at the team of employees who were working on the construction of the border fence. As a result of the attack, Fashapshe and another worker were wounded. Fashapshe died of his wounds shortly afterwards.

Fashapshe's cousin, Amar, said that Said spoke to his brother, Maher, at about 6 A.M., and told him they were being shot at, when the phone call disconnected.

Amar, who also works for the company, described Fashafshe as "a great guy and father of four small children," adding that "he has already worked for the company for seven years. He lives in a kibbutz in the south and comes home to Haifa on the weekends."

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