TAU student Lt. (res.) Boris Yarmolnik killed in Operation Pillar of Defense
The University mourns a talented physics student devoted to the security of his country
Tel Aviv University expresses its profound sadness and offers its sincerest condolences to the family of Lt. (res.) Boris Yarmolnik (pictured below), 28, of Netanya, who was killed in the line of duty in Operation Pillar of Defense last week.
Boris, a talented TAU physics student who was called up for reserve duties when hostilities broke out, was mortally wounded by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into the Eshkol Regional Council. He was pronounced dead on Thursday, 22.11.12, at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.
The head of TAU’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Prof. David Andelman, expressed the sentiments of many at the University: "When the Gaza operation began, the semester was well underway, but Boris immediately reported to fulfill his duties as a reserve officer, despite the fact that his studies would suffer. To our sorrow, this is the reality in our country, where talented people such as Boris give of their time for the safety of us all while also juggling their studies and work. When I heard of Boris’s death, I felt pain and sorrow for the loss of a young, talented student who had his whole life ahead of him.”
May his memory be blessed.