Fauda crew member serving in IDF killed in northern Gaza

Matan Meir, 38, from Odem was killed in an explosion from a booby-trapped tunnel


A crew member on one of Israel's most popular TV shows has been killed in the northern Gaza Strip along with three other IDF soldiers. 

Fauda crew member Matan Meir, 38, from Odem had been taken to the front lines of Israel's war with Hamas terrorists.

Meir was killed in an explosion from a booby-trapped tunnel shaft next to a mosque in Beit Hanoun. 

Meir, who fought in Battalion 697 of Brigade 551, worked on all four seasons of the television series. 

The show released a statement on Saturday night paying tribute to the crew member who was responsible for vehicles in the show. 

The statement said: “We are devastated to share that one of our Fauda family members, Matan Meir, was killed in action in Gaza.

"Matan was an integral crew member. The cast and crew are heartbroken by this tragic loss. We extend our condolences to Matan’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.” 

Also paying tribute to his colleague was Lior Raz, who plays Doron Kabilio in the political thriller series.

Raz, who has also joined the war effort serving alongside other volunteers from the 'brothers in arms' protest movement in the south of the country, said: "Matan was a man with a heart of gold, full of kindness and giving. I loved you Matan. You were always available to me at every moment. 

“You always told me, no problem, it's never too small for me. A man of work and giving out of true love. May your memory be for a blessing." 

Liat Benasuly, the lead producer of the series, said: "Matan was a man with a different soul. 

“A man who entered everyone's heart. A true moshavnik and a man who took real joy in life. 

“A production man who only wanted to help and do for others. And all with a smile and love. We will miss him very much.”

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