US identifies USAID worker killed in Jaffa, Israel

The United States Agency for International Development staffer who was killed in Jaffa, Israel, on Friday has been identified as Jacob Toukhy, the US Embassy in Jerusalem said Saturday.

“We are heartbroken to report that one of our own, Jacob Toukhy, was tragically killed last night in Jaffa,” the embassy said in a post on X. 

“To Jacob’s family, we and (USAID West Bank/Gaza) send our deepest condolences; we mourn alongside you. Jacob was a valued member of our embassy community for over two decades,” the embassy continued.

The embassy did not provide further details about the circumstances behind Toukhy’s killing.

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