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Rights battle in Israel after gay soldier's death

Omer Ohana, the partner of reservist army captain Sagi Golan
— Herzliya (Israel) (AFP)

His special forces reservist partner was killed in the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7, two weeks before their scheduled gay "wedding".

But even though same-sex marriages are not officially recognised in Israel, Omer Ohana has since won gay soldiers' partners the same rights to a widow's pension as married couples.

His partner Sagi Golan was killed at Beeri kibbutz on the night of October 7.

A reserve captain in the Lotar anti-terrorism unit, he decided to head to Beeri, one of the worst-hit locations, 100 kilometres (60 miles) to the south, when they learned of the attacks.

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