Stabbing Victim Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

by Yaakov Ort – Chabad.org

An off-duty soldier stabbed to death by young terrorists while shopping Thursday with his wife and baby at a supermarket near Ramallah was laid to rest at the Har Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.

Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman, 21, a soldier in the Nahal brigade, was a resident of Ma’ale Michmas, which is close to the industrial zone where the attack took place.

Two terrorists, Omar Rimawi and Ihad Sabah, both 14 and from the nearby village of Beitunia, were seen on security cameras walking around the supermarket for more than 20 minutes before they selected their victims and attacked them from behind.

A second victim, whose name has not been released by authorities, is being treated for stab wounds at a Jerusalem hospital. The terrorists were shot by a civilian, who rushed to the scene, killing one and wounding the other.

Weissman was described by friends as a quiet, studious young man; an enthusiastic combat soldier; and a loving husband and father who attended high school in Jerusalem and a pre-military academy in Kfar Eldad, where he combined Torah study and preparation for the army.

He is the 30th Israeli to be killed in a series of stabbing, shooting and car-ramming attacks since October.

Weissman is survived by his parents, his wife Yael, their 4-month-old daughter and four brothers.

4 Comments

  • 1. chaya wrote:

    first of all, why didnt they shoot the animals and kill them..Dear Gd, they were treated at the scene and transported to Hadassah hospital for treatment?????
    Really, when is enough enough with this leftist pathetic government of israel…
    what is this..the government is just evil truly truly demented.
    cremate their wretched bodies and soak it in pig fat and send it back to their familes, and demolish their homes, and build a new Jewish community. That would solve this problem immediately
    Their society is sick, evil and totally and completely depraved.

    • 2. feel the same wrote:

      so so sad, no words!!
      i thought i read tht one of the terrorists did die, or maybe i misunderstood,
      anyone?

  • 3. Crown Heights Resident wrote:

    Hashem should give Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman’s family a double portion of strength to handle this tragedy

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