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.