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Itamar Alon buried
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Beersheba shooter buried in secret

Itamar Alon, who shot four people to death at Beersheba bank Monday, buried in Beersheba cemetery; funeral lasts minutes, kept secret; 'we are crushed thinking what the victims' families are going through,' his sister says

Few family members attended Wednesday the funeral of Itamar Alon, who shot four people to death at the Beersheba Hapoalim bank Monday.

 

The funeral lasted only a few minutes and was kept secret.

 

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"Why did this happen to us?" the shooter's mother, Hannah Alon, cried out during the funeral.

 

On Tuesday, she said she couldn’t believe her son had done what he did: "It broke my heart that he destroyed four families. I don’t know what happened to him."

 

His sister, Kochava Orian, said that the entire family was in pain. "We are so sorry for the victims' families. We are people of faith; we believe everything is destined, but my heart is bleeding and we are crushed thinking what the families are going through. 

 

Alon perpetrated a massacre on Monday at a Beersheba branch of Bank Hapoalim, claiming the lives of the bank manager Avner Cohen, 44, his deputy Meir Zitun, 44, Anat Even-Haim, 34, and Idan Sabri, 22. He then turned the gun on himself after his ATM card was blocked due to a debt of NIS 6,000 ($1,640).

 

 

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