Photo: Eli Mendelbaum

Parents killed in shooting attack laid to rest

Thousands attend funeral for Eitam and Na'ama Henkin, victims of West Bank attack that orphaned 4 children ages 8 months to 9 years.

Eitam and Na'ama Henkin were laid to rest Friday morning at Jerusalem's Har HaMenuchot in an emotional ceremony attended by thousands after being killed Thursday night in a shooting attack on their vehicle in the West Bank.



The couple's four children were in the vehicle during the attack, but escaped unharmed. The oldest, 9-year-old Matan, took to the stage to say Kaddish for his parents as he struggled to contain his tears.


The grave ofEitam and Na'ama Henkin. (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum)
The grave ofEitam and Na'ama Henkin. (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum)


Additional family members as well as President Reuven Rivlin eulogized Eitam and Na'ama, recalling their characters and decrying attacks such as that on the Henkin family.


Thousands attended the funeral. (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum)
Thousands attended the funeral. (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum)


Chief Rabbi David Lao was also present for the funeral and expressed first and foremost concern for the children who survived the attack.


Many residents of the West Bank demonstrated in the streets in and around the area of Hebron with Israeli flags as the funeral took place.


The Henkin family.
The Henkin family.


Right-wing activists, including Lehava leader Bentzi Gopshtein, also protested during the funeral at the entrance to Jerusalem crying "death to terrorists."


The attack has led to an overall escalation of tensions in the West Bank, sparking a wave of revenge attacks Thursday night during which a car was torched and Palestinian property was damaged by stone throwers.


פרסום ראשון: 10.02.15, 14:34
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