Vandalized memorial
Palestinians smash memorial for terror victim for 4th time
Mother of Danny Gonen, who was murdered in 2015 by Palestinian terrorist, writes to IDF commander decrying 'lack of responsibility,' says 'each time it feels like they killed him again.'
Palestinian rioters vandalized a memorial Friday of Danny Gonen, an Israeli who was murdered in a terror attack when a Palestinian shot him and his friend at point blank range in 2015.



The latest act of vandalism has become a regular feature of the Palestinian days of rage in the West Bank over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


Danny Gonen who was killed in the attack
Danny Gonen who was killed in the attack


It is the fourth time Gonen’s memorial has been destroyed by Palestinians near Ein Buvin spring, where his life was snatched. Gonen’s friend, Netanel Hadad, was also moderately wounded in the attack.


“Every time this happens I feel like they have murdered Danny again,” said his mother, Devorah Gonen.


The last time Gonen’s memorial was vandalized was in April this year. After receiving the news that Gonen’s memorial had been smashed to pieces, Devorah said she wrote to Binyamin Brigade commander Yuval Gaz.


Danny Gonen's memorial smashed to pieces
Danny Gonen's memorial smashed to pieces


“This is what a lack of responsibility looks like, this is how the army’s inaction looks. It is inconceivable that a memorial monument for Danny is destroyed for a fourth time and no appropriate answer is given,” she wrote.


The terror attack took place in June 2015 at the height of the wave of terror in Israel when Gonen and a friend had finished swimming in the Ein Buvin spring, located in a mountainous area between the settlement of Dolev and the Palestinian village of Dayr Ibzi.


Devorah Gonen at her son's memorial
Devorah Gonen at her son's memorial


As they made their way by car toward the main road, they were flagged down by a Palestinian who appeared to need help.


When the two stopped their car, the man asked, "Is there water in the spring?" before he shot them at point-blank range.


Gonen was shot in the upper body and was transferred, unconscious and critically wounded, to Tel Hashomer Hospital by IDF helicopter where he was pronounced dead. His friend was moderately wounded. In January this year, the terrorist received two life sentences.


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