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Bennett meets with Kim's parents
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Terror attack victim's father: Terrorists must get death penalty
'Every terrorist should know he would be executed and that his family will suffer for his crimes,' father of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel tells Education Minister Naftali Bennett as he visits the family; 'I don't know what to say to my infant grandchild,' Kim's mother laments.

The grieving parents of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, who was handcuffed and shot dead in the terror attack at the Barkan industrial area, told Education Minister Nafatli Bennett on Monday that all terrorists should receive the death penalty and their families should be expelled.

 

 

"Every terrorist should know he would be executed and that his family will suffer for his crimes," Kim's father Refael said. "These people spit into the well they drink from, so maybe they don't deserve to drink. We should just separate from them, even if it means giving up lands."

 

"We shouldn’t live beside them," Refael, who later attended the funeral of second victim Ziv Hagbi, said.

 

 Bennett consoling Kim's mother (Photo: Shaul Golan)
Bennett consoling Kim's mother (Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, were murdered by terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na'alwa, 23, from the village of Shweiki near Tulkarem.

 

Kim is survived by her husband and 16-month-old son, and Ziv left behind a wife and three children.

 

 Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hagbi  (Photo: Yariv Katz)
Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hagbi (Photo: Yariv Katz)

  

Kim's mother, Hava, told the education minister she does not know what to say to her infant grandchild who lost his mother in the brutal attack. "Why did he (the terrorist) handcuff her? Her child is now an orphan," she lamented.

 

"How many more condolence visits do you intend to make?" Hava asked Bennett. "A mother cannot bury her 28-year-old daughter, it's just wrong."

 

"My husband shouldn’t have to wake up in the morning and see his daughter shot dead on the floor," she vented.

 

Kim's father and Bennett (Photo: Shaul Golan)
Kim's father and Bennett (Photo: Shaul Golan)

  

Kim's father recalled to reporters the moment he saw his daughter's body. "Policemen attempted to pull me away, but after I saw her, I couldn’t leave," he said.

 

"How does a man who sees his daughter shot dead on the floor feels? He's in denial," he explained. "I didn't know what to do."

 

Refael told reporters that Kim was a beautiful, smart, and friendly person. "She loved animals, and was an activist in several animal rights organizations."

 

Bennett and Kim's parents   (Photo: Shaul Golan)
Bennett and Kim's parents (Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

Guy, Kim's husband, told Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, who also came to offer her condolences to the family, "I can't accept what had happened. I lost an amazing wife and mother who always had a smile on her face. I will miss for the rest of my life."

 

Miri Regev paying a condolence visit to Kim's family  (Photo: Shaul Golan)
Miri Regev paying a condolence visit to Kim's family (Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

Shahar, Kim's sister, said Kim was always there for her. "I don't know how to continue living without her. I can't imagine not hearing her voice, not seeing her smile. She was always so optimistic."

 

"My son was her first nephew and she was crazy about him. They had a special bond," Kim's sister said. "My son told me that she is the only aunt that told him how much she loved him, and that he was her favorite nephew. I don't even know what to tell him."

 

"I swore to Kim that if something was to happen to her, I woud look after her son. At the moment I don't have the mental strength, but I'll do everything it takes," she promised.  

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.08.18, 20:08
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