Thousands Attend Heartrending Levayos Of Elad Terror Victims

The levaya for Yonatan Chabakuk, h'yd. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Thousands attended the heartrending levayos for the kedoshim of the Elad terror attack, which jointly began at 12:30 p.m. on erev Shabbos at the site of the attack in Elad.

Boaz Gal, h’yd, was buried on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.

Earlier in the day, the niftar’s wife said: “In one day my life turned upside down. How can I live without him?”

His son told Kan News: “Abba went a shiur Torah and was murdered. We have no other support, Abba did everything for us.”

The levaya for Hakadosh Yonatan Chabakuk, h’yd, continued to the Beis Hakevaros HaYarkon in Petach Tikvah.

The niftar’s wife said: “My husband heroically fought against the terrorists for long moments, enabling many to escape and saved many lives…My heart refuses to believe that I’m left alone with five children. My heart aches that my young child saw his father in his last moments.”

Chabakuk’s six-year-old son was present when the terrorists attacked his father. His father’s last words were to tell his son to run home.

The levaya for Yonatan Chabakuk, h’yd. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
The levaya for Yonatan Chabakuk, h’yd. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
The levaya for Yonatan Chabakuk, h’yd. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Oren Ben-Yiftach, h’yd was buried in Lod. His levaya was attended by, among others, Ramle Rav HaRav Yechiel Abuchatzeira, Lod Rav Eitan Shnerb, who lost his daughter Rina in a terror attack, and other Rabbanim. Lod Mayor Yair Revivo also attended the levaya as well as Jonathan Pollard.

The niftar’s son said: “Abba, I already miss you. Why did this happen to you? I promise to watch out for Ima and my sisters.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. And we still play nice guy… the worst we ever do is demolish the homes of the murderers. Things need to change… STOP EMPLOYING ARAB WORKERS! Pay Jews a decent wage. Train them in construction, employ those with disabilities.

    If the families live in Israel… deport them to Gaza. And NO TRIAL when they do find them. Shoot immediately.

    May G-d avenge the victims. It’s just too terrible to watch these videos, the photos are heartbreaking enough.