The victims of Thursday’s terror wave

We tend to get so caught up in the action and confusion of a terror attack, particularly a combined onslaught like yesterday’s, that sometimes the victims get pushed to one side for only their families to grieve. In order that we should not forget, here is a (partial) list of those killed yesterday. ה’ יקום דמם. May Hashem avenge their blood.

St. Sgt. Moshe Naftali

St. Sgt. Moshe Naftali HY'D

St. Sgt. Moshe Naftali,22, of Ofra in the Shomron, was killed while responding to the initial attacks.

A resident of Ofra, Naftali, 22, graduated from the yeshiva high school in Beit El and studied at Moshav Keshet on the Golan Heights before joining the Golani Brigade.

 

Pascal Avrahami

Pascal Avrahami HY'D

Pascal Avrahami, 49, married with three children, a senior counter-terrorism officer with the Israel Police, was killed in a shoot-out during the briefings given by the Defence Minister and Chief of Staff.

Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said the force “bows its heads and salutes Paskal Avrahami, the most veteran of the Counter-Terrorism Unit, who fell in a firefight with terrorists near the Netafim checkpoint.” He added that Avrahami was born in France, and emigrated to Israel in 1985. He served in a wide range of roles in the Counter-Terrorism Unit, though “little was known of the humble fighter’s acts and of the fact that he raised generations of fighters.” Avrahami received two citations for bravery and exemplary conduct, and was known for his cool headedness  and professionalism under fire, Danino said. Avrahami was struck by a sniper from the terror cell that launched deadly attacks earlier north of Eilat.

Flora and Moshe Gez

Flora and Moshe Gez HY'D

The four civilians killed in their car by an anti-tank missiles were two sisters and their husbands: Moshe and Flora Gaz, and Flora’s sister Shula Karlinsky and her husband, Dov Karlinsky.

Both couples lived in Kfar Saba.

The four took off for a vacation in Eilat on Thursday, but never arrived. As they approached the city they were ambushed by terrorists, who fired an anti-tank missile at their car.

After the missile hit his target, a terrorist approached the car and fired on the four to make sure they had all been slain.

Shula Karlinsky

Shula Karlinsky HY'D

Flora, 52, and Shula, 54, both worked in daycare centers for three- and four-year-old children in Kfar Saba.  “They were very well-known and respected educators,” Mayor Yehuda Ben-Hamo said of the two sisters. “This is a big tragedy for all of us.”

The Gaz family was expecting their first grandchild in another three months. They are survived by three children. The Karlinskys are survived by two children and two grandchildren.

“Flora and Moshe were excited for the birth of their first grandchild, but they will never see him,” one of the couple’s friends said Friday.

Yosef Levi

Yosef Levi HY'D

Yosef Levi, 57, from Holon,was killed in his car when it was ambushed along the same road.  His wife played dead while she lay next to her husband’s body. This is an earlier story from English Ynet.

One more victim, the bus driver from the second bus attack, has not had his name released yet.

May Hashem avenge their blood and may their memories be for a blessing.

יהי זכרם ברוך

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4 Responses to The victims of Thursday’s terror wave

  1. NormanF says:

    You cannot have Palestinian independence without shedding Jewish blood! What makes any one in their right mind think a Palestinian state will produce peace?

    • anneinpt says:

      I don’t think anyone in their right mind thinks a Pali state will produce peace. Those who want a Pali state are not about peace and are not looking for peace. All they want is to destroy Israel. If they are lucky enough to kill a few Jews on the way, so much the better as far as they are concerned.

      I don’t think even liberals and lefties think peace will emerge from a Pali state. They just want them to have a state so that they can feel they have done their bit for the Middle East, justice and peace be damned.

  2. I think it is grand that you choose to post this memorial piece. If not published who will know?

    As far as what the USA is doing? I dislike denigrating my own country, but truth is what it is these days. We are no friend to allies on the world political stage, not Israel, not Honduras, not Columbia, et al. under the current administration. If we do not shed this atrocity of governance in 2012 we’re toast … we’ll have a lame duck (means “unaccountable”) President run amok. Lord only knows what he’ll give away or who he will betray.

    Less than 6 months ago we were officially praising Syria’s Assad as a “reformer.” Today, we lead from the rear, you see … as if that is even possible. It is insane.

    Today we have a frustrated President who countermands and contradicts established laws by Executive Order. How much will it cost to challenge his authority to legislate from the Oval Office, by-passing Congress, contravening established law, and who would bring such a challenge or afford to do so? Did you know it is no longer illegal, virtually, to sneak in to the United States so long as you commit no felony that you are caught for? Not sure that applies to Canadians, Jews, or Irishmen, however … Yo Habla Espanol? Si? Well come on in compadre!!

    We have a President who literally dismisses American national sovereignty. No way he’s going to be of any help to Israel or anyone else who has no large constituency to vote for him in 2012. After that … who the flip knows?

    I gotta go now … I am just growing angrier as I write……&*((%$#*&%&^

    • anneinpt says:

      Heh. Keep cool Aridog. I get the feeling Obama has overstepped his mark and has irritated too many Americans, even those on the left, to be re-electable in 2012. Let’s hope anyway…

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