The Pain is Deep, but Our Roots Here are Deeper

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25 Jul 2017

President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attended the memorial ceremony for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky on the 77th anniversary of his death Sunday evening.

The ceremony took place on Mt. Herzl, where Jabotinsky is buried.

In his opening remarks, President Rivlin spoke about the deadly terrorist attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish) on Friday night and said, “At this very moment, the beloved Salomon family, Yossi, Elad and Haya are being laid to rest. Yossi, Elad, and Haya who were marking the arrival of another child to their family, and were brutally murdered at their Sabbath table. Our hearts, the hearts of all the people of Israel, are with the Salomon family and the community of Halamish at this difficult time. The heart breaks at such moments of mourning and inner turmoil, but it is impossible for public representatives and elected leaders to be silent. The acts of terror, the violence on and off the mountain so holy to Jews and Arabs, must be condemned and must be stopped.”

The President added, “I send my condolences, and those of all the people of Israel, to the families of those murdered, and I want to offer strength and support to all the security forces, the IDF, the ISA (Shin Bet internal security agency), and the Police, who are working day and night to protect the people and the land.”

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