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Thousands attend funeral of family killed in terrorist attack

Mourners at the funeral of the Salomon family on Sunday. JINIPIX

Thousands attended the funeral of three members of a family killed in a Palestinian stabbing attack.

Yosef Salomon, 70, and his children Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36, were buried on Sunday afternoon at the cemetery in the central Israel city of Modi’in.

Yosef Salomon’s wife, Tovah, 68, who was seriously injured in the attack, was allowed to leave the hospital for the funeral. Several of the mourners carried large Israeli flags throughout the funeral, according to reports. Some 10,000 mourners were expected to attend the funeral.

The three were killed and one injured when Palestinian attacker Omar Abed, 19, from the nearby Palestinian village of Kobar, entered the home and began stabbing the family members, who had gathered at the Salomon home to celebrate the birth of a baby to another of the senior Salomon’s sons.


Michal Solomon, the wife of Elad, who ran with the children to the safety of an upstairs room which she locked and then called security services, in a eulogy called him the “perfect husband” and her best friend. “Now you are not here for me and it scares me,” she said. “In the last two days I have received so much strength from people I don’t know. You don’t know how much you have helped me,” she also said.

“Only someone with no remnant of humanity could raise their hand against Yossi and his family. Yossi that made everyone he came across happy. The Salomon family household was based on making other people happy,” the rabbi of Halamish, Yonatan Glass, said in a statement read on his behalf.


  • TerrorIsEvil

    Thank you for pointing out that there are victims here and that it is not about “metal detectors” or other propaganda being dumped on us once again by the PA, by former Obama staff, by mainstream leftist media, by the EU, by the UN and by the OIC.

    There is a conspiracy to make every death of a Jew acceptable because some PA “official” says that occupation is the root cause when, in fact, Islamic terrorism and hatred of Jews by Muslims and Arabs is the root cause of the problem.

    The mainstream media have been ignoring the deaths of the policemen on the temple mount, the violence and bloody terror murder carried out against the Salomon family and the building of Islamic “mosques” atop Jewish religious sites, the dumping of Jewish artifacts from our temple mount and the incitement by Abbas and his terrorists.

    It is time to let the autocratic Abbas go – to let Abbas defend his terrorist kleptocracy against his people and see who comes out on top.

    It is time to set the record straight and to get mainstream media to answer for always elevating terrorist propagandists in their TV media to some high official status that such liars do not deserve.

  • Matt McLaughlin

    The use of the word ‘terrorist’ seems forced. It’s an open conflict, it’s cause foretold 100 years now.