On Saturday night, while the funeral of a 20-year-old terror victim was taking place in the North, two men were seen dropping Molotov cocktails in the Gush Etzion region of Judea.
More than 1,000 people attended the funeral on Saturday night of 20-year-old terror victim Shelly Dadon, who was found stabbed to death in an abandoned parking lot in northern Israel on her way to a job interview. Police believe the crime was nationalistically motivated by local anti-Israel Arabs belonging to the “Galilee Liberation Organization.”
The investigation into the murder, including police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), continues. “We will do everything possible to get to the perpetrator or perpetrators as soon as possible and to bring them to justice,” Northern District Police Commander Moshe Cohen said on Channel 10 TV.
Dadon is the most recent terror victim on the eve of the annual Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day), when the State of Israel remembers those who were killed by enemies of the Jewish State, whether fighting in its wars or through acts of terror against civilians.
“I stand here in front of her grave fresh, and refuse to believe,” Dadon’s father said in his eulogy, as reported on the Israel National News website. “This tragedy happened to us. Our flower, our angel, the princess of the house is gone. She was killed before her time.”
“It is difficult to talk about you in the past tense, but reality now strikes us,” he continued, according to INN. “This is a very great loss. It is impossible to find words to comfort us.”
“The smile was the symbol of your inner and outer beauty, which shined,” he added. “Your illumination of our home and on our family made us all proud of who you are.”
“Israel has lost a flower, a person who did not hurt anyone before, family friend Matan Maimon, 26, told INN after the burial.
The terror victim, a resident of Afula, was found near the spot where the body of taxi driver Yafim Weinstein of Upper Nazareth was discovered in November 2009, the Jerusalem Post noted, adding that “seven Israeli Arabs, all residents of Nazareth and affiliated with al-Qaida and global jihad, were later arrested in a joint police-Shin Bet operation for murdering Weinstein and carrying out a series of other terrorist attacks.”
Dadon’s “only sin was being Jewish,” said Rabbi Yitzhak David Grossman of the city of Migdal Ha’emek, where the murder took place.
Failed Terror Attack in Gush Etzion
Also on Saturday night, two men dropped Molotov cocktails outside Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion, a security professional told United with Israel. No one was hurt.
The terrorists were seen on camera escaping to the nearby Arab village of Beit Fajjar, and a search is ongoing.
Written by: Atara Beck
Staff Writer/Editor, United with Israel