Aryeh Schupak, a 16-year-old yeshiva student, was killed on Wednesday in a terror attack in Jerusalem.
By TPS, JNS and WIN Staff
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Aryeh Schupak, a yeshiva student killed in the Wednesday morning terror attack.
The funeral was held in the Boston Synagogue of Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. He was laid to rest at the nearby Har HaMenuchot Cemetery.
A pair of bombs blew up within minutes of each other at bus stops near the entrance to Jerusalem.
One detonated near the Central Bus Station, the other at a bus stop by the Ramot Junction known by locals as the “Trampiada.”
Schupak, a student at a yeshiva in Moshav Beit Meir, was at the Trampiada waiting for a ride when a bomb exploded.
“I am sending condolences on behalf of all citizens of Israel to the family of Aryeh Schupak who was killed today in the terrible terrorist attack. May his memory be for a blessing,” Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid convened a security meeting on Wednesday attended by, among others, Defense Minister Gantz, Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Ronen Bar and Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev.
“I would first like to send my condolences and the condolences of the government of Israel to the family of Aryeh Shechopek, of blessed memory. He was a boy who never wronged anyone in the world, and he was murdered simply because he was Jewish. I also wish a speedy and full recovery to the wounded,” said Lapid following the meeting.
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