On February 18, 2016, Tuvia Yanai Weissman, 21, was stabbed to death in a supermarket while he was shopping with his wife and baby daughter.

Tuvia Yanai Weissman (R), his wife, and baby. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

I wrote about it in a post the next day, It’s just a wedding video.

The Palestinian attackers were 14 years old. They were shot by a private citizen during the assault. One died and the other is an Israeli hospital where he will receive as complete medical treatment as the person he stabbed.

These stabbing attacks by Palestinian minors, of which there have been many, don’t happen in a vacuum. There is widespread incitement both officially from the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and also in social media….

Tuvia Yanai Weissman was buried this morning in Israel:

At the funeral on Friday, Weissman’s father Dana eulogized his son, saying, “you loved your daughter Neta so much. You took her to see the flowers in the Negev a day before you were murdered. No hatred and no enemy will end that (love).”

His mother Orli said, “I release you to God, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to release the love. You were very independent and went on your path.”

Weissman’s bereaved widow Yael said, “you were always full of endless giving, if you hadn’t run there (to stop the terrorists) you wouldn’t be the Yanai that I know and fell in love with. If only you could have been with Neta more, how many dreams we had.”

“Before we entered the supermarket I asked you when we will be a normal family and you said it won’t be long,” she said, in a reference to his ongoing intense army service.

“My beloved, who would believe that I would write to you while you are no longer with me, in the short time we had on the weekends you made sure to take care of everything. You heard that something happened and you ran and I waited for you.”

“We managed so much in two years of marriage even though we weren’t together a lot.”

“Yanai you are a true hero of all the nation of Israel, you knew that you had no weapon and nevertheless you ran. I want to thank you, I merited to learn from a talented and special man. Thank you for our Neta,” concluded Yael.

I included their wedding video:

It hit me hard when I saw it….

There’s something about a wedding image of a young person just murdered that gets to me, as it did when it was just a photo.

Last week, the killers were sentenced to long prison sentences. The Times of Israel reports:

Two Palestinian teenage terrorists who stabbed to death off-duty soldier Tuvia Yanai Weissman and seriously wounded another Israeli man in 2016 were sentenced to 35 and 32 years in prison on Wednesday, the army said.

A third terrorist involved in the plot was sentenced late last year to 35 years in prison and ordered to pay a NIS 1.25 million ($330,000) fine.

The military prosecution requested life sentences for all three, but that was denied by the court, which noted that the terrorists were minors at the time of the attack. Prosecutors are expected to appeal the ruling and again request life sentences.

Remember this every time anti-Israel activists demand Israel not imprison Palestinian “children.”


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