Two Young Israeli Soldiers Laid to Rest After Weekend Terror Attack
Friends and family tearfully remember pure-hearted young men who were the very best of what Israel had to offer
Israel on Saturday tearfully laid to rest Sgt. Netanel Kahalani, 20, and Capt. Ziv Daos, 21, after a Palestinian Arab rammed them with his vehicle a day earlier.
"I have not yet processed this and I don’t know if I can go on," said Netanel Kahalani's father, Danny, at this son's funeral. "I loved you so much, and I lost you in a second. Twenty years is nothing, but I am thankful for them."
Kahalani's mother, Naomi, added: "Netanel was a gift. I thank God for giving me this child. He had a heart of gold, a pure soul. He was an incredible child."
Daos, who was posthumously promoted to the rank of captain, was scheduled to be buried on Sunday afternoon.
The two were killed on Friday afternoon when 26-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ala Qabha rammed his car into a group of soldiers at a military outpost in the northern "West Bank."
Two other soldiers wounded in the attack are still hospitalized with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Qabha initially claimed the incident was a mere car accident, as did his family. But he later recanted and admitted his intention to kill Israeli soldiers.
The terrorist's brother and father have since been arrested on suspicion they were party to his plans, and the family home is slated for demolition.
Israeli soldiers mourn over the fresh grave of Cpt. Ziv Daos during his funeral in Holon Cemetery on March 18, 2018. Ziv Daos was killed on Friday in a terror vehicle-ramming attack near Mevo Dothan, in the West Bank. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90Want more news from Israel?
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