A deadly shooting took place yesterday in Jerusalem, killing two and wounding five. The gunman, a Palestinian terrorist, opened fire near the Holy City’s Ammunition Hill. Those killed include Lavana Malihi, a 60-year-old pensioner, and Yosef Kirma, a 29-year-old police officer who responded to the attack and was critically wounded in a shootout with the attacker. Yosef’s widow spoke heartfelt words about him at his funeral yesterday.
The wife of the police officer murdered on Sunday by the Palestinian terrorist he was trying to neutralize said her “heart is crumbling into little pieces,” the Hebrew news site nrg reported from Yosef Kirma’s funeral at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem a few hours after the mass shooting attack.
In her eulogy, Noy Kirma, whose husband had been awarded a medal of honor last December for thwarting a Palestinian stabbing attack on kindergarten kids, continued: “How many plans we had — for a home and children. You loved me more than I love myself.”
“You were my shoulder to lean on…” said the young widow, who had been married to the Israeli hero for only six months before his life was cut short. “You were loved by all. You were number one in their eyes. Number one in my eyes. I don’t know how the world will turn without you…You will be in my heart until the day I die.”
Let us keep Noy and the others grieving the losses from yesterday’s attack in our prayers, and also ask God to keep Israel and her citizens safe.