This week, PM Netanyahu paid his respects to the families of the two police officers killed in the Temple Mount terror shooting earlier this month. The Times of Israel's Raoul Wootliff reports on the visits to the Druze community where these two brave Israelis lived with their loved ones:
Haiel Sitawe, 30, and Kamil Shnaan, 22, of Israel’s Druze community, were killed when on duty just outside the compound by three Arab Israeli assailants, who used guns they had smuggled onto the Temple Mount.
In the northern Druze town of Hurfeish, Shnaan’s father, former Labor Party Knesset member Shachiv Shanan, thanked Netanyahu for the visit and the support that the public has given the family.
“Over the past few days the Jewish people, of which you stand at the head, has shown us its beautiful, loving kindness,” Shnaan said. “The State of Israel is truly the best place in the world for the Druze community.”
Netanyahu told Shnaan that he was “moved” by his words. “We have come here to show our love for you,” he said.
He also visited the Sitawe family in the nearby town of Maghar.
Sitawe joined the Israel Police in 2012 and had served in the unit responsible for securing the Temple Mount ever since. He left behind a wife, Irin, a three-week-old son, his parents and three brothers. Shnaan’s engagement party to his girlfriend was to be held this week. Shnaan was survived by his parents, one brother and three sisters...