As Israel mourns the two young victims of Sunday's terrorist shooting, and as the victims' families bury them, we have learned more about Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi. The Times of Israel tells us that both were young spouses and parents, beloved by those who are now left behind:
Family and friends of the victims in Sunday morning’s terror attack in the West Bank mourned the two casualties — both in their prime, both dedicated parents to young children — in the hours after the grisly shooting.
Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist. Both had worked at Alon Group, which manufactures waste management systems, at the Barkan Industrial Park near the settlement-city of Ariel. Levengrond Yehezkel was secretary to the CEO, while Hajbi worked in accounting...
“She was all smiles, beloved and sweet,” her aunt Yehudit said. “The skies have shattered over us. But Kim will always be with us. I’m angry. Someone needs to answer for this and fast. It doesn’t make sense that parents should bury their children.”
Her friend Natalie remembered “an amazing, wonderful, kind woman, all about giving. A wonderful mother.”
Throughout the day, friends and relatives of Levengrond Yehezkel arrived at her parents’ home in Rosh Ha’ayin. Kim and her husband Guy had lived in Barkan, where the attack took place, up until a year ago, when they moved into an apartment in Rosh Ha’ayin to be near Kim’s parents. They have an 18-month-old child. Despite the relocation, Kim continued to work at Alon Group, where she served as secretary to the CEO. She had studied law and was preparing for her bar exam...
Hajbi’s mother Iris said her son was “a pure and amazing soul who left behind three children and a wonderful wife.”
She added: “On Saturday he’ll have a birthday, and he was only 35. I need to bury my son at 35. What have I done wrong in life? What will happen now?”