As Stand for Israel sadly told you yesterday, a terrorist infiltrated a West Bank settlement, stabbing three Israelis and killing one. Now, The Times of Israel's Jacob Magid has further information on the murder of Yotam Ovadia, a beloved 31-year-old father of two:
Yotam’s uncle recalled how his nephew would stop by his parents’ home every day after work before entering his own house down the street.
The 31-year-old had been on his way to their house when he was attacked.
“Yotam was supposed to pick up ingredients for a romantic dinner he had prepared for his wife in honor of Tu B’av,” his uncle said, referring to the Jewish Valentine’s Day.
The deadly incident took place at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday evening.
According to authorities, Mohammad Tareq Yousef, 17, from the village of Kobar near Ramallah further north in the West Bank, climbed over the settlement’s security fence and walked deeper into the settlement, crossing a playground area. Reaching a quiet residential street on the edge of the community, Yousef saw 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia and stabbed him repeatedly in the upper torso.
Daniel Nadav, an across the street neighbor, heard the screams and left his house to find the source of the commotion. Coming down from the steps of his home, he saw Ovadia covered in blood, collapsing to the ground.
As he recalled the experience for The Times of Israel, Nadav pointed to the blood-stained spot on the street where his neighbor had fallen...