The parents of little Amiad Yisrael held a press conference as each still recovers from wounds they received in the terrorist shooting that took the life of their son. The Jerusalem Post's Jeremy Sharon reports that the parents are thankful for the outpouring of love they have received in the wake of their terrible loss:
During an emotional press conference held in Shaarei Tzedek Hospital by Amichai and his wife Shira who were both shot and wounded last Sunday, the two bereaved parents gave heartfelt thanks to the outpouring of love they said they have felt following the terror attack which they said had given them physical and psychological strength.
“Our baby, Amiad Israel, managed to unite the Jewish people in the three days he was alive, something most people never manage to do during their entire lives,” said Amichai.
“Everyone wanted to come and help us and wish us well, secular, religious, haredi, from across the spectrum of Israeli society,” he continued...
“We are brothers first and foremost, that they will not succeed in taking from us. They can stab us, shoot us, run us over, throw stones at us, murder us, murder our children, but they cannot break us, we wont let them,” he said emotionally.
Shira gave thanks to the hospital staff and to the paramedics who saved her life in the critical moments following the attack and on the journey to the hospital in Jerusalem.
“The Jewish people are helping me physically and spiritually, thank you from the depths of my heart,” she said...