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Murdered Israeli Was IDF Soldier, New Father

21-year-old Tuvia Yanai Weissman was an IDF soldier, husband, and father killed in a supermarket terror attack on February 18, 2016 north of Jerusalem (Photo: facebook)

More information has been released about the 21-year-old Israeli man who was stabbed and killed while shopping at a supermarket north of Jerusalem. Arutz Sheva's Uzi Baruch reports that Tuvia Yanai Weissman was not only an IDF soldier and a husband, but the new father of four-month-old daughter:

The 21-year-old shopper who was murdered on Thursday in an Arab terror attack at the Rami Levy supermarket in Sha'ar Binyamin was identified by the IDF as Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman.

Weissman was a combat soldier in the Nahal Brigade and lived in Ma'ale Mikhmas in the Binyamin region of Samaria, according to an IDF Spokesperson Unit statement on Thursday night.

He studied at a high school in Jerusalem and at a pre-military academy in Kfar Eldad in Judea. He enlisted in the Nahal Brigade and got married during his military service. Weissman leaves behind his wife Yael, a four-month-old daughter, his parents and three brothers.

The IDF statement noted that his family had been informed of the murder, and added that "the IDF joins in the sorrow of the family and will continue to accompany the family."

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