Injured Father Used Religious Garment to Save Son

Stand for Israel  |  August 23, 2019

Scene of terror bombing, August 23, 2019
Scene of terror bombing, August 23, 2019

When an Israeli family was targeted today by a terrorist bomb while trying to enjoy the Holy Land, the father leaped into action. Arutz Sheva reports that Rabbi Eitan Shnerb used his tzitzit as a tourniquet to stop his wounded son’s bleeding, but was unable to save his daughter’s life:

The uncle of the family injured Friday morning in a terror attack said during the afternoon that the father had tried to save his daughter’s life, but it was too late.

Rina Shnerb, 17, was murdered Friday morning in a terror attack which left her father and brother moderately and seriously wounded. Investigators believe that the homemade explosive device which injured the family was planted in the path to the spring, where the family had been walking.

“He came over to his son Dvir, took of his tzitzit (religious four-cornered garment) and used it as a tourniquet,” the uncle said.

“The attackers planned this. They saw innocent, pure, and good people coming to swim in the spring, a spring that is in Israel and under our control. The explosive device hurt them so badly. Rina was a sweet girl filled with a fear of heaven and fear of G-d.

“She was a girl who gave her entire self to youth activities and volunteer activities. She was so sweet, and she had her entire life ahead of her.”

Rina celebrated her 17th birthday last week. Her brother, 19-year-old Dvir Haim, was moderately to seriously injured, while their father, Rabbi Eitan, was lightly injured…