Netanyahu visits family of Border Police officer murdered in terror attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrived at the home of Hadas Malka, who was murdered on Friday in a terror attack in Jerusalem. “It’s just a terrible loss,” Netanyahu told the Malka family.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the Malka family home in Ezer and met with the family of 23-year-old Hadas, who was murdered in a terror attack in Jerusalem on Friday evening. “We came to salute her, to bow our heads in her memory, to be with you all,” he told Hadas’ parents. “It’s just a terrible loss.”

David, Hadas’ father, eulogized her today. “There are people who made a mark on the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” he said. “Most of them accomplished this during their long lives but our Hadas was so young and [yet] she made a mark of loving the nation and the state.”

“We were privileged to raise an amazing girl for 23 years,” David said in front of reporters. “You grew up in a home of morals and love. We admired you for the person you were, for your achievements, your good heart, the tolerance, the wisdom, the ability to lead and the positive outlook on life that you had. [All this] until a disgusting and despicable terrorist murdered you and took you along with all of your hopes to travel the world and establish a family in Israel.”

“We are proud of you for fighting in your way and insisting on being transferred from a clerical position to a combat role,” the father added. “My dear daughter, we will miss you during the Shabbat meals, holidays and occasions. You will be missed by your brothers, sisters, mother and me. Protect us from above and we will remember you forever.”

Hadas’ funeral took place shortly after midnight (between Saturday and Sunday). Thousands of people, including Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, attended the ceremony.

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