Ron Yitzhak Kukia, the IDF soldier who was stabbed to death neat a bus stop in Arad on Thursday, was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Kiryat Shaul.

Photo credit: Kobi Richter, TPS/Channel 2 News

Hundreds of family members and friends attended the funeral of IDF soldier Ron Yitzhak Kukia on Sunday, who was murdered in Thursday’s stabbing attack in Arad.

Ron’s sister wrote a heart-wrenching eulogy on her Facebook page earlier, asking her brother for strength. “Every time I close my eyes, I picture your last moments, all alone, so helpless, struggling to call for help while gasping for breath and bleeding to death,” she wrote. “Someone please wake me up from this nightmare!”

Kukia was stabbed by a terrorist on Thursday evening at a bus stop near a large shopping center in Arad. The attacker fled the scene.