Adiel Kolman, 32, was laid to rest on Monday morning in Kokhav HaShahar. The father of four was murdered yesterday in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.

The funeral

The funeral Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS

Hundreds of people attended Monday the funeral of 32-year-old Adiel Kolman, a father of four. The ceremony was held in Kokhav HaShahar, a settlement near Jerusalem.

Kolman was murdered on Sunday in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. Kolman worked at the City of David museum and was on his way home from work when a Palestinian terrorist stabbed him. The terrorist was eliminated at the scene by a police officer. Kolman succumbed to his wounds at the hospital a few hours after the attack.

“How many times I told him that maybe it’s a bit dangerous [to work in the Old City], and he told me, ‘No, I’m going. I’m not afraid. I look around me and there are a lot of tourists and soldiers. There’s no reason to worry,’” Kolman’s widow, Ayelet, said during the funeral. “The team from the community came to my house to tell us about his injury. He was supposed to come home at around 4:00 PM. I noticed that he was late, and I tried calling but he didn’t answer. I said it was okay; it always takes him time to get home. I was with the children. When they knocked on the door, two of them were already in their beds.”


Kolman Photo Credit: Courtesy of the family

“My son cried when I told him,” she recalled. “He asked, ‘Who will put me on their shoulders?’ That’s what Adiel would usually do when we were on Saturday trips and in the afternoons.”

Following the attack, IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police forces mapped the terrorist’s house in Aqraba for demolition and interrogated his family. The terrorist has been identified as Abed al-Rahman Fadel, a 28-year-old father of two who carried a valid entry permit to Jerusalem. Israel’s security forces believe that Fadel acted alone and was not connected to a terrorist group.