Rivlin pays condolence calls

"I know that we say 'Blessed is the True Judge'" said Rivlin, "but we all know that there is no comfort in the face of such a terrible tragedy."

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May 6, 2019 16:44
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President Rivlin visiting family of Moshe Agadi killed in rocket attack in south of Israel.

President Rivlin visiting family of Moshe Agadi killed in rocket attack in south of Israel.. (photo credit: MARK NEIMAN - GPO)

President Reuven Rivlin paid condolence calls on Monday to the families of Moshe Agadi, Moshe Feder, Pinchas Menachem Prezuasman and Ziad Alhamamda who were killed in separate rocket attacks over the past few days in different areas of the South.


Alhamamda was a member of Israel's Bedouin community. Rivlin made a point of saying that "All the tribes of Israel are together for better for worse, in hopes and in hardships. Regardless of the tribe to which we belong – haredi, secular, religious, traditional, Jews or Arabs – terror strikes without discrimination, without mercy, and we will never give in to it.
"We are together in our joys and in our pain, and I fervently pray that none of you will know further sorrow," he said.


Rivlin was accompanied to the home of the Prezuasman family by Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman who, like the deceased, is a Gur Hassid. The victim was in his early twenties, and was the father of two young children. He was running for shelter when he was struck. "I know that we say 'Blessed is the True Judge'" said Rivlin, "but we all know that there is no comfort in the face of such a terrible tragedy."


He was accompanied to the home of the Alhamamda family by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who has a very close relationship with the Bedouin community and has been instrumental in trying to improve their living conditions.


Rivlin told the mourners that he does his utmost to visit all sectors of Israeli society, especially when terror is the cause of a family's bereavement.


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