Hundreds gather to mourn 4 victims of Kiryat Arba attack

Funerals will be held at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem, as well as Ashdod, and Petah Tikva.

September 1, 2010 12:15
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Bullet holes on a car outside Kiryat Arba

bullet holes terror attack 311 Ap. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Hundreds gathered to mourn the four victims of Tuesday's terror attack in Kiryat Arba on Wednesday, in the West Bank settlement of Beit Haggai. Mourners filed the streets around a Beit Haggai synagogue to listen to eulogies.

After the service, the mourners will gather at three separate cemeteries to bury the victims. Yitzhak Ames, 47, and his wife Tali Ames, 45, will be buried at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem, Kochava Even-Haim, 37, in Ashdod, and Avishai Schindler, 24, in Petah Tikva.

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All four victims, killed while driving on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba on Tuesday night, were residents of Beit Haggai.

According to eyewitness reports, the terrorists succeeded in hitting the passengers in their initial fire, but then approached the car and shot the occupants again at close range.

Following the attack, the Israel Police Operations Branch sent out an order to all officers in the Judea and Samaria district calling on them to increase their awareness and be on the look out for potential terror attacks, while maintaining security in the area.

Yaakov Lappin and Yaakov Katz contributed to this report

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