27-year-old Israeli among those killed on Malaysian airplane downed over Ukraine

Itamar Avnon's father writes on Facebook that family is waiting for official notice of death, but confirms his son was aboard plane.

July 18, 2014 10:49

Itamar Avnon, Israeli killed on Malaysian airlines flight. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A twenty-seven-year old Israeli man was among those killed on a Malaysian airlines flight MH17 that was reportedly shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, Maariv online reported on Friday.

The man's father, Dov Avnon from Kiryat Tivon, wrote on his Facebook page that the family found out about the crash when his daughter, the victims sister, heard about it on the news. They then realized it was the same flight Itamar was on.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

On Friday, friends and relatives gathered at the family's home to comfort them. The family says they are waiting for the official notification of the crash and their son's subsequent death.

"Airplanes that take off are also supposed to land but this this time it didn't help Itamar. He was with us for 27 years and he now only memories remain," the father said.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night