Before Remembrance Day, PM visits brother's grave

"The years pass, but the pain remains," Netanyahu says at grave of brother, Yoni, killed in the 1976 Entebbe raid.

April 23, 2012 12:48
Netanyahu family at grave of Yoni Netanyahu

Netanyahu at brothers grave 370. (photo credit: GPO)


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the grave of his brother, Yonatan, on Mount Herzl Sunday evening.

Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife, Sarah, and his two sons, Yair and Avner, lit a memorial candle and placed a flag on the grave. "Yoni" Netanyahu, commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal unit,  was killed in the 1976 Entebbe raid.

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The Prime Minister paid the visit two nights before Remembrance Day, so his security detail would not disrupt others visiting the graves of their loved ones on that day.  

"The years pass, but the pain remains," he said at the site.

Netanyahu's 102-year old father, Benzion, was unable to accompany his son to the military cemetery, so the prime minister and his family paid him a visit immediately afterward.

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