President Shimon Peres on Monday visited the Peretz family, mourning its son Eliraz who was killed in the IDF clash with Hamas on Friday.
Peres told the mother Miriam, “When I heard of Eliraz’s death, 12 years after his brother Uriel was killed in Lebanon, I felt as if I was reading the Bible… going back 3,000 years.”
“Your words tore my heart. On the one hand [they displayed] incomparable grief, and on the other, pride,” he added. “When I see your family I feel that I understand the secret of the State of Israel.”