Peres: Death of brother soldiers akin to Biblical chapter

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.”
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