Tel Aviv terror victims buried on Sunday

The three victims of the shooting terror attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday night will be brought to their final resting places on Sunday afternoon.

 Israelis light candles at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, central Tel Aviv. 2 people were killed and several more injured in last night terror attack, April 8, 2022 (photo credit: NOAM REVKIN FENTON/FLASH90)
Israelis light candles at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, central Tel Aviv. 2 people were killed and several more injured in last night terror attack, April 8, 2022
(photo credit: NOAM REVKIN FENTON/FLASH90)

The three victims of the Tel Aviv terror shooting attack on Thursday will be buried on Sunday.

Tomer Morad, 28, was buried 3:30 p.m. in Kfar Saba. Eitam Megini, 27, will also be buried in Kfar Saba at 4:30 p.m.

Morad and Megini were childhood friends and the families originally requested that they be buried next to each other in the "Pardes Haim" cemetery. However, the Megini family requested that Eitam be buried in a coffin (and not just wrapped in a cloth) and the funeral home denied the request for technical and halakhic reasons. Megini will therefore be buried in the "Menucha Nechona" cemetery.

Speaking at Morad's funeral, his girlfriend of seven years Ariel said "thank you for the privilege to be by your side for seven years every day," she said. "Thank you for all the amazing experiences we had together. I will be strong. I am forever yours, my love, my Tomer."

"Parting from you hurts me in all my blood vessels," said Morad's sister Tal. "I refuse to believe that we're in this situation. You were an excellent brother to me. You were a person full of values and a sense of humor, a walking ray of light."

Tel Aviv terror attack victim Tomer Morad is laid to rest in Kfar Saba. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)Tel Aviv terror attack victim Tomer Morad is laid to rest in Kfar Saba. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

"I was looking for a photo of us together, and everything I find is so old," said his brother Omri who has lived in the US the last few years. "I missed you."

Megini's family announced on Sunday that it will donate his corneas to people in need of cornea implants. 

"It's so sad that you were taken from your fiancee Ayala and from all of us at such a young age," said Megini's father Eyal at his funeral. "I promise that everyone will remember what a wonderful person you were. I will love you until my last day."

Tel Aviv terror attack victim Eitam Megini is laid to rest. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)Tel Aviv terror attack victim Eitam Megini is laid to rest. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

"You were my friend, my brother and not just as an expression," said his friend Ido. "I cannot believe you're not here. Every time I see a photo of you I feel like I'm in a nightmare that doesn't end. You were a good man and a good friend, our glue. Without you, we wouldn't be as close as we are."

"My Eitam, my big and only brother, I have no words, I cannot believe it," said Megini's sister Noa. "We will continue to be together forever. You always looked after me and protected me from everyone. I promise to look after mom, dad, grandma and grandpa."

"This is Eitam's final contribution to Israeli society," his parents Iris and Eyal said.

"There are no words that can describe what a special person he was in every aspect - [with] wisdom, friendship and personality he would win over everyone he met and within two minutes they would fall in love with him," said Hagai, Eitam's grandfather. 

Barak Lofan, 35, will be buried at 5:30 p.m. in Kibbutz Ginossar where he grew up.

Lofan's friends and family gathered to speak to the media on Sunday. 

"Barak on Thursday went out to let off steam with friends. Everything was OK when he left home. Yuval, our eldest daughter, said to him, 'Dad you are so good-looking today.' Barak did everything to make sure we were content," Lofan's widow Dana said.

"I told the children that Dad was involved in a terrible incident and died," she said. "I told them that he will always be with us. Barak was a [unique] figure. It turns out that hundreds of people who knew him came [to offer their condolences]. He was the most active father."

"Barak was our youngest, and was born in January amongst the thunder and lightning, and thus received the beautiful name Barak [which means lightning," Barak's father said. "Everyone will agree that Barak had a huge heart for giving and helping, and had good hands and a good head," he said.

"He was an inseparable part of all of us," Barak's friend Omer said. 

"He was the best son a parent could wish for and the best friend one could wish for, the best father, the best husband. He didn't even know that about himself, he always had a shy smile, and was humble and didn't care for titles or honor. He was so much larger than life. I at least didn't understand this until now," he said.