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Jerusalem - Funeral For Israeli Victim Killed In Rosh Hashanah Rock Throwing Attack Draws Hundreds

Published on: September 16, 2015 02:43 PM
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Friends and relatives mourn next to the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. REUTERSFriends and relatives mourn next to the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. REUTERS

Jerusalem - Hundreds of grieving friends and family members bid an emotional farewell to Jerusalem resident Alexander Levlovitz on Wednesday after the 64-year-old was murdered in a car crash caused by Arab rock throwers Sunday night in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of South Jerusalem.

In the emotional service which drew religious and political figures as well, Levlovitz was eulogized by his children, including son Nir who said “nothing” could have prepared the family for such a moment.

“How can I go on without you? To feel you unconditional love?” Nir mourned. “You rest in the soil of the city in which you were born, which you loved, in which you were murdered.”

Daughter Maya asked, “How can we say good-bye to a person like you?”

Levlovitz’s wife Iris said, “You were taken from us due to a baseless hatred which you never had in your heart.”

Two other passengers were injured in the attack. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Levlovitz was injured as he was driving home from a meal marking the Jewish new year and later died of his injuries. She said the identity of the attackers was unknown but that they were likely from a nearby Arab neighborhood.

A young Israeli woman, Bosmat Haberfeld, said she was driving along the same route when her car was attacked.

“They tried to throw rocks in our direction but missed and hit the driver behind us who lost control of the vehicle and was killed,” she told Channel 10 TV. “We stopped a few meters away on the side to call the police. My mother saw a masked man run toward the car with a slingshot, she screamed at me to duck. I ducked down and I heard the glass shatter and my mother and I were covered in broken glass.”

She said a resident from a nearby Arab neighborhood, driving a motorcycle, later stopped, checked to see if she and her mother were aright and gave them water.

Friends and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)
The body of Alexander Levlovich is lowered into a grave during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)The body of Alexander Levlovich is lowered into a grave during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Friends and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovich during his funeral in Jerusalem September 16, 2015. Levlovich, an Israeli motorist, died in a crash in the Jerusalem area on Monday, apparently after someone threw a stone at his vehicle, police said, as Israeli-Palestinian tensions mounted in the city over the Jewish New Year.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)
Maayan Levlovitz (2-L) salutes next to the body of her father, Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Maayan Levlovitz (2-L) salutes next to the body of her father, Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives carry the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives mourn next to the  body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives mourn next to the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives mourn next to the  body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing  protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives mourn next to the body of Alexander Levlovitz, during his funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, 16 September 2015. Media reports that Levlovitz was killed when his car smashed into a pole after   Palestinians threw stones at his car on its way for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner in Armon Hanetziv neighborhood Neighborhood in east Jerusalem on 13 of September, Levlovitz was 64-year old. Wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians increased lately following ongoing protests at Al Aqsa Mosque. (Credit: EPA)

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 03:24 PM albroker Says:

the Zionists protect "their" Arab citizens "rights" during Ramadan and other Islamic holidays but cannot protect Jews in their own capital celebrating their holidays and Bibi has the chutzpa to tell us that this is our land. Bibi stop talking and for once open a Kahane book to see how the Arab problem is to be dealt with (hint, its not appeasement).

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 03:39 PM zooog Says:

who's Tallis did they the nifter in?

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 04:27 PM berylyoseph Says:

The problem is Israel's leftist media and "Justice" system. The intelligence services know who instigates those occurences, and have the ability to eliminate them in a discreet manner, if not for the above mentioned dark forces.

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 04:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
zooog Says:

who's Tallis did they the nifter in?

yOURS.

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 04:40 PM shtusim Says:

Reply to #2  
zooog Says:

who's Tallis did they the nifter in?

The man died AL KIDDUSH HASHEM. HE WAS A JEW AND KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS A JEW. its one day after Rosh Hashanah - and you just threw ALL your tefilos out!

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 Sep 16, 2015 at 07:08 PM Anonymous Says:

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shtusim Says:

The man died AL KIDDUSH HASHEM. HE WAS A JEW AND KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS A JEW. its one day after Rosh Hashanah - and you just threw ALL your tefilos out!

You're not G-d and I think it's horribly presumptuous of you to tell another Jew he just threw out his tfillos. You can have your own opinions and voice them respectfully.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 12:40 PM MyThreeCents Says:

Maybe this was his kappora for driving on Rosh Hashono

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