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Jerusalem - Hundreds Turn Out To Funeral Of 'Lone' (Mes Mitzvah) Terror Victim

Published on: October 14, 2015 01:36 PM
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Iza (seated), mother of  Alon Guverg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, mourns during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015.Iza (seated), mother of Alon Guverg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, mourns during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015.

Jerusalem - Hundreds of men and women turned out to mourn the second victim of the horrific bus attack that took place Tuesday morning in Jerusalem.

51 year old Alon Guverg died in the shooting and stabbing spree that took place in Armon Hanatziv.  With no living relatives to bury Guverg, friends and neighbors took on the responsibility of laying the deceased to rest, with ZAKA issuing a call to the public, asking them to attend the funeral which took place at 5 PM today in Givat Shaul, as reported by Israel National News.

Over a dozen people were injured in yesterday’s attack which also claimed the life of 78 year old Chaim Haviv, as previously reported on VIN News.

Among those who turned out to honor Guverg was Rabbi Aryeh Stern, Ashkenazic chief rabbi of Jerusalem.

“Unfortunately we see Jews being killed in the streets of Israel because they are Jews,” Rabbi Stern eulogized. “Everyone feels a sense of shared destiny during these moments.”

Rabbi Golan Gabbay, head of Armon Hatnatziv’s Orthodox Jewish community, who blocked the terrorists with his car during the brutal bloodbath, noted that despite Guvberg’s lack of blood relatives, familial relationships run strong throughout the Jewish community.

“The residents of the neighborhood came to give their last respects to the victim,” said Rabbi Gabbay. “Although he has no family, he has a family called the Jewish people.”

In an emotional moment, mourners joined together in song at the funeral, singing “L’maan Achai V’Reyai,” a song of solidarity and brotherhood.

Also in attendance were Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, rosh yeshiva at Merkaz HaRav and Danny Hirschberg, CEO of Bnei Akiva.

Friends and relatives carry the body of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives carry the body of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Friends and relatives mourn during the funeral of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives mourn during the funeral of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, during his funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Friends and relatives mourn during the funeral of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives mourn during the funeral of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Iza (seated), mother of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, mourns during her son's funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Iza (seated), mother of Alon Gobberberg, 51, who was killed yesterday in an attack on a bus, mourns during her son’s funeral in Jerusalem October 14, 2015. Israel started setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to combat a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Seven Israelis, including Gobberberg who was killed on October 13 by two Palestinians who shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem, and 31 Palestinians, including assailants, children and protesters in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Relatives and family try to comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Relatives and family try to comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Relatives and family try to comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Relatives and family try to comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Relatives and family comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Relatives and family comfort the mother (C) of Alon Govberg during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews waiting to take the body of Alon Govberg, during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jews waiting to take the body of Alon Govberg, during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)
Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)Family and relatives of Alon Govberg, mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 October 2015. Alon Govberg was one of the victims of the attack in Jerusalem on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and died when armed Palestinians on open fire on the vehicle, 13 October 2015. Hundreds of troops were being deployed 14 October 2015 in Israeli cities following a series of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. (Credit: EPA)

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 01:56 PM tragic Says:

HY"D!!! Hashem please bring the geula Bkarov

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 02:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe u can get the names straight here..First he had no living relatives..then theres a picture of a mother...then two different names for Alon G...Govberg or Gobberberg...

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 02:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Respectfully and mournfully I don't understand the article - his mother is pictured yet it says he has no family

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 04:52 PM zelig Says:

First of all kol hakavod to all Yidden and may this be the last time we are called upon to perform this mitzvah. Regarding the name, whe translating from Hebrew, editors guess how the name is pronounced. Sometimes they get it wrong.
About the mother- yeah I was truly surprised. It was obvious before reading that this is a close family member. Rachmonus that a mother should bury a son.
Moshiach NOW!!

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 07:58 PM j Says:

Relax people... Being 51 living alone and the only family member attending is a mother is entitled to say no family! And about the name, 2 diff ways of translating it from Hebrew. Relax!!!! Y'hd

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 Oct 14, 2015 at 08:15 PM enlightened-yid Says:

HY'D
A very moving, tragic story. Over the past weeks, seeing videos and photos of Jews and Israelis of all stripes and colors respond as a one people to terror attacks helping each other, it's frustrating that we are only united when tragedy strikes us, but continue to be divisive and dismissive of each-other when life goes back to normal.

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