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Jerusalem - Family, Friends, And Religious Dignitaries Bid Emotional Farewell To Murdered IDF Hero Ziv Mizrahi

Published on: November 24, 2015 01:19 PM
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Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash9*0Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash9*0

Jerusalem - Hundreds of mourners joined family, friends, and religious dignitaries on Tuesday to bid an emotional farewell to fallen IDF hero Corporal Ziv Mizrahi who, despite being mortally wounded himself, managed to save the lives of fellow soldiers and others during Monday’s terror attack on Highway 443 in Jerusalem.

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ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.co (http://bit.ly/1NqcX1q) reports that Ziv’s father Doron Mizrahi, whose brother died in a terror attack some 13 years ago, moved attendees with an emotional eulogy of his son.

“They will not destroy our spirit, we will cry and we will mourn. Next Wednesday I will return to work,” Doron said. “May the names of the haters of Israel be erased, the nation of Israel lives, it won’t help them, they won’t destroy our spirit. Thirteen years ago I lost my brother and thought that I had paid the price with that. Ziv saved his officer, he shot the terrorists with a knife in his heart - that’s Ziv, a hero of Israel.”

Ziv’s brother, Lidor Mizrahi, echoed the sentiment of his father, saying, “I don’t know where to start. How can I eulogize you at such a young age? How proud I was that you were named after grandpa Zakai. I want to give a message to all haters of Israel - you will not break the people of Israel, you will not be able to break us. Ziv, I admire you. I cannot change fate. This is what God wanted. God gave and G-d took.”

Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar said, “Again we stand before holy ones. Everything that was in him was for the land of Israel, may God avenge his blood.”

“Many ask how long will we suffer,” Rabbi Amar continued. “He have no answer but it is written - everything is from G-d, everything. We don’t know the reasons but we rely on the Holy One blessed be He. Let us take advantage of this great gathering, Ziv is now rising before our Father in heaven to a world that is wholly good. But the sorrow is great for us that we must separate from a man at such a young age.”

Hannah, Ziv’s former teacher, shared her thoughts on her student, saying, “We had arranged to meet in another five years. They say that G-d takes only the good ones, that’s what they always say. But you truly were. Now I’m a bereaved mother too. I promise that we will always remember you.”

Galia Amar, a neighbor and family friend from Ziv’s hometown of Givon said, “Givon is a rural town that is very family based, it’s basically one big neighborhood. We sat together every night with lots of friends. Ziv was a good friend of my son Yair, they have lots of friends, Ziv was simply an angel.”

“When it became known to us and the rumor began to circulate, all of the friends hoped that it wasn’t real,” Amar said of the nightmarish previous 24-hours. “After we got the message Yair contacted all the friends, they sat here at our home until the morning. Dozens of friends who were connected by heart and soul.”

“It sounds like a cliche, but Ziv was truly an angel with a wonderful smile, he was shy, sensitive and caring. There are no words, we lost a great angel,” Amar said.

Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen mourning as his casket is being carried during the funeral of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen mourning as his casket is being carried during the funeral of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
An Israeli female soldier hugs a friend as a man with a large Israeli flag with black ribbons leaves Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery after the funeral of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi finishes in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015. Mizrahi, 18, was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli female soldier hugs a friend as a man with a large Israeli flag with black ribbons leaves Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery after the funeral of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi finishes in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015. Mizrahi, 18, was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)
The coffin of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi is carried into Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015 as his funeral begins. Mizrahi was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)The coffin of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi is carried into Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015 as his funeral begins. Mizrahi was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)
A soldier and close friend of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi looks upward as he mourns his friend during the 18-year-old soldier's on  Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)A soldier and close friend of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi looks upward as he mourns his friend during the 18-year-old soldier’s on Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, 24 November 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death in a Palestinian attack the previous day at a gas station on Route 443 in the West Bank, outside Jerusalem. (Credit: EPA)
Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family seen mourning over the grave of Ziv Mizrahi during the funeral ceremony of the 18-year-old soldier at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen crying over the grave her 18-year-old son, during his funera at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen crying over the grave her 18-year-old son, during his funera at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen crying over the grave her 18-year-old son, during his funera at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)Mother of Ziv Mizrahi seen crying over the grave her 18-year-old son, during his funera at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of their comrade Ziv Mizrahi during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)Israeli soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of their comrade Ziv Mizrahi during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)
The mother of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi mourns during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)The mother of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi mourns during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Friends and relatives of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi mourn during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)Friends and relatives of Israeli soldier Ziv Mizrahi mourn during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Mizrahi was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at a gas station in the West Bank on Monday.  (Credit: REUTERS)

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 Nov 24, 2015 at 01:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Baruch Dayan Haemes. May this be the last yiddishe korban, Moshiach now !

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 Nov 24, 2015 at 01:37 PM Erlich Says:

Hy"d

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 Nov 24, 2015 at 02:04 PM Anonymous Says:

hy"d. another heartbreaking incident, picture, story. only tears for the family of this young hero
me must continue to daven for the safety of our brethren in eretz yisroel and for the protection of tzahal

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 Nov 24, 2015 at 02:29 PM Hotveggie Says:

Politics aside, the satmar , and yeshivish communities must say tehillim (psalms) for the IDF, and the citizens of the state of israel that they should be protected from harm. If they are not willing to fight for the state of Israel the least they can do is pray for its safety.

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 Nov 24, 2015 at 04:12 PM albroker Says:

every day so much JEWISH suffering and yet the Arabs in the knesset have immunity and rejoice in Jewish pain.

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