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Jerusalem - IN PHOTOS: Friends Of American Killed In Terror Attack Pay Respects Before Coffin Flown To US

Published on: November 21, 2015 06:25 PM
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Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Flash90Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Flash90

Jerusalem - Mourning services were held in Israel on Saturday for Ezra Schwartz, a US citizen who was killed in a shooting terrorist attack on Thursday in the West Bank along with two others, an Israeli and a Palestinian.

Friends paid their respects before his body was flown back to the US for burial.

Schwartz, 18, who was studying in Israel, was from Sharon, Massachusetts.

In the attack, near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, a Palestinian terrorist drove along the shoulder of the main road and shot at crawling traffic, killing the three and wounding others, a police commander said.

The attack brought to 18 the number of Israelis and others who have died, along with 80 Palestinians, in a wave of violence over the past seven weeks.

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Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19. Photo by Moti Karelitz/ZAKA TEL AVIV **CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN** *** Local Caption *** �� ������ ���� ����� ���� ������� ����� �� (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19. Photo by Moti Karelitz/ZAKA TEL AVIV **CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN** *** Local Caption *** �� ������ ���� ����� ���� ������� ����� �� (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)
Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)Friends and family attend a ceremony in memory of Ezra Schwartz in Ben Gurion international airport on November 21, 2015. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva was killed in a terrorist drive-by shooting in Gush Etzion Thursday, November 19.  (Credit: Flash90)
Friends mourn during a ceremony for american citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Friends mourn during a ceremony for american citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
A woman stands next to the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. A woman stands next to the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends sing and dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends sing and dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
A man kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. A man kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
Relatives and friends dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. Relatives and friends dance together as they mourn during a ceremony for American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
A man cries next to the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. A man cries next to the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015.
A woman kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S. November 21, 2015. A woman kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S. November 21, 2015.


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 Nov 21, 2015 at 07:07 PM ayoyo Says:

When a jew gets killed everyone cries when a palestinian murderer gets killed the family gives out candy

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 07:19 PM Crying Says:

To see the tears and emunah of these young 18 year Olds escorting their friend to the airport with such kavod..... a Kiddush Hashem. ... too bad that the media doesn't track this story!

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 07:44 PM ALTERG1 Says:

Bd"h so so sad, pls pls don't send your boys learn in Israel it's so dangerous there, ונשמרתם מאוד לנפשותיכם.

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 08:30 PM Wannabe Says:

No words... HY"D. May G-D comfort his family

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM YiddisheMamme Says:

I thought if a person passes away in EY he gets buried there, I thought one is now allowed to bring a Yid out of EY for burial?

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 10:25 PM amerikaner Says:

lets see if Obama will attend the funeral in America - and invite the mourning family to the white house

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
ayoyo Says:

When a jew gets killed everyone cries when a palestinian murderer gets killed the family gives out candy

By comparing the two entities, you extrapolate there is some comparison.

May Hashem avenge the blood of our fallen brothers. And may the day come that it should dawn upon members of our nations, that the 'right wing' extremists with their heedless incitement are a part of the horrific blood shed.

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Crying Says:

To see the tears and emunah of these young 18 year Olds escorting their friend to the airport with such kavod..... a Kiddush Hashem. ... too bad that the media doesn't track this story!

Who cares about the media?

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM Rivka Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG1 Says:

Bd"h so so sad, pls pls don't send your boys learn in Israel it's so dangerous there, ונשמרתם מאוד לנפשותיכם.

Since ISIS has threatened many places in the USA, maybe you should move out.

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 Nov 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG1 Says:

Bd"h so so sad, pls pls don't send your boys learn in Israel it's so dangerous there, ונשמרתם מאוד לנפשותיכם.

Go kiss Arafat y's some more, you neturei karta shtick drek,

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 Nov 22, 2015 at 12:01 AM Anonymous Says:

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Rivka Says:

Since ISIS has threatened many places in the USA, maybe you should move out.

Do be so defensive when it comes to Israel. Yes, the very existence of that State has caused untold misfortune and bloodshed to the Jewish Nation.

You can dig your head in the sand just a bit deeper if you wish.

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 Nov 22, 2015 at 07:18 AM BarryLS1 Says:

Reply to #9  
Rivka Says:

Since ISIS has threatened many places in the USA, maybe you should move out.

His sick Eirev Rav mentality won't merit coming to Israel.

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