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November 6, 2014 10:41 am

Druze Village Mourns the Loss of Jerusalem Terror Attack Victim

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Victim: Jidan Assad, 38, of Druze village of Beit Jaan. Photo: Twitter

Victim: Jidan Assad, 38, of Druze village of Beit Jaan. Photo: Twitter

JNS.org – Thousands of mourners surrounded the home of Israeli Border Police Superintendent Jadan Assad on Wednesday after a Palestinian terrorist rammed a car into a group of pedestrians at a light rail station in Jerusalem, killing him and wounding 13 others.

Assad, 38, was from the Druze village of Beit Jann. He is survived by his pregnant wife and their 3-year-old son.”He was so close with his son and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his next son,” his brother Yahi said, Israel Hayom reported. “When I saw him in the morning with his wife and son at our parents’ house he was so happy, and promised to come home again on the weekend.”

“He saw his job in the Border Police as a mission for his country,” said another family member.

Former Member of Knesset Assad Assad (Likud), the slain officer’s cousin, said, “I call on our prime minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, to do everything possible to put out the flames and to prevent unrest on the Temple Mount. Only peace will bring calm and stop the killing.”

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