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November 24, 2015 1:44 pm

Father of Soldier Killed in Palestinian Stabbing Attack Lost Brother to Suicide Bomber During 2nd Intifada

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Doron Mizrahi (center), eulogizing his son, Ziv, on Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot.

Doron Mizrahi (center), eulogizing his son, Ziv, on Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot.

The father of Ziv Mizrahi, the 18-year-old IDF private killed on Monday in a stabbing attack at a gas station north of Jerusalem, is no stranger to bereavement born of terrorism, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.

As hundreds of people gathered Tuesday at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem to pay their last respects to the soldier, a driver in a unit that operates surveillance balloons, his father, Doron Mizrahi, could barely contain himself as he wept about having lost his brother to a terrorist attack 12 years ago, and was now parting from his beloved son.

Indeed, Alon Mizrahi was murdered in September 2003 while trying to prevent a Palestinian suicide bomber from entering Jerusalem’s Café Hillel, where he worked as a security guard. The terrorist then detonated his explosive belt, killing Alon and six other people. Without Alon’s intervention, the death toll could have been much higher.

Ziv, too, acted bravely, according to eyewitnesses and his father, who recounted through his tears at the funeral that before Ziv succumbed to his stab wounds, he shot the assailant. “With a knife stuck in his heart, did he give up? No! He fired at the terrorist,” Doron Mizrahi wailed.

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  • Roberto

    Dear readers,I’m not a jew,I’m not a american.I’m just a Europian man who leave in 22 centuary.So,like Europian I like to leave smart live and I’m doing that evan whwen I’m going to buy what I need.But like every human been I MAKE SOMETIMES and mistakes.I had bouth lap-top maide in China and I used 3 mounths only,I bouth shues maide in China and I used 1 (one mounth)only,I bouth a carpet maide in Iran and I used 6 mounts only and I give it like a presant to my gipsy anemy.But in fact 10 years ago I bouth a leader jacket-made in Israel-NO SORY,NO EXCUSES,I STILL USE IT NEARLI LIKE NEW.
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  • Irmgard Gesund

    Dear Doron,
    No words are adequate. Just tears and prayers shared with you at your anguish.
    With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May G-d avenge you and all Israel.

  • Simone Miller

    I mourn with you Doron. No parent should see hie child die at the hand of such monsters. Shalom.

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