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March 7, 2016 10:33 am

Widow of Slain IDF Soldier Says Government Rejected Request to Engrave ‘Fell in Battle’ on Tombstone

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Tuvia Yanai Weissman, right, with his wife and child. The Israeli soldier was killed in a stabbing attack in West Bank. Photo: The Israel Project.

Tuvia Yanai Weissman, right, with his wife and child. The Israeli soldier was killed in a stabbing attack in the West Bank. Photo: The Israel Project.

Yael Weissman, widow of Sergeant First Class Tuvia Yanai Weissman, killed in a stabbing attack that took place inside a Rami Levy supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin in the West Bank, published a post on Facebook accusing government authorities of declining her request to engrave the words “fell in battle during a terror attack” on her husband’s gravestone.

“My beloved Yanai – who would have believed that just a little more than two weeks after the day you fell in heroic battle, during those seconds in which you stormed those terrorists with your hands empty, I would have to contend with systemic inflexibility at its finest. Instead of dealing with how and in what way to commemorate you, I have to deal with making sure the circumstances of your death are accurately stated. I don’t have any complaints regarding our great people and the military, which is embracing us, who made sure to appreciate and honor your brave actions.”

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