US Ambassador Pays Condolence Visit to Family of Israeli Terror Victim
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman paid a condolence visit on Sunday to the family of Yotam Ovadia, the 31-year-old Israeli man who was murdered in a Palestinian stabbing attack last week.
“My heart was broken upon seeing the tragic consequence of the killing of Yotam Ovadia,” Friedman said after meeting with Ovadia’s family in the West Bank community of Adam, northeast of Jerusalem. “A young mother left alone to care for two toddlers, parents mourning their only son. There are no words that can describe the evil and barbarity of this act of terror.”
Ovadia was laid to rest in Jerusalem on Friday.
That same day, Friedman tweeted:
Shocked to hear of the brutal terror attack in Adam that left 31 year-old Yotam Ovadia dead and two others injured. My heartfelt prayers for all the families. All life is sacred, but premeditated murder cries out for condemnation. Not hearing it from Palestinian leadership.
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) July 27, 2018
On Sunday, Ovadia’s cousin hailed his late relative for saving the lives of others by fighting with the terrorist.