“My heart breaks to hear your little son calling, ‘Abba, Abba.’ Your little son can’t manage without you.”
Those were the words of Yehuda Edery, the father-in-law of 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia, at Ovadia’s funeral on Friday. Ovadia, the father of two-year-old Harel and seven-month old Itai, was brutally stabbed to death on Thursday night by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist as Ovadia was on his way to his parents’ home to get ingredients for a special dinner he planned to make to surprise his wife.
According to Israel National News, the terrorist, identified as Tarak Da’ar Yousef, jumped the security fence in the Jerusalem-area town of Adam and stabbed Ovadia to death. He also stabbed two other Jews, one of whom is in moderate condition and another who was released from the hospital.
Ovadia is survived by his wife Tal and his two children.
At the funeral, Edery continued, “We want to ask your complete forgiveness if we did anything to you. We all wanted only the best for you. Thank you for what being what you were for your beloved children and your beloved wife Tal. We are praying for Heavenly mercy to help her through this difficult period. We will hold you in our hearts forever.”
Heartbreaking: this is 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia, husband and father of two, who was murdered by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist last night who broke into his home and stabbed him to death.
May his memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/5D8M6dCCYK
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) July 27, 2018
This is Yotam Ovadia,murdered last night by a 17 y/o Palestinian terrorist who stabbed him to death & made his 2 little boys orphans.
The terrorist was brainwashed to murder Israelis since CHILDHOOD.Palestinians say he's a HERO & The PA will pay his family reward for this murder pic.twitter.com/3GNBdOhabH
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) July 27, 2018