Aviel Hadad HyD, a Tunisian-Israeli national who died in the shooting attack on a synagogue in the Tunisian city of Djerba on Tuesday, was buried on Friday in a moving ceremony at the Netivot cemetery.
Hadad, a 30-year-old American, was killed alongside his 42-year-old French cousin Binyamin Hadad, who was buried in his hometown of Marseille.
In the midst of Operation Shield and Arrow, the burial was held.
While there were no missile sirens during the service, nearby explosions that seemed to be Iron Dome intercepts could be heard. “We believed that he went to Djerba to look for a wife and that we would see his happiness at his wedding.
Finally, he came back in a casket,” said his brother-in-law in his eulogy.
Israel’s government is battling terrorism. Hatred and antisemitism are its fuel, according to Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, who was present for the service at the family’s particular request.
The synagogue has previously and this week been a target of terrorism. Later, Karhi wrote: “We learned the painful news about two Jews, Aviel and his cousin Ben Hadad, who were killed in a terror assault at the customary commemoration at Algarbia synagogue on Djerba.
It hurts a lot. I had the pleasure of meeting Aviel and his family, who uphold the Jewish custom of djerba while remaining deeply rooted in their heritage. May Zion’s solace provide them comfort.
Aviel Haddad, according to Lilach Haddad, was “like a father to me.” When my sister was ill, he would take her to the hospital. Never would he allow her to give up.
He was the head of the household after his mother passed away three years prior. What remains when the head is removed?” Wissam Khazri, a member of the Tunisian National Guard associated with the naval base on the island’s port town of Aghir, was identified as the terrorist by Tunisian officials on Friday.
They stated he organized the attack, although they did not explain why. Whether Khazri targeted Jews explicitly in the attack was as of yet unknown.
The main attraction is the Djerba synagogue, a well-liked tourist destination that welcomed thousands of visitors this year.