Benaya Peretz, who suffered severe injuries in a terrorist attack in May 2021, was joined by hundreds of people in a touching and passionate prayer gathering at the tomb of Yosef in Shechem on Tuesday night.
Benaya had exceedingly terrible injuries, and doctors had little hope that he would live or even be able to move any of his limbs.
However, against all chances, he can now move his upper body, and he even dreams of standing up again in the future.
Yossi Dagan, the regional commander for Samaria; Rabbi Yehoshua Van Dyk, the head of Benaya’s yeshiva in Itamar; Shimon Sissou, the division commander; Avi Blut, and Zvi Sukkot, a new member of the Knesset, were among the guests who attended Benaya.
When Benaya and his companion Yehuda Gueta HyD waited at the Tapuach intersection for a bus to the yeshiva, they were both students at the Itamar yeshiva gevoha.
Yehuda was killed by gunfire from a terrorist who also seriously injured Benaya.
Yossi Dagan, the regional administrator for the Shomron, declared that it was “very touching for us and all Israeli citizens” to witness Benaya leave his house in Beit Shean and return to the Shomron.
We hope he will come back on foot and demand that Evyatar [a town established close to the attack site that was later razed after then Defense Minister Gantz vowed to place a military presence there] be given the Beit Midrash named in memory of his friend Yehuda.
Yosef Hatzadik himself, while imprisoned in Egypt, “did not quit believing,” according to Peretz. I came here to obtain support from Yosef Hatzadik, to have faith and never give up, and to have Be’ezrat Hashem help me get up again.
Rabbi Van Dyk, the rosh yeshiva of Benaya, declared: “With G-help, d’s you will get back on your feet, and all the sick will be cured, just as it was at Mount Sinai when the Geula comes in our time.”