Thousands of Israelis, including President Reuven Rivlin and Chief Rabbi David Lau, joined thousands of mourners at the funeral Friday for Palestinian Authority terror victims Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin.
The family requested that the funeral not be broadcast live.
Cabinet ministers and Knesset Members also were present.
The couple, leaving behind four small children from the ages of 8 months to 9 years, was buried at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Henkin’s parents were born in the United States and made Aliyah to Israel. His father was a learned rabbi and author, and his mother founded the Nishmat Torah studies program for women in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Henkin also was a Torah scholar and served in the IDF Golani Combat Brigade. His wife Naama was a graphic artist and the daughter of an IDF officer who served in the elite commando unit.
Rabbi Lau said before the funeral:
You think about the children, you wonder who will bless them Erev Shabbat.
Who will be with them during the celebration of this holiday?
The pain is immense, but despite this pain, perhaps the People of Israel will decide that we are happy on the holiday.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said:
This is a day of celebration of the holiday but also a difficult day for all of the people of Israel. This is a disgrace to the State of Israel. Terror continues in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, and throughout the country.