Elad Salomon was murdered in the town of Halamish (Neve Tzuf) in a stabbing attack that took place on the eve of Shabbat, July 21, 2017. In the course of the attack, a 19-year-old Arab armed with a knife entered the home of the Salomon family, murdered the grandfather Yossi Salomon, his son Elad and his daughter Haya, seriously wounding the grandmother of the family, Tova. The terrorist was shot and captured.

Reut Salomon, the daughter of Elad, spoke and cried at the Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) ceremony, talking about her father and that horrible night.

My dear father Elad, I am proud and admire you, that you fought the terrorist until you could no longer, so that we could hide.

Abba, if you did not detain him there, he would have come to us and to mother, to the floor above, and who knows what would have happened then…

My father Elad, I know you were proud of us and our heroine mother, who guarded us, so we wouldn’t make a sound – all five.

Even though we heard everything going on downstairs … my father Elad.

You’ll always be with me. In class, at home, in my heart … all my life I will miss so much.

All my life I’ll wait for the door handle that opens, and I’ll wait for you, Dad. I dream you’re standing there, and I run to you and you hug me tight … Dad, you were, and always will be the best father in the world.

I thank God for giving me such a father, and I ask myself why my father, Elad, was taken away from me so quickly … I love and miss you forever – Reut…


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