Rivlin visits bereaved families

October 10, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Shortly before departing on an official visit to Denmark, President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin yesterday paid condolence calls on the families of Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel ז”ל  and Ziv Hajbi ז”ל who were murdered in the terrorist attack at the Barkan industrial area on Monday.

President Rivlin with Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel’s family
Photo: Mark Neiman/GPO

On his visit to the Levengrond-Yehezkel family, he met Kim’s parents, Rafael and Hava, her husband Guy and son Kai and members of her family.

“The whole people of Israel is with you,” said the president. “The more I hear and learn about Kim, a wonderful young woman, I am finding out about a very special person. A special soul.”

“Kim was truly a woman valourlor, working tirelessly for animal rights, optimistic and with a smile on her face, a wonderful wife and mother,” said members of her family.

The president expressed his deep sorrow and feelings of pain at the situation and said, “we will not be driven from this land. This is our land and our country.” The president reiterated, “we have been here since we returned to our land and we must be at the ready to defend ourselves.”

Afterwards, the president paid a condolence call at the Hajbi home. The president met Ziv’s parents, Yehezkel and Iris, his wife Natalie and their three children, Guy Shir and Adi. The president embraced the family and heard of Ziv’s special personality and the pride he felt in his children as a devoted father. The manager of the factory where Ziv worked told the president that Ziv worked with great energy and love for his work, and how much he invested in it.

The president thanked the families for the noble act of agreeing to donate his organs and reiterated that Ziv’s memory as a family man and a man of action would always be with them.

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