Evyatar Borovsky, 31, was laid to rest Tuesday evening. He was murdered by a Palestinian Authority resident terrorist, who stabbed him to death while he waited for a ride at the Tapuach Junction. Several hundred people attended the funeral.
His widow, Tzofia, was at the funeral with the couple’s five children. She called to the media, “Look, five orphans.”
Evyatar’s father Baruch eulogized him. “I can’t believe that I’m here,” he said. “Surely tonight you’ll get up, you’ll laugh and say, ‘I fooled you.’”
“That’s what you always did, made everyone happy,” he said. He added, “Go before G-d and say, ‘I am the last sacrifice.’”
Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika spoke as well. He called on the government to reestablish checkpoints in Judea and Samaria (Shomron). Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took down dozens of checkpoints in the region as a “good-will gesture” to the Palestinian Authority.
Mesika also said, “Those who downplay rock throwing, and a judge in the state of Israel who called rock throwing ‘an act of mischief’ – they share responsibility for this murder.”