Members of the Jewish community in Hevron clarified on Sunday evening that any Sukkot events planned for Monday will be held as scheduled, emphasizing the need for Israel to show that it does not surrender to terrorism in the wake of a sniper attack in which 20-year-old IDF soldier Gabriel (Gal) Kobi was murdered.
"We regret the attack and send our condolences to the family. The State of Israel knew terrors attacks in the past and also knew how to overcome them. The holiday rally will take place tomorrow as scheduled and will be dedicated to strengthening, empowerment, happiness, and building. We call on thousands of people to arrive without fear and to prove that we do not succumb to terrorism," they said in a statement.