Moving Tribute to Terror Victim Shalom Sherki

'I wanted so much for us to sing together at your wedding!' Tearful eulogies for Israel's most recent victim of terror.

Ari Soffer,

Shalom Yohai Sherki
Shalom Yohai Sherki
Courtesy of the family

A moving video tribute has been released honoring 25-year-old Shalom Yohai Sherki, murdered last week when an Arab driver purposely ran over him and his fiance as they were walking in Jerusalem.

The tribute shows pictures of a young, playful, good-humored and religiously-committed Sherki, and includes a tearful eulogy from his funeral by his brother.

"Shalom! Shulem!" his brother cries, using his Shalom's nickname. "Our beloved brother - my beloved brother!"

"Everywhere you went you were loved... really loved, because of the light in your eyes and your contagious smile, but most of all, because, Shalom, because you loved. You love."

"I wanted so much for us to sing together at your wedding...! That song we loves so much..." he cried.

Shalom's fiance is still hospitalized with severe injuries after the attack.

"Zion is always so close, and you are also always so close to us. But our souls long so much for you!"

It was uploaded in honor of Memorial Day, which began Tuesday night and will finish Wednesday evening with the start of Independence Day.

Police were initially hesitant to label the attack an act of terror, until the Arab driver in question admitted under questioning that he had acted deliberately, after going out looking to kill Jews.

Shalom Yohai Sherki was finally officially recognized as the victim of a terrorist attack on Monday, only a day before Memorial Day - making him Israel's most recent victim of terror.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva last week, teachers, students and colleagues told of their shock and sadness over losing "such a special person."

"Shalom was an amazing guy, full of the joys of life, with a huge smile constantly on his face.

"Shalom was filled with a love for mankind, a giving and happy person (who) always raised the mood around him, sometimes just by his mere presence."




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