'It's a shame Dad isn't with us'

For the first time since the terror attack which murdered their father, the Salomon children have some summer fun.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Michal Salomon
Michal Salomon
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150 children arrived on Sunday at a vacationing area in the Ben Shemen Forest, for activities led by ZAKA's jeep unit.

Among the participants were children from the Shabo family who survived the Itamar massacre, firebomb victim Ayala Shapira, and Michal Salomon, who came with her three older children Avinoam (10.5), Reut (9), and Amitai (5).

"This summer, because of the terror attack, we haven't done any fun things," Michal told Yediot Aharonot. "We are glad to have this activity, which allows us a break from routine. It's a miracle we're alive. We're alive because my husband, of blessed memory, fought the terrorist with all his strength."

"I so admire him for that."

Michal's husband, sister-in-law, and father-in-law were murdered while eating their Friday night dinner in a terror attack perpetrated by a 19-year-old Arab terrorist from a nearby village. Michal herself acted heroically during the attack, managing to save herself and her five children.

"It's so sad Dad isn't with us, because he would have really enjoyed it," 9-year-old Reut said. "We think about him all the time. During this event, we managed not to think about the terror attack so much, and enjoy ourselves."

On Sunday, Michal said, "Nothing about the terrorist interests me. I put my energy into positive things. The security forces did their job in the best way possible, and I'm focusing on my family, because that's what's important."