Terror victim's son:
'Dad, I miss you'

Itai Mizrahi, whose father Baruch was murdered in a shooting attack, speaks at demonstration outside Prime Minister's Residence.

Eliran Aharon,

Hadas Mizrahi and her son Itai
Hadas Mizrahi and her son Itai
Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash 90

Hadas Mizrahi, widow of police officer Baruch Mizrahi who was murdered in a shooting attack on the eve of Passover in 2014, spoke on Sunday evening at the protest outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, in which demonstrators demanded greater security funding for their communities and the paving of bypass roads in Judea and Samaria to allow drivers to avoid the most terror-prone roads.

"We have already paid the price, it is time for you to prevent the next attack," Mizrahi said in a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"It is inconceivable that in 2017, after we have gone through countless attacks on roads and communities, we still have to beg for security and for bypass roads," Mizrahi added. "It is inconceivable that three years have passed since the terrible terror attack in which my husband was murdered and in which my children and I were wounded and still nothing has changed."

"I, together with my friends here, beg the Prime Minister: We have already paid the price! The terrorist attack in which Baruch, my husband, was murdered could have been prevented! The terrorist attack in which the Salomon family was murdered could have been prevented!”

Mizrahi again turned to Netanyahu and said, "You have the ability to prevent the next attack - please take care of security! Take care of the future of our children!"

12-year-old Itai, son of Hadas and Baruch, spoke at the demonstration as well and said, "Mr. Prime Minister, my father cannot be returned. Please do what it takes to have my mother come home. She should be at home and not in a protest tent outside your house."

Itai recalled the moments of the terror attack in which his father was murdered. "Three years ago, when we were on our way to celebrate the Seder with my grandparents in Kiryat Arba, terrorists began firing at the vehicle we were in. I remember the shots and screams and the pain. This year I will celebrate my Bar Mitzvah and my father's absence is more noticeable than ever."

"Who will prepare the Torah portion with me? Who will teach me how to put on tefillin?" added Itai Mizrahi, leaving no dry eye among the crowd. "Who will stand next to me on this emotional day? Dad, I miss you, not one day goes by in which I do not think about you, and not one day goes by in which I do not ask what could have happened if."

הדס מזרחי ובנה איתי בהפגנה מול בית רה"מ




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