Ganedi Kofman
Ganedi KofmanThe Jewish Yishuv of Hevron

President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit Monday evening to the family of Ganedi Kofman, who passed away last week from injuries sustained in a stabbing attack outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron on December 2.

Kofman's wife, Veronica, and their son David, spoke with Rivlin and shared with him concerns about the security situation over the last months when traveling between the community of Kiryat Araba and the nearby Jewish holy site.

They requested that the President work to bring greater awareness to the issue, and return security to the area.

Rivlin listened carefully, and stressed security forces were doing everything in their power to preserve the daily routine as much as possible. He said these were difficult days, in which terror was striking, and that he shared in their great pain, along with all those who had lost loved ones.

The President added that the State of Israel had known difficult times such as these in the past, and had overcome them as it would today.

Rivlin embraced the family warmly, and said he hoped they would know no more sorrow.