Thousands of people gathered at the Ofra cemetery on Thursday evening, where 19-year old Dvir Sorek, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Gush Etzion on Wednesday night, is being laid to rest.
Sorek is survived by parents - Yoav and Rachel, and six siblings: Shahar, 24, Noa, 23, Ruth, 21, Binyamin, 15, Eitan,13, and Uri, 9.
Dvir, a hesder student at Ohr Torah Mahanayim, was the son of journalist Yoav Sorek, editor of the Hashiloach publication, and his wife Rachel, and was grandson of Rabbi Binyamin Herling, who was murdered in a terror attack on Mt. Ebal.
The Sorek family has decided to donate Dvir's organs, and his father Yoav said: "If we could ask Dvir it would have been his wish." His corneas will be transplanted in the coming days.
Dvir's father eulogized his son. "You had such a special personality, I felt I could only love and rejoice in you. We remain wounded and missing you. How can we imagine that you will never come again with those gifts to live and rejoice?"
"In a few days we were supposed to celebrate your nineteenth birthday. You had a special personality. We received a gift for 19 years. How much pain and longing we will experience now. Evil servants of death have taken you, but they have not taken your light. That which is pure has been taken from us, and we will try to the light and the good."