'You died protecting your homeland'

Nahal Haredi sergeant killed in Givat Assaf terror attack Thursday laid to rest at Ashkelon military cemetery.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Funeral of  IDF Sergeant Yuval Mor-Yosef
Funeral of IDF Sergeant Yuval Mor-Yosef
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IDF Sergeant Yuval Mor-Yosef, who had served in the IDF’s Netzah Yehuda (Nahal Haredi) Battalion, was laid to rest Friday morning at the army cemetery in the coastal city of Ashkelon.

Mor-Yosef, along with Corporal Yosef Cohen, was murdered by Hamas terrorists during a shooting attack near Givat Assaf, north of Jerusalem, Thursday.

Two other Israelis, including a civilian and an IDF soldier, were seriously wounded in the attack.

“Your friends have eulogized you, remembering you as a very special person, humble, quiet, and with a big heart,” said Kfir Brigade commander Colonel Tzion Ratzon at the funeral.

“You were a pillar of strength for your family, every leave of absence you had you used to help take care of your sisters.”

“As a youth, you were an outstanding soccer player, but you gave up on your dreams in order to make a meaningful contribution as a combat soldier. You died in the defense of your homeland, and I guarantee you that our spirits will never fail. We will not rest or be silent until we catch the terrorist.”

Earlier on Friday, Corporal Yosef Cohen was laid to rest in Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery.