A central event was held Sunday night at the Jerusalem Payis Arena as part of the annual day to honor the 80,000 wounded IDF veterans and wounded terror victims in Israel, and Arutz Sheva was on hand to capture the proceedings.
Taking part in the event, which was attended by numerous dignitaries and MKs, was Hadas Mizrahi, the wounded widow of Police chief superintendent Baruch Mizrahi. Mizrahi was murdered just before Passover 2014 by an Arab terrorist released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal, in which a total of 1,027 terrorists were freed.
It is "a good thing" to hold events like this together to strengthen those targeted because they are Jews, said Hadas Mizrahi.
"This evening is very special for me," said the widow. "It's a day that gives a lot of strength to continue, and the nation of Israel embraces us. I hope that throughout the year we won't need to fight for our rights. It's very difficult to hear that every day more families that are wounded and murdered join us."
"I hope that the state of Israel will deal with terror with a strong hand, whether by demolishing homes, a death penalty for terrorists and canceling national insurance rights," said Mizrahi.
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was critically wounded in an assassination attempt by an Arab terrorist just over a year ago in Jerusalem, said that all the wounded are "miracles."
"We have an event honoring God (here), because so many people here today are actually coming here, every one of them is a miracle," said Glick, who survived four gunshots at point blank range. "We're here to say thank you to God."