Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle with Border Police personnel
Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle with Border Police personnelKobi Gideon, GPO

Naor Shalev, the 13-year-old boy critically wounded in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze'ev two months ago, will participate in the lighting of the last candle of Hanukkah at the official Kotel ceremony on Sunday night. 

The ceremony will be attended by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh, Jerusalem District Commander Moshe “Chico” Edri, and Old City police officers.

Shalev will come to the Kotel to thank God for the miracle that befell him after his near-fatal injury in the stabbing attack conducted by two Arab teens. 

Doctors at the hospital said when Shalev first arrived, he was in a state near death and miraculously, his condition improved greatly until he was released from the hospital.

This upcoming Thursday, Naor will celebrate his bar mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel at 11:00 a.m.