Aviel and Ben Hadad
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The remains of Aviel and Benjamin Hadad, who were killed in the terrorist shooting attack outside a synagogue on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, were transferred to France Thursday.

Aviel Hadad's remains will be transferred for burial in Israel Friday. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in contact with Aviel's family in Israel and is assisting them in this difficult time.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Eli Cohen (Likud) released a statement Friday saying: "Our hearts ache for the premature loss of Aviel and Benjamin Hadad, may they rest in peace, who were killed in the deadly shooting incident in Tunisia.”

“I know there are no words of comfort, and the pain is immense. Aviel is coming home, and there are no words to console the family. May we never know such sorrow again. In my conversation with the Chief Rabbi of Tunisia, Rabbi Haim Bittan, I assured him that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and I will continue to stand by the community and provide any assistance required of us, and we will stand by the family and the community."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Jewish community in Tunisia, has been working in recent days to facilitate the transfer of Aviel Hadad's remains to Israel.

Aviel Hadad's remains are expected to arrive in Israel Friday, and the funeral will take place in Netivot before the start of Shabbat.