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Bereaved Parents

News and updates about Bereaved Parents

Father of fallen hostage:

'My son fought with incredible bravery'

Rabbi Doron Perez, whose son was killed in action on October 7th and his body taken to Gaza, speaks about receiving the final news last month and urges the world not to allow soldiers to be forgotten during prisoner exchange negotiations.

'My son fought with incredible bravery'

Mother of fallen hostage:

Not the soldiers' fault, glad Hamas didn't kill him

Iris Haim speaks about the honor given to her by the President for her son, a hostage killed by IDF fire as he tried to escape Hamas.

Not the soldiers' fault, glad Hamas didn't kill him

The bereaved mother's plea to the President

Ruhama decided to go straight to the President to ask him to work to unite the nation again. To her surprise, he requested the same thing of her.

The bereaved mother's plea to the President

Dolev Amouyal:

'He went to save his friends and never returned'

The father of fallen soldier Dolev Amouyal recounts his son's last battle on October 7th.

'He went to save his friends and never returned'

Left-wing activist mocks bereaved mother

Left-wing activist Eran Fogel mocked bereaved mother Ofra Lax for covering her hair in accordance with the traditional modest dress of married Jewish women.

Left-wing activist mocks bereaved mother

Former Minister:

'We hope our fallen son supports a deal'

Former Minister Izhar Shay asked permission this evening from his son, killed in action on October 7th, to support a prisoner exchange deal.

'We hope our fallen son supports a deal'

Bereaved father to Chief Rabbi:

Your words are an arrow in bereaved mothers' hearts

Bereaved father tried to arrange a meeting of Chief Rabbi with bereaved mothers; rabbi's office refused. 'It's not too late, this is the honor of the Torah, your honor, the honor of our fallen sons.'

Your words are an arrow in bereaved mothers' hearts

Soldier's parents refuse sign removed from grave

The parents of IDF soldier Ron Sherman refused to take back a sign they had placed on their son's grave blaming the government for his death.

Soldier's parents refuse sign removed from grave

Bereaved father's obituary read in Knesset

In his death, Roi willed us to pursue mutual respect

Otzma Yehudit MK Yitzhak Kreuzer, reads to the Knesset eulogy delivered by Yair Maimon at the grave of his son Major (Res.) Roi Avraham, who was killed last week in battle in Gaza.

In his death, Roi willed us to pursue mutual respect

'Why weren't they armed?'

Bereaved father demands answers

Eyal Eshel criticizes the IDF for not arming his daughter, Roni, who was murdered while serving as a lookout 750 meters away from Gaza.

Bereaved father demands answers

Father of fallen soldier:

Turn off the television that divides us

Itzik Bonzel spoke with Arutz Sheva about his son, Amit, who fell in battle in Gaza and voiced his request for his opposition to the media.

Turn off the television that divides us

Hamas hostage's mother:

'Struggle for Noa's return not over because she died'

Mother of IDF lookout who died while being held hostage by Hamas says Israeli govt. responsible for return of the 240 hostages.

'Struggle for Noa's return not over because she died'

'He was fighting your fight':

Bereaved father's heartfelt message to President Biden

The father of Major Moshe Yedidya Leiter called on US President to let Israel fight Hamas without disruption.

Bereaved father's heartfelt message to President Biden

Parents of Yaniv brothers give out food to soldiers in Huwara

Over 6 months after their sons were murdered by terrorists, Esti and Shalom Yaniv return to the scene to thank the soldiers stationed there.

Parents of Yaniv brothers give out food to soldiers in Huwara

Hadar Goldin's parents:

'Are they waiting for us to grow old and die?'

Parents of soldier whose body is being held by Hamas criticize government after 110th straight week of protests.

'Are they waiting for us to grow old and die?'

Bereaved father Yossi Tzur:

Memorial Day is a time to think about the dead, not to protest

Tzur tells Israel National News about a book he has written with bereaved mother Iris Segev about their journeys as grieving parents.

Memorial Day is a time to think about the dead, not to protest

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Bereaved father, husband: Let's make the world a better place

Rabbi Leo Dee speaks following the death of his wife, two daughters in a terrorist shooting attack.

Bereaved father, husband: Let's make the world a better place

How a father learned his daughters were murdered

Rabbi Leo Dee describes how he learned of the shooting attack in which his daughters, Rina and Maia, were killed.

How a father learned his daughters were murdered

Ramot ramming attack:

After 19 days, father informed his children were killed

After more than 2 weeks in a coma, Avraham Paley learns the fate of his 6 and 8-year-old sons in ramming attack.

After 19 days, father informed his children were killed

Bereaved mother: The people of Israel give me hope

Luba Mosko, whose son fell in the Second Lebanon War, tells INN how the public's turnout on Memorial Day helps her.

Bereaved mother: The people of Israel give me hope

Father of dead intelligence officer: My son was murdered

"Even after his death, they are continuing to blacken his reputation," says bereaved father.

Father of dead intelligence officer: My son was murdered

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Parents of Ahuvya Sandak call to halt destruction of Maoz Esther

Sandak's parents, Avraham and Ayelet, call on police not to demolish Maoz Esther hill where he lived. Will the bereaved parents find solace?

Parents of Ahuvya Sandak call to halt destruction of Maoz Esther

Bereaved father of IDF soldier comes out in support of Trump

Sgt. Ari Weiss was killed in a gun fight with Hamas terrorists in 2002.

Bereaved father of IDF soldier comes out in support of Trump

Bereaved father on son's grave

Baruch Ben Yigal weeps at son's grave: 'Miserable decision'

Father of fighter Amit Ben Yigal arrives at cemetery, cries over son's grave following decision to revoke demolition order for killer's home

Baruch Ben Yigal weeps at son's grave: 'Miserable decision'

Father of murdered soldier lowers flag to half-mast

Baruch Ben Yigal visits his son's grave, lowers Israeli flag in response to court decision to ban demolition of the killer's home.

Father of murdered soldier lowers flag to half-mast

'It pays off to murder Jews'

Bereaved father says Israel is afraid of the EU which acts to protect terrorists.

'It pays off to murder Jews'

'Golani soldiers wouldn't have been sent to jail'

Father of murdered soldier slams conviction of Nahal Haredi soldiers who beat accomplices of murderer.

'Golani soldiers wouldn't have been sent to jail'

Bereaved father: It's the Azariya trial all over again

Father of murdered soldier slams decision to indict his son's comrades for beating terrorists involved in the attack.

Bereaved father: It's the Azariya trial all over again

Bereaved parents:

'What guarantee is there terrorist will stay in jail?'

Parents of soldier murdered at Givat Assaf criticize capture of murderer alive.

'What guarantee is there terrorist will stay in jail?'

Father of slain IDF soldier: Our enemies will never defeat us

'Yosef was observant, but he understood that we need a strong army because we have enemies who want to kill us."

Father of slain IDF soldier: Our enemies will never defeat us

Father of murdered soldier reveals son's final words

'Yossi wanted to be a dentist. Now he watches over us from above.'

Father of murdered soldier reveals son's final words

Death penalty for terrorists: 'I don't believe Liberman'

Bereaved father sick of promises, no longer believes politicians. 'We don't speak language of Middle East and it costs in blood.'

Death penalty for terrorists: 'I don't believe Liberman'

Bereaved mother's inspiring speech to US Jewry

Israel Prize laureate Miriam Peretz, who lost 2 sons in combat, addresses Jewish Federations of North America in Tel Aviv.

Bereaved mother's inspiring speech to US Jewry

Bereaved mother:

'Government's message is it pays to kill Jews'

Mother of terror victim Danny Gonen says government needs to send message that terrorists will die and their families will be deported.

'Government's message is it pays to kill Jews'

'I saw my daughter's body on the floor'

Father of murdered woman recalls horror he felt upon arriving at scene of Barkan terror attack and confirming his worst fears.

'I saw my daughter's body on the floor'

'All a suicide bomber needs is a hug'

Bereaved fathers of terror victims file complaint against Israeli poet Yehonatan Geffen for posting image of shirt supporting terrorists.

'All a suicide bomber needs is a hug'

'Time for Defense Minister to deliver on death penalty promise'

Bereaved parents of terror victims demand Avigdor Liberman fulfill his promise to pursue death penalty for terrorists.

'Time for Defense Minister to deliver on death penalty promise'

'An industry for murdering Jews'

Bereaved parents of daughter murdered in Armon Hanatziv submit request to join petitioners in hearing on revoking murderer's citizenship.

'An industry for murdering Jews'

Bereaved father recovers stolen phone

Ze'ev Ruble lost cell phone with pictures, messages from son who fell in Defensive Shield. After thorough investigation, police find phone.

Bereaved father recovers stolen phone

'We have Memorial Day 365 days a year'

Parents of fallen soldier: 'On Pesach, we leave two extra chairs, one for Elijah the Prophet, and one for our son Oren."

'We have Memorial Day 365 days a year'

'It's heartbreaking - but the Supreme Court is right'

Can bereaved parents use their dead son's sperm to have grandchildren against his widow's wishes?

'It's heartbreaking - but the Supreme Court is right'

'No one in the country would want Netanyahu replaced'

Father of Oz Mendelovitch, who was killed in operation Protective Edge, opposes calls from bereaved parents for renewed investigation.

'No one in the country would want Netanyahu replaced'

Interview

Bereaved Parent: Fighting Anti-Semitism Begins at Home

Father of terror victim: Israel needs to shape up its anti-terror policy from within before addressing global BDS.

Bereaved Parent: Fighting Anti-Semitism Begins at Home

Civil Administration Razes Bereaved Father's Memorial Tent

Outcry after tent honoring young couple murdered 13 years ago demolished. Dagan: this hypocrisy speaks volumes about PM.

Civil Administration Razes Bereaved Father's Memorial Tent

Shelly Dadon Recognized as Terror Victim

Family to receive benefits after Shelly's death, like all bereaved families, after murder deemed a nationalistic crime.

Shelly Dadon Recognized as Terror Victim

Bereaved Families Call to Boycott Memorial Day Event

Letter accuses Prime Minister of excluding terror victims 'as a national ethos,' claims that speech will provoke loud protests.

Bereaved Families Call to Boycott Memorial Day Event

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved parent calls out PM, President, Supreme Court on allowing terrorist releases to go through, asks not to speak on Memorial Day.

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Terrorist Releases: Good for Israel?

Releases receive support from an unlikely direction - a bereaved mother who insists they are necessary if they will bring lasting peace.

Terrorist Releases: Good for Israel?

MKs, Bereaved Mothers: Terror Deal Shows Israel 'Not Sovereign'

At meeting with MKs, bereaved mothers and lawyers say terrorist release 'not acceptable,' shows 'Israel capitulates to foreign dictates.'

MKs, Bereaved Mothers: Terror Deal Shows Israel 'Not Sovereign'

Terror Release, Building Tenders – ‘It’s All an Act’

Bereaved father criticizes ‘scoundrel’ Netanyahu for 'putting on an act to fool his voters', on an international scale.

Terror Release, Building Tenders – ‘It’s All an Act’

Mothers of Slain Children: We Cannot be Silent

Women whose children were murdered by terrorists in outcry over terrorist release: ‘It’s simply wrong.’

Mothers of Slain Children: We Cannot be Silent

Bereaved Families Ask: ‘Israelis, Where Are You?’

Families of terror victims call on the public to join them in their campaign to halt the release of convicted murderers

Bereaved Families Ask: ‘Israelis, Where Are You?’

‘Why Hunt Down German Nazis, but Release Muslim Nazis?’

Father whose wife and three young children were killed by terrorists doesn’t understand Israel’s approach to murderers.

‘Why Hunt Down German Nazis, but Release Muslim Nazis?’

Bennett: Israel – One Family in Loss

Minister Naftali Bennett’s message to bereaved families on Memorial Day.

Bennett: Israel – One Family in Loss

Bereaved Mother's Response to 'Price Tag'

The mother of a soldier killed in war calls his commander to apologize for 'price tag' vandalism.

Bereaved Mother's Response to 'Price Tag'

Bereaved Parents want Terrorists' Information

Parents who lost children to terrorist attacks are calling on PM Netanyahu to answer questions about terrorists up for release.

Bereaved Parents want Terrorists' Information

Memorial Day: Israel's 22,867 Fallen

A total of 22,867 soldiers have fallen in battle or died during service over the course of Israel's history; 18,361 currently bereaved.

Memorial Day: Israel's 22,867 Fallen

Government Fires Post-Zionist 'Culture Basket’ Director

A relatively unknown 'culture basket' has been encouraging “post-Zionism' in schools for 20 years. An expose led to the director’s dismissal.

Government Fires Post-Zionist 'Culture Basket’ Director