‘I wanted to believe it was all a bad dream,’ says Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, describing the explosion that targeted him and his children as they hiked to a spring in the West Bank

TIMES OF ISRAEL
‘Rina saved us all, she absorbed it all’: Dad recalls blast that killed daughter
by Staff
August 23, 2019

“I wanted to believe it was just a dream,” said Rabbi Eitan Shnerb on Friday, recounting the deadly explosion that killed his daughter Rina and wounded him and his son Dvir as they were hiking down to a popular West Bank spring. “We started going down toward the spring, [and] as we came close to the spring there was a roadside bomb. I have experienced several bombs in my life and been saved, thank God, but this one got us,” Shnerb told reporters from his hospital bed…Shnerb spoke hours after his daughter was buried in their hometown of Lod. He was unable to attend the funeral because of his wounds. READ MORE

JNS Hamas praises ‘heroic’ bombers who killed Israeli teenager near hiking spot Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the “heroic” perpetrators of the bombing that killed an Israeli teenage girl, while seriously injuring her father and brother in the West Bank on Friday. At his weekly Friday sermon, Haniyeh said the attack is “proof of the vitality and bravery of the Palestinian people, and of the fact that it will not surrender to the crimes and terrorism of the occupation.”

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