Following a brutal and unprovoked attack on December 7; today, three weeks later, the victim succumbed to the horrific stab wounds to his upper body. Genadi Kaufman was the gardener at the Tomb of the Patriarchs which is where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah buried. Above the caves where Jewish faithful go to pay homage to their forefathers, is a Muslim shrine to Abraham. Located in what was King David’s first Capital city, Hebron, the area has been fraught with violence and terrorism as the Muslims make it clear that they do not want Jews there. Paying his respects to the deceased husband and father of two children, Prime Minister Netanyahu made it very clear that the Jewish people have been there since Biblical times, over 4000 years, and will not be moved.
Click on the video below to watch Netanyahu’s short statement, in Hebrew with English subtitles.