Wife Awakes from Coma Just as Husband is Buried

Israelis buried the latest victim of terror on Sunday, a father of 10 who was killed in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank on Friday, just hours before Shabbat.

Michael “Micky” Mark, 48, was driving with his wife and two of their children when suspected Palestinian terrorists opened fire on their car on a highway south of Hebron in the West Bank. The shots caused the car to spin out of control and overturn.

Mark’s wife Chava, an American-Israeli, has been in a medically induced coma since the attack and was regained consciousness after her husband’s funeral this morning.

Two of their children, 14-year-old Tehila and 15-year-old Pedaya, were also injured in the attack. Tehila was still hospitalized but was able to attend the funeral. A relative read her eulogy.

“I saw you in your last moments. When I heard the gunshots, I ducked down, but you never left the wheel. You didn’t protect yourself — until your last breath, you tried to save us. I never imagined that this would be our last moments with you.”

Mark’s children silenced mourners at the funeral who shouted for “revenge.”

“This wasn’t what Abba [father] wanted. We are focusing on his memory and on doing good. He had Arab friends,” one of the children said.

Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad and a cousin of Mark’s, spoke at the funeral.

“I pledge in the name of all of my colleagues in the security establishment that together we will continue to do everything to keep the State of Israel unified and safe from threats,” he said.

Thousands of mourners attended Mark’s funeral. Mark was the director of a yeshiva in Othniel.

The IDF is scouring the West Bank to determine whether Friday’s attack was a spontaneous, lone-wolf act or whether a terror cell was responsible. Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to the West Bank and have set up temporary checkpoints at various spots throughout the region.

“The aim of the action is to put pressure on the terrorists, to get them to make a mistake,” one soldier stationed at a checkpoint told Walla News. ”It’s a matter of time before we’ll get them.”