אֹמַר לָךְ בְּדָמַיִךְ חֲיִי, וָאֹמַר לָךְ בְּדָמַיִךְ חֲיִי."

(יחזקאל, ט"ז, ו')

"And I passed by you and saw you downtrodden with your blood, and I said to you, 'With your blood, live,' and I said to you, 'With your blood, live."

Ezekiel, Chap. 16, 6

Helena Halevy

30 Mar 2006

Mar 30, 2006 – Helena Halevy, 58, of Kedumim, was one of four people killed  when a suicide bomber hitchhiker disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated his explosive device near the entrance to Kedumim.

Rafi Halevy and his wife Helena were returning home to Kedumim and picked up several hitchhikers at the nearby settlement of Karnei Shomron – among them the suicide bomber disguised as a yeshiva student. The cell that claimed responsibility for the attack called itself after Hamada Shatiwi, a senior operative in the Fatah’s military wing in Nablus who was killed in an IDF operation.

Helena immigrated to Israel from Brazil 40 years ago, when she was 18, to volunteer at Kibbutz Be’erot Yitzhak. There she met and fell in love with Rafi, a counselor. Helena's best friend, Miriam Tartner, related: "She knew right away that she had met the love of her life. She wrote her parents and said, 'I'm not coming home.'" They married and later moved to Kfar Gideon in the Jezreel Valley, where they worked in agriculture. They settled in Kedumim 17 years ago.

Her daughter, Na'ama, related that “Mom and Dad kept an open house, which was always full, and whoever was hungry or tired could find something to eat and a spot to rest. Mom ran the after-school activity center in Kedumim, and had a ready ear for everyone, children and adults.” Helena shared her husband's love for gardening, and their garden was filled with flowers and fruit trees.

Rafi and Helena Halevy was buried in Kedumim. They are survived by four children, Oded, Gilad, Neaama, and Neta, and three grandchildren, Shaun, 4, Rona, 3 and Maya, 1.

Rafi Halevy

30 Mar 2006

The Halevys, driving home on Thursday evening, had picked up several hitchhikers near Karnei Shomron, among them the suicide bomber dressed as a yeshiva student. Near the entrance to Kedumim the terrorist detonated his explosive device, killing all four passengers.

Mar 30, 2006 – Rafi Halevy, 63, of Kedumim, was one of four people killed  when a suicide bomber hitchhiker disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated his explosive device near the entrance to Kedumim.

Rafi Halevy and his wife Helena were returning home to Kedumim and picked up several hitchhikers at the nearby settlement of Karnei Shomron – Re'ut FeldmanShaked Lasker, and the suicide bomber disguised as a yeshiva student. A Kedumim resident, who was driving behind the Halevys, said that he noticed Rafi was driving erratically. He thinks he realized that the hitchhiker was a bomber and tried to stop him, or at least keep away from the gas station adjacent to Kedumim. The cell that claimed responsibility for the attack called itself after Hamada Shatiwi, a senior operative in the Fatah’s military wing in Nablus who was killed in an IDF operation.

Rafi met his wife when she came as a volunteer to Kibbutz Be’erot Yitzhak, where he was a counselor. They married and later moved to Kfar Gideon in the Jezreel Valley, where they worked in agriculture. They settled in Kedumim 17 years ago.

His daughter, Na'ama, related that Rafi was chief of security in Kedumim for many years and also a farmer who loved the land. "He spoke spoke Arabic and maintained good relations with the neighbors and mukhtars in the area. If a horse disappeared, the Arabs knew they could go to my father, and the horse would return. When he saw Jewish teenagers harvesting Arabs’ olives, he drove them off. My parents didn’t come here to conquer, and before they built this house here, they verified it was state land, not private land. Mom and Dad kept an open house, which was always full, and whoever was hungry or tired could find something to eat and a spot to rest."

Rabbi Daniel Shila, who formerly served in Kedumim, related: "Although Rafi was responsible for security, he made sure that the Arabs’ rights to be safe were respected." A neighbor added that over the last few years he worked in gardening. “He loved his job. They had a well kept house and a well kept garden, one of the most well kept homes in Kedumim."

Rafi and Helena Halevy were buried in Kedumim. They are survived by four children, Oded, Gilad, Neaama, and Neta, and three grandchildren, Shaun, 4, Rona, 3 and Maya, 1.

 

Shaked Lasker

תמונה של אדם

30 Mar 2006

Mar 30, 2006 – Shaked Lasker, 16, of Kedumim, was one of four people killed  when a suicide bomber hitchhiker disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated his explosive device near the entrance to Kedumim.

Shaked Lasker was a 10th-grade student in the yeshiva high school in Karnei Shomron, who returned every night to his parents’ home in Kedumim. After a karate lesson Thursday evening, he got into the Halevys' car, together with Re'ut Feldman and the terrorist disguised as a yeshiva student. The cell that claimed responsibility for the attack called itself after Hamada Shatiwi, a senior operative in the Fatah’s military wing in Nablus who was killed in an IDF operation.

Family friends described Shaked as a sweet, mature boy who, like many adolescents, was trying to discover himself. He had recently begun part-time work at the ulpana.

Shaked Lasker was buried in Kedumim. He is survived by his parents, Danny and Avigail, two brothers, Meron, 24, and Adiel, 10, and a sister, Einav, 21. 

 

Re'ut Feldman

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30 Mar 2006


Mar 30, 2006 – Re’ut Feldman, 20, of Herzliya, was one of four people killed  when a suicide bomber hitchhiker disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated his explosive device near the entrance to Kedumim.

Re'ut Feldman worked on the security hotline of Kedumim, as part of her alternative national service. On Thursday evening, she was heading back to Kedumim after attending an English class in Ra’anana. 

Rafi Halevy and his wife Helena were returning home to Kedumim and picked up several hitchhikers at the nearby settlement of Karnei Shomron – Re'ut, Shaked Lasker and the suicide bomber disguised as a yeshiva student. The cell that claimed responsibility for the attack called itself after Hamada Shatiwi, a senior operative in the Fatah’s military wing in Nablus who was killed in an IDF operation.

Re'ut was due to complete her service in September, after extending it by several months. “She was the heart of the hotline,” Kedumim’s security commander, Nahum Ya’ari, said. “She was dedicated to her work as a spotter and whenever she suspected anything unusual, she insisted on sending someone to check out the situation.” She was a medic and also volunteered with emotionally ill people.

Re’ut Feldman was buried in Herzliya. She is survived by her parents, Rahel and Yehonatan, two sisters and a brother.

Ido Zoldan

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19 Nov 2007

Nov 19, 2007 – Ido Zoldan, 29, of Shavei Shomron was killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim in the northern West Bank, when terrorists opened fire from a passing car at around 11:30 pm. 
 
A terrorist cell was waiting in ambush near Kedumim, in Samaria, for Israeli vehicles. When Ido, who was riding alone, came into range, the enemy attackers sprayed the vehicle with gunfire. Ido was mortally wounded. Paramedics who arrived at the scene were unable to save his life. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the terror attack as "an act of protest against the Annapolis conference."
 
Ido was born and raised in Kedumim, where he met his wife, Tehila. Five years ago, they joined those who moved to Homesh to bolster it after many of its secular residents departed. The family was evacuated from the community of Homesh during the 2005 disengagement. After the disengagement, they lived with other Homesh evacuees in a neighborhood of the Shavei Shomron settlement. They were active in efforts to rebuild Homesh, believing that this was feasible.

A few years ago, Ido, a decorated officer in the Golani Brigade, joined the Kedumim 3000 construction firm owned by his father, which built homes in nearly every part of the West Bank. Ido had also "adopted" a group of Ethiopian children, helping them integrate into Israeli life.

Ido Zoldan was buried in Kedumim. He is survived by his wife Tehila and his two small children, three-year-old Aharon and one-year-old Rachel.

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Major Avraham Gavish 

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    Lt. Yishai Schecter  

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Corporal Amir Gofer

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Rabbi Binyamin Herling 

 Murdered by a terrorist in their home in Itamar  

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Nerya Shabbo,Rachel Shabbo, Avishay Shabbo, Zvi Shabbo 

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Shalom (Shuli) Harmelech

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roi Arbel

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Captain Yehonatan Netanel

Killed in action on the 10th of Tevet 5769 – January 6, 2009, during "Operation Cast Lead".