Hundreds of people davened at Kever Yehoshua in Shomron Sunday night, in honor of Erev Rosh Chodesh. The visitors were accompanied by dozens of IDF soldiers, who beefed up security.
The event took place in the shadow of the terror attack that occurred earlier Sunday in the Barkan Industrial Zone, just a few kilometers down the road. Killed in that attack were two Israelis, Ziv Hajabi, Hy”d, and Kim Levengard Yechezkel, Hy”d. The levayah for Yechezkel was held Sunday night, while Hajabi’s levayah will take place Monday.
Kever Yehoshua is located in the Arab village of Kifl Harith, located in central Shomron across from the city of Ariel. Entry into the village is permitted only by special IDF permit, which is generally issued five times a year. Visitors included residents of communities across the country. There were no security incidents reported during the event.
Shomron Council head Yossi Dagan said that “especially on this difficult day we decided to visit the kever as scheduled. We want to send a clear message to our enemies: You will not win. We are the eternal people and we are not afraid.”