Hundreds Take Part in Levayah of Terror Victim Tedsa Teshuma, Hy”d


Yerushalayim Mayor Moshe Leon speaks during the levayah of Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma’ade, at Har Hamenuchos, Sunday. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Hundreds of Israelis came Sunday afternoon to pay their last respects and attend the levayah of Tadese Tashume Ben Ma’ada, Hy”d, who succumbed to his wounds from the bombing at the entrance to Yerushalayim last Wednesday.

The 50-year-old, who immigrated from Ethiopia 21 ago, is survived by his wife and children. He fought for his life after suffering severe head injuries but passed away on Shabbos at the Shaarei Zedek Medical Center.

Yerushalayim Mayor Moshe Lion said he had met with Tadesa recently and was unable to grasp the extent of the tragedy.

“The explosive device that took your life, was one of crazed hatred seeking to instill fear and horror. I am sure the security forces will not rest until they have laid their hands on the murderers and commit here to increase the sense of security in the city,” Lion said.

Also killed in the bombing was habachur Aryeh Shechopak, Hy”d, a 16-year-old Canadian-Israeli yeshivah student.

According to security agencies estimation, the bombing were carried out by terrorists who were not affiliated with any known organization, but were familiar with the area and made sure there were many people around before detonating the devices.

The bombs were not large in size and most injuries were caused by shrapnel including nails that were widely dispersed in the blasts.

Police are still searching for the terrorists behind the attacks. The Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups based in Gaza praised the bombing but have not claimed responsibility.

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