While Israel mourns the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated on Friday in the settlement of Halamish, where a Palestinian terrorist stabbed three family members Salomon, Jacob Katz, 18-year-old student from South Florida, organized a fundraiser for the relatives of the victims on the website GoFundMe.
The page was open on Sunday, and to date has collected more than $ 30,000. Katz set a goal to increase this sum up to 36.000, writes on 27 July, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
During the «Shacharit» ( morning prayer Saturday – approx.ed.) I kept thinking, how horrible it is, and here I sit, praying with all amenities, and can do nothing. And then I decided to help this family any way I can. Unbelievable how many people responded. To be a Jew means to help each other» – leads the publication the words of an American student.
The article notes that Katz is a volunteer organization OneFamily, which assists victims of terror and their families. Last year he completed a course of study in a Jerusalem yeshiva Orayta, and in the future intends to enlist in the IDF.
Before that, Katz is going to learn in the religious school «Bnei David» in the settlement of Eli, where young men prepared for military service, to visit the family of Salomon.
We will remind that on July 21 in the settlement of Halamish, located in the local Council of Mate Binyamin near Ramallah, Arab terrorist has committed an armed attack with the use of bladed weapons. The attack killed three people: Joseph Salomon (70 years), his daughter Chaya Salomon (46 years old) and his son Elad Daniel Salomon (36 years). Tova Salomon, wife of Joseph, was injured and is in hospital «Shaare Zedek» in Jerusalem.
The terrorist was wounded, but survived and is in hospital. It is reported his name is Omar al-Abad, 19, a resident of the village of Kubar, a suburb of Ramallah.
According to the data obtained in the course of the investigation, in recent years he has worked actively in student organizations, supervised by Hamas, at the University «al-Quds». Al-Abad had been detained several times by Palestinian preventive security service in the last period of his detention amounted to 10 days.