By Aryeh Savir
Tazpit News Agency
Scores of Israelis from all over Israel have been flocking to the homes of the three families whose sons were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists three and a half weeks ago. Ministers and Members of Knesset, leaders, rabbis and people from all walks of life have been coming day and night. Many have come to give comfort; many leave comforted and strengthened by the belief and force radiated by the families.
Ilana Dadon, mother of Shelly Dadon who was murdered on April 1st this year, came to give her condolences to the Yifrach family in Elad. She ended up being consoled by Iris, mother of 19 year old Eyal.
At the Sha’ar home in Talmon, where the family is mourning for their 16 year old son Gil-Ad, a group of Ultra Orthodox arrived surprisingly on Thursday baring an unfinished Sefer Torah that was spontaneously donated by an anonymous donor in memory of the three boys. The Torah was brought to each of the homes and all three fathers were invited to complete the last letters in the scroll.
On Saturday night the famous singer Avraham Fried came to the family’s house. After being requested by Bat-Galim, Gil-Ad’s mother, Fried sang them one of his famous songs.
This morning the Sha’ar family was visited by members of the team who found their son’s body. “We didn’t know if they were alive or dead”, said one of the team members, “We began searching full of hope. With all the pain, we are glad to have found them. We could have missed them for years.”
Ofir, Gil-Ad’s father, said: “We wanted to say thank you. We felt the army was with us. We encountered red eyes from fatigue. We knew that an effort was being made to find them alive. The cooperation mirrored what was happening generally — unity.”