Thousands attend funeral of slain Border Police officer
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Thousands attend funeral of slain Border Police officer

Jedan Assad, 38, killed in Jerusalem terror attack, leaves behind a three-year-old son and pregnant wife

Thousands attend the funeral of slain Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann, on November 06, 2014. (Photo credit: FLASH90)
Thousands attend the funeral of slain Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann, on November 06, 2014. (Photo credit: FLASH90)

Thousands attended the funeral Thursday for slain Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann.

“An entire life was cut short because of terror and its cruelty,” Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said at the ceremony. “This murderous terror, that originated with the Palestinian Authority and the leaders of Hamas and of the Islamic Movement, succeeded in reaching Beit Jann.”

“It is with pride and honor that officers like Jedan serve in the Israeli police,” police chief Yohanan Danino added. “It’s a credit to the state and a credit to society that these are their police officers.”

Assad, 38, was a father to a three-year-old son, and his wife is five months pregnant.

Jedan Assad (photo credit: Courtesy)
Jedan Assad (photo credit: Courtesy)

He was killed Wednesday when a Palestinian attacker drove his car into a crowd of people near a light rail stop in East Jerusalem. A dozen other people were injured.

A mourner holds a photograph of Border Police officer Jedan Assad, at his funeral in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann, on November 6, 2014. Asad was killed by a Hamas terrorist who rammed his minivan into a crowd in Jerusalem on November 5. (Photo credit: FLASH90)
A mourner holds a photograph of Border Police officer Jedan Assad, at his funeral in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann, on November 6, 2014. Asad was killed by a Hamas terrorist who rammed his minivan into a crowd in Jerusalem on November 5. (Photo credit: FLASH90)

Police shot and killed the assailant, Ibrahim al-Akary, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, after he emerged from the vehicle and began attacking police officers with a metal bar. Akary, a father of five, was buried Wednesday night in Jerusalem.

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Aharonovitch can be seen in the photo below (left).

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“Today, we will accompany him to his final resting place, but his memory will never leave us,” the Israel Police said in a tweet.

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