Widower of terror victim Dafna Meir remarries
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Widower of terror victim Dafna Meir remarries

Natan Meir, whose wife was murdered last year in a brutal stabbing while defending her children, weds in private ceremony

Natan Meir, the widower of terror victim Dafna Meir, announces his engagement to Zohar Morgenstern in Jerusalem on March 28, 2017.  (Facebook)
Natan Meir, the widower of terror victim Dafna Meir, announces his engagement to Zohar Morgenstern in Jerusalem on March 28, 2017. (Facebook)

Natan Meir, whose wife Dafna was killed in a brutal terror attack in their West Bank home in January of last year, was married in a ceremony in Jerusalem last week.

Only close family attended the wedding ceremony on Thursday, Hebrew-language sources reported, and said that, at the family’s request, no photos from the ceremony would be released to the public.

Meir announced in March that he was engaged to Zohar Morgenstern of Jerusalem. The announcement came more than a year after the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Otniel.

Nathan Meir’s wife Dafna was killed in a January stabbing attack, when a Palestinian teenager repeatedly stabbed her at the entrance to her home in Otniel in the southern West Bank. The killer, 16-year-old Morad Bader Abdullah Adais, later told Israeli investigators that she struggled with him fiercely as three of her six children watched in horror.

The couple’s oldest daughter, Renana, 18, who witnessed her mother’s murder, became engaged a month before her father did.

In a Facebook post announcing his engagement, Meir thanked his children for their support and sharing in his happiness. Without them, he wrote, “I could not open my heart to love again.”

Dafna Meir, left, with her husband Natan Meir in an undated picture posted on Facebook. (Screen capture: Facebook)
Dafna Meir, left, with her husband Natan Meir in an undated picture posted on Facebook. (Screen capture: Facebook)

Likud lawmaker Yehudah Glick, who is a friend of Meir, tweeted on Thursday the ceremony was filled with “tears of joy and longing,” but that “excitement filled the air,” nonetheless.

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