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Elad victims’ families asked ministers not to attend funerals — report

Mourners gather at the funeral processions for Yonatan Havakuk and Boaz Gol, a day after they were killed in a stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Elad, May 6, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Mourners gather at the funeral processions for Yonatan Havakuk and Boaz Gol, a day after they were killed in a stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Elad, May 6, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The families of the three victims killed in last night’s terror attack in Elad asked government ministers not to attend the funerals earlier today, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the network, Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana was heading to the procession in the ultra-Orthodox city, but turned around after hearing of the request.

There is no immediate comment from ministers on why none of them showed up to the funerals.

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