Parents of slain brothers: A burden has been lifted from our hearts

The parents and siblings of Hallel, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19, mourn during their funeral at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, February 27, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
The parents and siblings of Hallel, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19, mourn during their funeral at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, February 27, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The parents of two brothers killed in a terror attack last week say it is a relief to hear that the suspected gunman had been killed in a military raid.

Hallel Yaniv, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19 were shot dead when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle as they drove through the West Bank town of Huwara last week.

The alleged killer Abdel Fattah Hussein Kharousha, 49, was among 6 Palestinians killed in an army raid on Jenin today.

“A burden has been lifted from our hearts when we heard that the terrorist was killed and not arrested,” the parents say in a statement.

“We are thankful that today, on Purim, the mourning turns to joy, we have been comforted a little by the killing of the terrorist,” they say.

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