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Terror vicitm Yonatan Havakuk remembered as man who ‘always had a smile on his face’

Yonantan Havakuk, who was killed in the terror attack in Elad on May 5, 2022. (Courtesy)
Yonantan Havakuk, who was killed in the terror attack in Elad on May 5, 2022. (Courtesy)

Neighbors and friends describe Yonatan Havakuk, one of the three people killed in the deadly attack in Elad, as a man who always had a smile on his face.

Havakuk, a father of five, worked as a car mechanic in the ultra-Orthodox town.

“He was a wonderful person,” local resident Yaakov Bar Noi tells the Haaretz website, describing how he was known to all as “our brother,” because of his habit of addressing everyone as “our brother.”

“He always had a smile on his face,” Bar Noi said, recounting that Havakuk would sometimes fix people’s vehicles for free if they had financial difficulties.

Havakuk’s neighbor, Amir Mizrahi, told the Walla news site that he was killed when he went outside to search for his son.

Mizrahi also described him as someone who “always had a smile on his face” and “the most special person you could ever meet.

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