Stabbing victim Ziv Mizrahi, 18, to be laid to rest Tuesday
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Stabbing victim Ziv Mizrahi, 18, to be laid to rest Tuesday

Soldier murdered Monday at gas station on Route 443 will be buried in Mount Herzl military cemetery

Ziv Mizrahi, an 18-year-old IDF soldier from Givat Ze'ev, was killed in a stabbing attack at a West Bank gas station on November 23, 2015 (screen capture: Channel 2)
Ziv Mizrahi, an 18-year-old IDF soldier from Givat Ze'ev, was killed in a stabbing attack at a West Bank gas station on November 23, 2015 (screen capture: Channel 2)

Ziv Mizrahi, an 18-year-old IDF corporal killed in a stabbing attack at a West Bank gas station Monday, will be buried at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon.

Mizrahi, who served in the Nitzan Battalion of the Combat Intelligence Corps, was promoted from private to corporal after his death.

He is the 22nd Israeli casualty since the wave of Palestinian terror and violence broke out in October.

Mizrahi sustained severe abdominal wounds when 16-year-old Ahmad Taha from the West Bank village of Qatanna stabbed him repeatedly at a gas station on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.

Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to revive Mizrahi, who served as a driver in the army, but a spokesman for the rescue service said first responders were forced to declare him dead at the scene.

Magen David Adom ambulances arrive at the scene of a fatal stabbing attack on Route 443 outside of Jerusalem on November 23, 2015. (Magen David Adom)
Magen David Adom ambulances arrive at the scene of a fatal stabbing attack on Route 443 outside of Jerusalem on November 23, 2015. (Magen David Adom)

A female IDF officer was also stabbed and wounded in the attack. She was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with light injuries. She was released from hospital Tuesday morning.

The Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by soldiers at the scene. Another woman was lightly hurt when her car was hit by gunfire from security forces trying to thwart the attack.

On Monday evening it was revealed that Ziv Mizrahi was the nephew of Alon Mizrahi, murdered in a terrorist attack at Jerusalem’s Cafe Hillel in September 2003.

Alon Mizrahi (PMO)
Alon Mizrahi (PMO)

Alon was a security guard at the cafe in Jerusalem’s German Colony neighborhood, and died trying to prevent the suicide bomber from entering the premises. The bomber detonated his explosives as they struggled.

Palestinians in the village of Qatanna were shown on Channel 2 later Monday dancing in celebration of the “success” of the attack. The report also showed Taha photographed visiting the grave of another terrorist from the village who was killed carrying out an attack on the same highway in August.

Earlier Monday, two Palestinian girls stabbed a 70-year-old Palestinian man in central Jerusalem with a pair of scissors. They mistook him for a Jew.

Police identified the two attackers as cousins Hadil and Nurhan Awad, aged 14 and 16, from Qalandiya in northern Jerusalem.

The 16-year-old died at the scene and the 14-year-old was badly hurt and detained, a police spokesperson said.

A 27-year-old Israeli was lightly injured by police fire at the scene.

Hadil Awad was the sister of Mahmoud Awad, who died in November 2013 at the age of 24. He was shot in the back of his neck with a rubber bullet by an IDF soldier eight months earlier during a protest near the Qalandiya checkpoint.

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