Rabbi Raziel Shevah, who was murdered by Muslim terrorists in a terror attack on Tuesday night, will be buried at the Jewish outpost of Havat Gilad in Samaria on Wednesday at 1pm, his wife Yael said.
“Raziel asked that if anything were to happen to him, that he be buried in Havat Gilad,” Yael Shevah said. “We will honor his request and bury him in the settlement he so loved and was active in. This was his will. I call on and ask the entire people of Israel to come and accompany dear Raziel (on his final journey).”
Rabbi Shevah and his wife Yael have six children: Renana, 10, Naomi, 8, Miriam, 6, Malka, 5, Ovadia, 3, and Benayahu, only 10 months old.
Raziel, who worked as a mohel (who performs the circumcision of babies) and volunteered in Magen David Adom (MDA), was murdered in a drive-by shooting near Havat Gilad. He was rushed to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, where he was declared dead.
Shortly after the terror attack, while making her way to the hospital, his wife Yael told Ynet: “He called me and said ‘I’ve been shot, call an ambulance.’ I’m still horrified by the ease with which they shoot us like this.”
The manhunt for the Muslim terrorists continued into the night, with IDF troops searching the area surrounding Havat Gilad.
Forces from the Samaria Territorial Brigade, with the help of Special Forces, surrounded villages in the Shechem area and conducted random searches of vehicles coming in and out of the villages.
The army also decided to send reinforcements to the area, deploying forces from the Oz Brigade (known as the Commando Brigade) and the Golani Brigade.
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot arrived at the scene of the attack on Wednesday morning and was briefed by commanders in the area.