IDF soldier Dvir Sorek, murdered by Muslim terrorists, laid to rest – Family donates organs
Thousands gathered on Thursday evening at the civilian cemetery in the Jewish community of Ofra for the funeral of soldier Dvir Sorek HY’D, who was murdered by Muslim terrorists in Gush Etzion.
The family said they’ve decided to donate Dvir’s organs. “It would have been his wish,” his mother said.
“Anyone who did not know him lost out,” said Yoav Sorek from his home in the Jewish community of Ofra.
“He helped the less fortunate around him when they needed a friend. He simply had a light in his eyes, but someone murderous took it away,” he said.
“We were given a gift for almost 19 years – for such a gift we are thankful, but we will probably always carry this pain with us.”
Dvir was a student at a religious seminary in the Jewish community of Migdal Oz, and had joined the IDF while continuing his studies, in a program known in Hebrew as “hesder”, which combines Torah studies with military service.
Dvir was the grandson of Rabbi Binyamin Herling, a Holocaust survivor who was murdered in a terror attack on Mount Ebal near Shechem, in October 2000.
Dvir was missing since Wednesday evening. Troops began to search the area and found his cellphone near the community of Neve Daniel before his body was found at 03.00 near the community of Migdal Oz with multiple stab wounds.
The IDF was investigating if he was kidnapped before being stabbed to death.
A massive manhunt is underway, with large numbers of troops operating in the area in an effort to locate the terrorists.
PM Netanyahu was at the place where Dvir was murdered by Muslim terrorists. He was briefed by the director of the Shin Bet and the Chief of the IDF’s Central Command.
Netanyahu stressed that the murderers and those who sent them will be caught.
“We’ll settle score with the murderers and those who sent them,” he said.