Druze village mourns the loss of Jerusalem terror attack victim

Israeli Border Police Superintendent Jadan Assad, who was killed in Wednesday's terror attack in Jerusalem. Credit: Provided photo.

(JNS.org) Thousands of mourners surrounded the home of Israeli Border Police Superintendent Jadan Assad on Wednesday after a Palestinian terrorist rammed a car into a group of pedestrians at a light rail station in Jerusalem, killing him and a 17-year-old student and wounding 12 others.

Assad, 38, was from the Druze town of Beit Jan. He is survived by his pregnant wife and their 3-year-old son. “He was so close with his son and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his next son,” his brother Yahi said. “When I saw him in the morning with his wife and son at our parents’ house, he was so happy and promised to come home again on the weekend.”

“He saw his job in the Border Police as a mission for his country,” said another family member.

Assad’s cousin, former Member of Knesset Assad Assad (Likud), said, “I call on our prime minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, to do everything possible to put out the flames and to prevent unrest on the Temple Mount. Only peace will bring calm and stop the killing.”

Posted on November 6, 2014 .