Brussels shooting victims buried in Israel

The Jewish museum in Brussels. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The funeral for the two Israeli victims of the recent shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels was held Tuesday at the Givat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of people mourned the deaths of Emanuel and Miriam Riva, who left behind two teenage daughters, Shira and Ayelet.

"Mom and Dad, I can't believe this terrible thing happened to you," Shira said in a eulogy at the funeral, reported Reuters. "You did not deserve this in any way."

“You were born only a few minutes after me, but I always looked at you like my little brother. We were always together. I always protected you, even when you didn’t need it, and this time, I wasn’t even close,” said Emanuel’s twin brother Aryeh, according to The Associated Press. “I still can’t believe we won’t see you again.”

“Our hearts are broken with grief with you, we mourn with you,” said Belgian Ambassador to Israel John Cornet d'Elzius, who attended the service. 

Posted on May 28, 2014 .