Terrorist killing of Israeli soldier Omri Levi is second tragedy for family

IDF soldier Omri Levi (pictured) was killed in Sunday's Palestinian terror attack in Beersheba. Credit: Provided photo.

(JNS.org) Crowds of mourners made their way on Monday to the home of IDF Golani Brigade soldier Sgt. Omri Levi, 19, who was murdered in the Palestinian terrorist shooting at the Beersheba bus station on Sunday.

Levi, whose father died suddenly two years ago, is survived by his mother, Efrat, and twin siblings, Yuval and Roi, who turned 16 on Tuesday.

“How could it happen to me again? In such a short time, two such awful tragedies happen to us,” Efrat said, Israel Hayom reported. She and the twins found it difficult to speak much, and asked for the media not to attend Omri’s funeral Monday in Moshav Sde Hemed.

The head of the Southern Sharon Regional Council, Moti Dalgo, said Monday, “This was a double tragedy. Two and a half years ago, [Omri’s] father suffered a heart attack while out for an evening walk around the moshav. [The death of] the son is the second surprise. Omri was an amazing kid, a guide in the moshav youth movement. His friends and his teachers loved him.”

Posted on October 20, 2015 .