Israeli Terror Victims Urge Public to Visit Holy Sites During High Holidays

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men (L) and women (R) pray in two different sections at the Western Wall, the most holy site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old city, on February 2, 2016.

The Jerusalem Post reports: The three widows of Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi, Rabbi Aharon Benita-Bennett and Rabbi Reuven Biermacher, who were all murdered in terrorist attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem last year, have appealed to the public to visit the capital in response to the year-long wave of terrorism which began last fall.

Lavi and Benita-Bennett were killed in the same incident during the Succot holiday last year when a knife-wielding 19-year-old Palestinian attacked Benita-Bennett and his family in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.

Rabbi Reuven Biermacher was killed by two Palestinian attackers as he left the Old City via Jaffa Gate in December.

The appeal is the initiative of the OneFamily terrorist victim support organization, which says the appeal is also designed as a response to the recent UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem which condemned Israel and ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

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