Jerusalem chief rabbi visits dad and mom of slain Iyad al-Halak

The Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Aryeh Stern visited the mourning tent for Iyad al-Hallak Tuesday afternoon who was killed by border police on Saturday in an incident that had been extensively condemned. Al-Hallak, who was autistic, was passing near the Lion’s Gate exterior the Outdated Metropolis of Jerusalem when he was instructed by border police to cease, who suspected he was carrying a weapon. Al-Hallak was unarmed nonetheless, however fled when apparently frightened by the border police calls for, who pursued and shot him dead. Stern went to the mourning tent within the Wadi Joz neighborhood of east Jerusalem accompanied by Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum to offer their condolences to al-Hallak’s dad and mom and household. On the entrance to the tent Stern met with Sheikh Ibrahaim Abu al-Ahawa from the Ras al-Amud neighborhood and the mukhtar of the Silwan Daoud Siam.The rabbis mentioned he was coming with “a message of peace and reconciliation,” and expressed his ache over the demise of al-Hallak, including that he was “praying that we must always not want weapons on this area and for an finish to bloodshed.”Al-Hallak’s father thanked Stern for his feedback and thanked them for his or her go to, including that “all of us wish to stay collectively in peace.”Hassan-Nahoum mentioned that “the ache of a mom who loses her son is similar no matter shade or faith. We should do every little thing we are able to to forestall tragic incidents like these sooner or later.