Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s eulogy at the funeral of an Israeli man shot dead last night in a terror attack is cut short after mourners interrupt his remarks shouting “revenge.”
Bennett, who was speaking at the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, responds to the hecklers by saying “the only revenge is to keep building.”
The minister in his remarks praised Shevach for his “heart of holiness” as a volunteer paramedic. Like the local settler leaders, he also urges Netanyahu to increase settlement building in response to the attack.
“And you, the residents of Havat Gilad are the real heroes,” Bennett says. “Our enemies think that they can make us desert the land. Their terror stems from the hope that if they kill one more Jew or throw one more rock, that we will break in the end.”
“We will extinguish that hope by building families and building communities,” he says.