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On Sunday 28th February, a Christians for Israel delegation had the privilege of visiting the family of Eliav Gelman, a reserve officer in the IDF who was killed on 24th February.
Gelman, a 30-year old father of two whose wife is expecting their third child, was killed by errant IDF gunfire after he was attacked by a Palestinian man while standing at a bus stop at Etzion Junction.
The Christians for Israel delegation had the opportunity to meet Gelman’s father and other family members and friends as they observed “shiva” (the Jewish week-long period of mourning) at Gelman’s home in Karmei Tzur. Incoming C4I International Chairman Leon Meijer: “It was so moving to hear Eliav’s family say that they did not feel angry or bitter, but that they trust in God’s providence. They expressed their grief, but equally their thankfulness for Eliav’s life. This was a deeply moving moment, and we are so grateful that we could speak words of comfort, and share in their mixed grief and joy”.
Leon Meijer Signing condolence register for Eliav Gelman
Signing the condolence register at the shiva of Eliav Gelman
Bus stop at Gush Etzion