Dr Mike Evans

Prime Minister speaks at ceremony for Israel’s fallen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared at the ceremony for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars at Yad LeBanim in Jerusalem on Monday, where he shared brief remarks on the solemn occasion of Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terror.

“A few minutes ago, not far from here, there was an attempt to murder Israeli citizens. This terrorist attack, in this place, at this time, reminds us that the land of Israel and the State of Israel are acquired through many trials and tribulations,” he stated.

“These terrorist attacks come with the expectation that they will overcome us and will uproot us from here, and if they could, they would murder us all. But they will not overcome us; we will overcome them. We have established an exemplary state with an exemplary army and police, at a heart-rending price,” he added.

The words related to a shooting attack against an Israeli in Samaria’s Binyamin region. The person shot was a runner in a group commemorating fallen soldiers. He was reportedly shot in the hand and is expected to recover. A search remains underway for the shooter.

On the same day, Netanyahu met his office in Jerusalem with a Democratic U.S. Congressional delegation led by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).

The prime minister thanked Jeffries and the members of the delegation for their support for the State of Israel and emphasized the importance of the relationship between Israel and the United States.

The Prime Minister also discussed with them the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, the Abraham Accords and the opportunities for expanding the circle of peace with additional countries.

Also attending the meeting were Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Adviser Ophir Falk, and National Security Council Deputy Director for Foreign Policy Avivit Bar-Ilan.