TEL AVIV (Jun. 19)
President Ephraim Katzir visited Kfar Yuval today where three members of one family were killed in a terrorist assault Sunday morning. “I came here to console, to encourage and found myself encouraged,” the President said after meeting with the townspeople and hearing a description of the tragedy from Gen. Raphael Eytan, commander of the northern district.
The President said he was deeply impressed by the courage and determination of the Kfar Yuval settlers, young and old, in face of the dangers arising from the village’s proximity to the Lebanese border. Yaacov Mordechai, his wife Simha and her brother, Nehemia Yossef-Chai, were fatally wounded by four terrorists who invaded their home. All four were slain, Military sources reported today that their rucksacks were found in a creek near the village. They contained food, American cigarettes and first aid kits.