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Chaya Esther Salomon, 46

Three murdered in Neve Tzuf terror attack

Chaya Esther Salomon, 46

July 21, 2017 - Chaya Esther Salomon was one of three family members murdered in their home in the West Bank settlement of Neve Tzuf-Halamish on Friday night.

Chaya Esther Salomon, 46, of the West Bank settlement of Neve Tzuf-Halamish, was one of three victims from the same family who were murdered in a terrorist attack in their home on Friday night. The two other victims were her father Yosef Salomon and her brother Elad Salomon. 

The family had gathered together for the Sabbath to celebrate the birth that morning of a new grandson in the family. They were expecting friends to join them when, instead, a Palestinian, resident of the nearby village of Kubar, burst into the house and attacked the family with a knife. The assailant was shot and wounded by an off-duty IDF soldier who heard screams from the neighboring house and rushed to assist.

Tova Salomon, 68, Chaya’s mother, was wounded in the attack. 

Chaya, a schoolteacher in Lod, was devoted to her students and recently received a commendation for excellence. She is survived by her mother and three siblings. Accompanied by thousands of mourners, she was laid to rest along with her father and her brother on Sunday evening (23 July 2017) in the Modi’in cemetery. 

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