Woman Misses Father’s Levaya After Arabs Stone Her Car


har-hazeisimTova Richler, 59, a resident of New York who traveled to Israel to attend her father’s levaya, was kept from the funeral by Arab youths who stoned her car on Erev Shabbos Chol Hamoed.

Richler and her family were traveling to the Har Hazeisim cemetery in Yerushalayim, but near the Gethsemane Church, some 10 Arab youths pelted the vehicle with rocks and bricks, disabling it, and Richler suffered shock.

Richler was with her sister, her brother in-law and her nephew at the time.  It took several hours for them to get on their way. Because the levaya had to be held before Shabbos, the rest of the family and attendees had no choice but to go ahead with the funeral without them.

Richler said that she’s heard of people’s cars being stoned, but she “never thought this would happen to me.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}