Friends of IDF soldier Ron Kokia, 19, who was killed on Thursday night in an apparent terrorist attack, expressed their pain and mourning in a series of emotional statements, remembering Kokia as a special and loving person who they will miss forever.
Kokia was stabbed to death while waiting for a ride in the southern city of Arad. The terrorists have still not been found and a massive manhunt is underway.
Ariel Amir, a close army friend who went through basic training with Kokia also spoke about their relationship, saying, “The pain is so close and intense. Ron was murdered in cold blood by vile terrorists. Koki, you were my closest friend in boot camp. … While there are tears in my eyes, I want to commemorate you. You were innocent and extraordinary, I can’t imagine how painful it was for you in that moment, it’s so painful for me. We had so many experiences in such a short time. I will remember you always.”
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