Ziv Mizrahi, who was murdered Monday in a terror attack on the road to Jerusalem, is not the first member of his family to fall to terrorism. Twelve years ago, his cousin Alon Mizrahi was murdered when an Arab terrorist blew himself up in an attack on Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem.
Ironically, Ziv lived on a street named for his murdered cousin.
Ziv, who lived in Givat Ze'ev, had been in the army for nine months when he was killed by an Arab stabber at the Dor Alon gas station on Road 443. In a statement, the Givat Ze'ev Regional Council said that the town was in mourning over the death of its son. The funeral for Ziv Mizrahi will be held Tuesday at 1 PM.
The attack occurred at about 3 PM Monday, when the sixteen year old terrorist approached a group of Israelis who were in the gas station after a small traffic accident. The terrorist managed to strike Mizrahi and wound him mortally, along with a second victim, who was injured lightly. Paramedics worked for long minutes to revive him, but were unsuccessful.
A few minutes after the attack, a woman came to the nearby IDF Modi'in Checkpoint, with injuries from a bullet. Officials said she was hit by a bullet that had been fired by soldiers at the stabber in the gas station.
The terrorist, Ahmad Jamal Ahmad Ta, from the village of Katana near Jerusalem, is the cousin of Anas Ta, a terrorist who carried out an attack at the same gas station last August.