I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night,,,
Thus says the prophet Isaiah (chapter 62, v. 6).
One such watchman was David Shriki, a young Border Policeman from the town of Rishon-le-Zion, stationed in Israel’s capital. His mission was to defend the holy city and its inhabitants. On Friday night, the Sabbath eve, July 11th, he and another policeman were shot and wounded in a cowardly terrorist attack at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem. David, who was shot in the head, has been fighting for his life for the past two weeks. Sadly, he lost the battle. Yesterday, at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, he died of his wounds. He was nineteen years old.
May G-d avenge his blood.