Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan has visited Yotam Sitbon, the baby boy wounded in last week’s car attack in Jerusalem, and spoken with his parents at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. 

According to Arutz Sheva, during the meeting Yotam’s parents told the Deputy Minister that they “expect Yotam’s condition will improve and hope this will end the terrorist attacks and that such an incident will never happen again.”

Yotam’s grandfather, Shmuel, arrived from France to be beside his grandson. He expressed to the Deputy Minister how he was touched by the embrace of the Israeli people, “Everyone is so concerned and feel as if they are truly a member of this family.”

Deputy Minister Ben-Dahan wished the Sitbon family to experience a speedy recovery and to cope as easily as possible. “The current wave of terrorism is difficult and security forces continue to do their best to finish it. Our enemies are doing everything in their power to expel us from here but we have returned to our country and will not leave”

“Of course you, who made Aliyah to Israel just as I did, understand the importance of this statement,” said the deputy minister, who hails from Morocco.

“Because of this wave of terror, you, the citizens of Israel, are the real heroes, contrary to what happens in Europe where terrorism stop everything, life still goes on in Israel.”