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President Rivlin pays condolence visit to the family of Nimer Abu Amar in Lakiya

27 October 2016

President Rivlin pays condolence visit to the family of Nimer Abu Amar in Lakiya

(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

 

President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Thursday) paid a condolence visit to the family of Nimer Abu Amar, who was killed by shots fired on the Israeli-Egyptian border.

 

“We are all citizens of the same country, we have come to share in your profound grief,” said the President. “We are all equal in this country and there is no difference between a child from Lakiya or from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Haifa. The Ministry of Defense treats a child from Lakiya in exactly the same way as it would any other child, and we will check and follow closely after this tragic incident.”

 

“I have confidence that the Ministry of Defense will pursue justice and investigate the issue,” the father, Bassam Abu Amar, said to the President and added “we are in great pain, we are mourning our firstborn.”

 

Nimer’s uncle Fares Abu Amar said, “We have been working with the security establishment for generations and we will continue to serve the country and work along the borders. We are confident that the Ministry of Defense will investigate and draw the necessary conclusions. Our child is yours as well as ours – there is no question about that.”

 

The President embraced  the family upon leaving and promised that the relevant officials at the President’s Office will follow the examination of the incident.