(IsraelNN.com) Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski eulogized the slain students at Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva Friday, before their funeral processions began. "The murderer did not want to hurt them specifically, but [to hurt] every one of us," he said. "Our enemies have tried for years to cramp our lives; to hurt us as much as possible."
"The government has paid a heavy cost in blood," Lupolianski said, "and eight of our sons, in the largest and most glorious Torah center we have in our city, joined this long list last night.""They came to grow stronger in the Torah and in the course of their studies they were murdered by the present day Amalek, who came back on Adar to remind us he has not gone. He has simply changed his face."