Yehuda Wachsman was born on April 03, 1975. He was the father of an Israeli Soilder who was abducted and later killed by terrorists in 1994 during a failed rescue attempt, died Thursday aged 73 following a long illness.
His wife Esther told Channel 13 news that her husband was “a devoted father, constantly studying, an educated man.”
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Yehuda Wachsman, father of Nachshon, who was murdered by Palestinians on a Shabbat in 1994. I recall the Hamas video given to Channel 2 News with its demands, which brought almost the entire Israeli nation together in solidarity and prayer. pic.twitter.com/Bb04FsVNAH
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“His condition has worsened over the past two years, and severely over the past two weeks. He was tormented and is now freed, but has left a huge hole,” she said.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has paid tribute to Yehuda Wachsman, father of murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman, who passed away today after a long battle with serious illness.
“I learned of the passing of Yehuda Wachsman with great sorrow,” Netanyahu said. “After the horrific murder of his son, Yehuda chose life – he chose the values of Torah, love of the Jewish People, and of the Land. In my name and the name of my wife Sara and in the name of all the citizens of Israel, I sent my condolences to Esther and all the Wachsman family. May his memory be remembered for a blessing.”