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PM, Gantz light Hanukkah candles as Western Wall events honor terror victim Eli Kay

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defense Minister Benny Gantz lit menorahs at the Western Wall for the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday evening.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation said the candle-lighting events there were in honor of Eli Kay, who was shot dead in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City last week. Kay was an immigrant from South Africa who was employed at the Western Wall as a tour guide. He was killed by an East Jersualem Palestinian gunman on his way to work.

Bennett lit a candle on a menorah in the Western Wall tunnels, having first toured a section of the site newly opened to the public.

“It is very emotional to light the first candle in the Western Wall tunnels,” Bennett wrote in a Facebook post. “Hanukkah is a holiday of miracles, and we, the citizens of the State of Israel who live in the State of Israel, are the miracle workers.”

Gantz was accompanied for his lighting ceremony by representatives of organizations that aid wounded veterans and the relatives of........

© The Times of Israel

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