Mohammad Krakara, 13, who had just begun his summer vacation from school, was killed by an explosive projectile fired from Syria while accompanying his father, who was driving a water truck for construction work on the border fence between Israel and Syria.

 Youth killed on the Golan Heights


(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Sunday, 22 June 2014), spoke with Fahmy Karkara, the father of Mohammad Krakara, who was killed this morning on the Golan Heights.

At the Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "The enemies of the State of Israel shrink from nothing. They do not shrink from attacking civilians and from killing children, as occurred this morning. They do not distinguish between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens of the State of Israel. As a nation, our heart is torn over the abduction of any youth and the murder of any youth, and I am certain that I represent all of you as I send my condolences to this grieving family."