Belgium Shooting Victims En Route to Israel for Burial

May 26, 2014  

The bodies of the victims from Saturday’s horrific shooting in Belgium – Emanuel and Miriam Riva, 54 and 53, from Tel Aviv – are currently en route to Israel for the funeral, ZAKA announced Monday.

The funeral will be held in the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, at 5:00 pm. 

The Rivas were in Berlin on shlichut from 2007-2011, neighbors told Yediot Aharonot. Emmanuel worked in the Public Security Ministry since returning from Germany. The couple leaves behind two daughters, ages 15 and 16.  

The other victims included a French woman, 23, who was killed at the scene; another shooting victim, in critical condition, is Belgian. 

A gunman entered Brussels’ Jewish Museum Saturday afternoon and began shooting, killing three people. 

national manhunt has begun for the shooter; local police are still looking for possible suspects, official announced Sunday morning, despite at least one arrest shortly after the shooting. 


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