Asher Palmer
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Asher Palmer

9/23/2011


Sept 23, 2011 - Asher Palmer, 25 and his 1-year-old son, Yonatan, of Kiryat Arba, were killed when their car overturned on Route 60 near Hebron, after being struck by stones.

While driving with his infant son on their way to Jerusalem to spend Shabbat with his wife's parents, Asher's car was struck by rocks, apparently thrown from a passing vehicle. One of the rocks went through the front windshield, striking him in the head and causing the car to veer of the road and flip over. Father and son were killed in the crash.

"It was clearly a terrorist attack. Asher's gun had been stolen, there were rocks inside the vehicle and it was clear Asher was hit by a rock," Palmer's family said after police informed them of their conclusion that the incident was in fact the result of a terror attack.

Asher's parents, Moshe and Molly, immigrated to Israel about 30 years ago, wanting to bring up their children in a Jewish atmosphere.

Aharon Peretz said of his brother-in-law Asher, "He never fought with anyone. He was a quiet and special man and this is a great loss." Asher had completed his service in the Israel Navy several months ago and had begun to study engineering in Jerusalem.

Asher Palmer and his son Yonatan were buried in the Hebron cemetery. He is survived by his wife Puah and his parents.

 
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