Oct 1, 2015 - Rabbi Eitam Henkin, 31, and his wife Na'ama, of Neria, parents of four, were killed in a drive-by shooting attack on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh in Samaria.
Rabbi Eitam Henkin and Naama Henkin
were driving home from a reunion of yeshiva graduates, with four of their children in the back seat. At least two terrorists targeted the vehicle as the Henkins drove past the Arab village of Beit Furik.
Both parents suffered multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies and were pronounced dead at the scene. Four of their children - 9-month-old baby, and four-year-old, seven-year-old and nine-year-old boys - were rescued from the vehicle and were taken with light injuries to a nearby medical center.
A group affiliated with the Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. A Hamas spokesman praised the attack by the "brave resistance," calling the murderous act "heroic".
Eitam was born in Jerusalem and studied at the Nir Yeshiva in Kiryat Arba. He served in the IDF Golani Brigade. An ordained rabbi, he was also a historian. The family moved to Neria three years ago. A noted Torah scholar and author of several volumes of responsa, he lectured at the Nishmat college for Women in Jerusalem, established by his mother. He was completing his doctorate.
A neighbor described them as "a dream couple, who in life and in death were inseparable. Everyone knew that they went everywhere together. they invested a lot in their relationship, in their family, their children. They were something special, good people, very humble."
Eitam Henkin and his wife Naama were buried in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem. Eitam is survived by his parents Yehudah and Chana, siblings and children - four sons: Matan Hillel, 9, Nitzan Yitzhak, 7, Neta Eliezer, 4 and Itamar, 9 months.