Third victim, Richard Lakin, dies from Armon Hanatziv attack

Richard Lakin, 76, a peace activist, was the third fatality of the Palestinian terrorist attack on a bus in the Jerusalem suburb of Armon Hanatziv two weeks ago. An American educator, who marched for civil rights in the 1960s and advocated coexistence between Muslims and Jews, he died Tuesday in hospital of wounds inflicted by two Palestinian terrorists, who shot him in the head and repeatedly stabbed him. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, a longtime principal at Glastonbury, Connecticut, and author of a book on teaching, Lakin taught English in mixed classes of Muslims and Jews when he moved to Israel in 1984. His Facebook page displayed an image of Israeli and Arab kids hugging under the word: ”coexist.”

 

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