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Heartbreaking Last Texts of Kosher Supermarket Victim Yoav Hattab

One of the kosher supermarket terror victims reportedly pleaded with a friend to observe Shabbat in his heartbreaking final texts just minutes before the deadly carnage erupted.

Chabad published the last text message exchange of 21-year-old Yoav Hattab, one of the victims killed at a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.

In the exchange, Hattab urges his friend to observe Shabbat, because “there are difficult times in France for the Jews”.

The text conversation took just an hour before terrorist Amedy Coulibaly entered the Hyper Kasher kosher supermarket and killed Hattab, along with three others on Jan. 9. Hattab is the son of Tunis’ chief rabbi.

Heartbreaking Last Texts of Kosher Supermarket Victim Yoav Hattab


Lior Zaltzman

Lior Zaltzman

Lior Zaltzman was the Forward’s Digital Fellow. Follow her on twitter @liorca.

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