Upon arrival in Israel, Jared Kushner visits home of policewoman killed in terror attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jared Kushner visited the family of an Israel border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist following his arrival in Israel.

Kusher, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, arrived in Israel on Wednesday to lead the Trump administration’s push for restarted peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Kushner and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited the family of Hadas Malka, Ynet reported.

The visit lasted about a half hour, Ynet reported, citing a close friend of the Malka family, Kushner told the family that “the president himself asked him to express condolences on behalf of the United States.”

The family spoke to the American guests about Hadas Malka, 23, and her bravery, and updated them about the investigation into the attack, Ynet reported.

When Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East arrived in Israel on Sunday he first visited the Malka shiva house and the Western Wall before the start of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

Ynet also reported on Wednesday that two kindergarten buildings under construction in the coastal city of Netanya will be named for Malka and Hadar Cohen, 19, a Border Policewoman who was killed in a terrorist stabbing attack in February 2016 also at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The parents of both women will be invited to inaugurate the buildings when they are completed, Ynet reported.