Alexander Levlovich, who died after losing control of his car and crashing into an electricity pole after being pelted with stones on his way home from a Rosh Hashanah dinner Monday night, was laid to rest on Wednesday.
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Hundreds attended his funeral in Jerusalem, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan. He was eulogized by his son Nir, his daughter Maya, his partner Iris and the director of ILAN, the Israeli Foundation for Handicapped Children. Levlovich worked as maintenance director at a residence for the disabled in Jerusalem.
During a tour of Levlovich's Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanetziv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that “we’re changing the policy to a war on stone-throwers, not just in Jerusalem and the roads leading to it, but also in the Galilee and the Negev."
The 64-year-old lost control of his vehicle in East Jerusalem when the car was hit by stones. Two passengers were lightly wounded. His relatives said that they were returning home from a family dinner celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.