Yosef Yossi Shok


Dec 16, 2005 - Yosef (Yossi) Shok, 35, of Beit Hagai was killed in a shooting attack while driving home in the southern Hebron hills. The Islamic Jihad and Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed joint responsibility for the attack.
Shortly after 12:30 on Friday afternoon, Yossi Shok was returning home, along with two sisters, Efrat and Anat Sofer, also residents of Beit Hagai, to whom he offered a lift home from Kiryat Arba. Terrorists opened fire from a passing vehicle as they drove south. Yossi was shot in the head and died en route to hospital. The two sisters, who were in the back seat, were treated for shock.
Born in Netanya, Yossi Shok moved to Beit Hagai 10 years ago, soon after his wedding. He worked as a building engineer at the Kiryat Arba Development Company in Hebron. He was also a member of Beit Hagai's local council and leader of its emergency ready team. "He was the best there was," said Shok friend and Beit Hagai spokesman Yair Lior. "He was a loving husband and father."
Yosef Shok was buried in Hebron. He is survived by his wife, Sagit, and five children, aged 9, 7, 5, 4, and one month.