The funeral of murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe in Israel will take place on Wednesday after her body arrives home from Melbourne.
As they await, the family sits in grieving in Ms Maasarwe's hometown of Baqu al Gharbiyye, one hour north of Tel Aviv.
Ms Maasarwe's father is currently in Melbourne and will travel with his daughter back to Israel, where the Palestinian Arab student had citizenship.
As is tradition in Islam, Ms Maasarwe will be taken straight to her home where the family will be able to pay their last respects.
At noon on Wednesday, Ms Maasarwe will then be carried to the local mosque where the community will give prayers and blessings.
Finally she will be taken to the family plot in Baqu al Gharbiyye's cemetery, where she will be laid to rest.
While studying in China, 21-year-old Ms Maasarwe had received a scholarship to study at Melbourne's La Trobe University for one year.
An outpouring of community support has been shown in Melbourne since her violent death on January 16.
A vigil was held earlier this week, attended by hundreds of people on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne.
Many of those attending then boarded the Route 86 tram for Bundoora, the same line Ms Maasarwe alighted from before being murdered.
Those attending the vigil lay bouquets of flowers and candles on the tram.
Another vigil has been planned for Tuesday along the path Ms Maasarwe would have used to walk home.
Mourners are invited to pay their respects at the corner of Plenty Road and Main Drive, near the Polaris Shopping Centre at 6.30pm.
Aspiring rapper Codey Herrmann, 20, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday charged with Ms Maasarwe's rape and murder.
Australian Associated Press