Skip Navigation

German Christmas Attacker Still at Large, Israeli Among Wounded

Scene of Berlin Christmas market terror attack, December 19, 2016 (Photo: screenshot)

Yesterday, Stand for Israel told you about the horrific truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 and left at least 48 wounded. Now, despite earlier news to the contrary, The Jerusalem Post reports that the attacker is still at large:

German police think that the man from Pakistan who was arrested as a suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday was not the actual perpetrator, Die Welt newspaper reported, citing senior security sources.

"We have the wrong man," said a senior police chief. "And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage," the paper quoted the source as saying.

The Berlin police chief said that it was not clear if the Pakistani man arrested after a deadly trunk rampage at a Christmas market was the driver of the vehicle.

"As far as I know it is in fact uncertain whether that really was the driver," said Berlin Police President Klaus Kandt.

The Jerusalem Post also reports that an Israeli man is among the injured, while his wife is still missing:

An Israeli national was among the wounded after a truck rammed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

According to Israeli media reports, the wife of the wounded Israeli man had not been located as of Tuesday morning and was reported as missing.

Israeli consular officials in the German capital were headed to the hospital where the reportedly seriously wounded Israeli citizen is being treated.

Tags: Terrorism

Previous Post

Next Post

Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

Visit Israel

Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

Read More

About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

Read More