Three Young Israelis Killed in Terror Attack
Stand for Israel | February 10, 2023
The recent wave of terror facing the people of Israel continued when a car-ramming attack left three young Israelis dead, including brothers who were 6 and 8, and more injured. The Times of Israel’s Emanuel Fabian reports on the attack at an Israeli bus stop:
An eight-year-old boy critically wounded in a car-ramming attack near East Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood on Friday succumbed to his wounds Saturday, bringing the toll of the attack to three, medical officials said.
Asher Menahem Paley, the older brother of six-year-old Yaakov Yisrael Paley who was also killed in the attack, died at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the hospital said in a statement.
“The boy arrived in critical condition while being resuscitated, and many teams from the trauma unit, from the ER, pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery and neurosurgery fought for many hours for his life, but unfortunately they had to declare his death,” Shaare Zedek said Saturday evening.
The six-year-old Yaakov was quickly buried Friday afternoon before the start of Shabbat, in accordance with Jewish law which regards unnecessary delays in burial as disrespect toward the dead.
The slain children’s brother, Moshie, 10, was lightly hurt in the attack and released from Hadassah Medical Center over the weekend. The boys’ father, 42, remains hospitalized in moderate condition.
Let us pray for those who were injured, that they recover fully and quickly, and let us remember in prayer the families of the lives cut short.