Israeli Victim of Berlin Attack on the Mend, Wife Killed

YERUSHALAYIM -
A police officer looks into the truck that plowed into crowds at Breitscheidplatz Square, near Kurfuerstendamm Avenue in Berlin, on Monday night. (Reuters/Christian Mang)

One Israeli was seriously injured in the truck terror attack in Berlin Monday, it was authorized for publication Wednesday. Rami Elyakim, an Israeli tourist from Herzliya, was badly hurt from debris in the blast. He is in a hospital in Berlin, but his life is not in danger, Foreign Ministry officials said.

The search for Elyakim’s wife, Dalia, who went missing after the attack, ended later Wednesday when she was found dead. She was last seen together with her husband, as they stood meters from where a terrorist rammed through a crowd at Breitscheidplatz in the City West of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48. The Elyakims’ children, both in their 20s, arrived in Berlin to assist in the search for her and to visit their father.

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, leader of the Chabad community in Berlin, told Yediot Achronot that he had visited Rami Elyakim to daven and say Tehillim, both on his behalf and behalf of his wife. “He has a long way to go, but he is getting better,” Rabbi Teichtal said.