(Jerusalem) A British-Israeli woman injured Friday in a bombing in the occupied West Bank died of her injuries, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem said Monday, three days after her two daughters were killed in the same attack.
“We announce with sadness the passing of Lucy [Leah] Dee, a victim of the fatal attack in the [Jordan] Valley last Friday,” the hospital said in a statement. “Unfortunately, despite intense and relentless efforts, due to his critical injury, the team had to pronounce him dead today,” the hospital added.
Lucy Dee and her two daughters, aged 16 and 20, were victims of Palestinian fire at their vehicle in the northeastern West Bank, territory occupied by Israel since 1967.
This new death comes as the region has been in the grip of a cycle of violence since the brutal irruption, Wednesday in the middle of Ramadan, of the Israeli forces in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, according to them to “restore order” in the face of “extremists” barricaded in the mosque with rocks and fireworks rockets.
The next day, around 30 rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, injuring one person and causing material damage.
The Israeli army retaliated by carrying out strikes targeting infrastructure of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip and southern Lebanon.
On Friday evening, a car bombing in Tel Aviv claimed the life of an Italian and injured seven people, hours after the attack that claimed the lives of the two Israeli-British sisters.
On Saturday, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced the death of a 20-year-old Palestinian man it said was killed by the Israeli army in the northern West Bank.
And on Monday, a Palestinian teenager was killed during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank, according to the ministry.
Since the start of the year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of at least 94 Palestinians, 19 Israelis, one Ukrainian and one Italian, according to an AFP tally compiled from official Israeli and Palestinian sources.
These figures include, on the Palestinian side, combatants and civilians, including minors, and on the Israeli side, mostly civilians, including minors, and three members of the Arab minority.