Israeli 'seriously injured' in Berlin truck attack

Senior Jewish figures have immediately voiced their support and sympathy for the victims of this latest terror outrage


The Israeli Foreign Ministry has said that an Israeli citizen was seriously injured in the terrorist attack in Berlin on Wednesday night.

The man has undergone surgery and his medical condition is improving, the ministry said. His wife, who was with him at the time of the incident is still missing and efforts are being made to locate her.

A truck was driven into a Christmas market at the Berlin square of Breitscheidplatz outside Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, leaving 12 dead and 48 injured.

Meanwhile, senior European rabbi condemned the attack as a “cowardly” assault on people “preparing for their religious holidays in a joyful environment”.Chief Rabbi

Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, said in a statement: “Europe once again finds itself in shock… Once again, religious leaders, the world over, must not stay silent, as is happening too often.

“We must take every opportunity to stress how it is our responsibility to combat extremism in any form. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the loved ones affected by this tragic event.”

“Wholeheartedly with the people of Berlin and all the people of Germany,” French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia wrote on Twitter. “My prayers accompany you.”


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