Israeli woman missing after Berlin terror declared dead


An Israeli woman who was missing following the Berlin Christmas market attack has been identified as one of the dead.

The Israeli embassy in Berlin is coordinating efforts to bring the body of Dalia Elyakim back to Israel for burial.

Dalia husband, Rami, was wounded in the attack, and is currently hospitalized. His medical condition was said to be stable, but he was still sedated and breathing with a ventilator.

Twelve people were killed and 48 seriously injured when a man drove a large rental truck some 80m into the crowded holiday market.

A manhunt is under way for a Tunisian asylum seeker, identified by police as Anis Amri, who is suspected of carrying out the attack.

Yehudah Teichtal, a rabbi in Berlin, told the JC he went to the scene shortly after the attack to see if any members of the Jewish community or Israeli tourists were in need of help. He said that plans for the Chabad public Chanukah ceremony at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate would go ahead amid tighter security.

Rabbi Teichtal also announced that Chabad would hold a memorial service on Wednesday evening.

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