Missing Israeli woman confirmed killed in Berlin attack

An Israeli tourist in Berlin who had been missing since Monday night’s truck-ramming attack was confirmed to be among the 12 victims.

The search for Dalia Elyakim, 60, an Israeli woman who went missing after the Christmas market attack in Berlin on Monday, has ended. German authorities confirmed Wednesday night that she is among the 12 victims murdered in the attack.

The woman’s husband, Rami, 60, was seriously wounded and is hospitalized in Berlin. He already had two surgeries and is expected to undergo a third. His situation is not life-threatening, and efforts are underway to have him flown to Israel.

The couple was in Berlin on holiday. Their family arrived in Germany on Tuesday.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin received the news of Elyakim’s death “with great sadness.”

“From here I send my sympathies and offer strength to her family who are by the bedside of her husband Rami, who was seriously injured in the attack, and we pray for his speedy recovery. We will remain united and determined in the face of this murderous terror which strikes across the world, and we will fight relentlessly against extremism and hatred,” Rivlin stated.

Germany’s security forces are still searching for Anis Amri, the prime suspect, whose documents police found under the driver’s seat of the truck that drove into the Christmas shoppers. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Amri, a male from Tunisia in his early 20s, had been investigated over an earlier terror plot and was under surveillance for several months, a German official said, adding that he could not be deported due to missing paperwork.

A reward of up to 100,00 euros – close to $105,000 – is being offered for information leading to his capture.

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack.

By: World Israel News Staff