A mother of three, a rabbi – these are the victims of the Be’er Sheva attack

March 23, 2022 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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An Islamist terrorist, a Bedouin with Israeli citizenship, stabbed and murdered four Israelis, two women and two men, in the city of Beer Sheva on Tuesday evening, the deadliest attack the country has experienced since 2017.

Terrorist Muhammad Abu Al-Kiyan (middle, dark jarket) being shot at by a civilian, along with an Israeli bus driver, while carrying out a knife attack in Beersheva, Israel, on March 22, 2022. Source: Screenshot/Twitter.

The victims were Doris Yahavas, 49, a mother of three children from Moshav Gilat in the Merhavim Regional Council in the south. Her husband, who was passing in the area, discovered at the site of the attack that she had died.

Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, a father of four, was killed when the terrorist ran him over while he was riding his bicycle. Rabbi Kravitzky, a Chabad emissary to the city, was involved in welfare projects and ran a soup kitchen in the city for about a decade.

Laura Yitzhak, a mother of three girls aged 14, 12, and 6, was 43 years old when she was stabbed multiple times at a gas station. Security camera footage of the attack shows she fought the terrorist long and fiercely before succumbing to her multiple injuries.

The fourth victim, Menachem Yehezkel Manuchin, was a resident of Be’er Sheva, 67 years old. He was survived by four brothers.

Another two women who were injured in the attack are hospitalized in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Surgery in moderate and stable condition, Soroka Hospital said Wednesday.

Israel will accompany the four on Wednesday in their funerals at several locations in the country.

The terrorist, Muhammad Abu Alqian, who had previously been imprisoned for his support of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization, killed and wounded for eight minutes before being stooped and shot dead by two citizens.

President Isaac Herzog stated after the attack that “the heart is torn and is in pain as innocent souls pay the bloody price of hostility and hatred. Terrorism will not overwhelm us or undermine our right to exist in our country.”

“The civilians who neutralized the terrorist acted heroically and resourcefully and prevented further casualties. Praying for the safety and health of the wounded,” he stated.

The New Zealand Jewish Council has issued the following statement: “Today we mourn the loss of Doris Yahbas, Rabbi Moshe Kravitsky, Lora Yitzhak and Menahem Yehezkel, murdered by an ISIS supporter in Beersheba, Southern Israel. We are thinking of their families and praying for the full and quick recovery of all those who were injured in this terror attack. We note the condemnation of this terrible act by Arab leaders in Israel, and hope for calm to prevail and the good relations between the Bedouin and Jewish communities of the Negev to continue.”

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