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Triple tragedy: Mother injured in shooting attack dies in hospital

On Monday afternoon, Hadassah Medical Center sadly announced that Lucy Dee, critically injured in last Friday’s terrorist attack, had succumbed to her wounds.

“We are saddened to announce the passing of Lucy (Leah) Dee, the victim of the fatal attack in the Jordan Valley that happened last Friday,” the hospital said.

  • “48-year-old Lucy Dee was evacuated by helicopter to Hadassah Ein Kerem in critical condition, where our medical teams fought for her life over the past few days, in the trauma unit, the operating room, and the intensive care unit where she was treated.
  • “Unfortunately, despite supreme and unceasing efforts, due to her critical injuries, she was declared dead today.

“The social service team in Hadassah together with the management of the Efrat local council and the council’s welfare officials will accompany the family in its difficult time.

  • “The Dee family warmly thanked the medical team at Hadassah who did everything possible to save Lucy and did not give up until her last moments. Despite the great grief and heartbreak, the family has decided to donate Lucy’s organs in order to save other lives. Hadassah Medical Center shares in the family’s great sorrow.”

President Isaac Herzog commented:

  • “”How much we hoped, how much we prayed, but tragically Leah, mother of Rina and Maia of blessed memory, who was fatally wounded in the terror attack in the Jordan Valley, has died of her injuries. On behalf of the entire people of Israel, I send my warmest condolences to the Dee family and pray that they will know no more sorrow. May her memory be a blessing.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented:

  • “On behalf of all citizens of Israel, I convey heartfelt condolences to the Dee family on the passing of the mother of the family, Leah (Lucy), who was murdered in the severe terrorist attack in the Jordan Valley last Friday, together with her two daughters Maia and Rina.”

Opposition leader MK Yair Lapid commented:

  • “Our hearts break to hear of the passing of Leah Dee, just a day after her two daughters were buried,” Lapid stated. “This is a tragedy that it is impossible to get one’s mind around. At such moments, I and the entire nation wish only to strengthen the Dee family and embrace them at this most difficult of times. May Leah’s memory be for a blessing, as too the memories of Maia and Rina.”

Source: Arutz Sheva

Header: Lucy Dee Hy”d and her daughters.

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