Lucy Dee, a 45-year-old woman in a coma since a terror attack in the occupied West Bank, has passed away. Lucy and her two daughters Rina, 15, and Maia, 20, were victims of a brutal shooting while driving in the Jordan Valley on their way to a family vacation. The gunmen went up to the car and opened fire at close range, which resulted in their vehicle crashing. The family had moved to Israel nine years ago from the UK, where Lucy’s husband had served as a rabbi in north London.
Rina and Maia were buried in settlement of Kfar Etzion in an emotionally charged funeral attended by thousands of mourners. In his eulogy, Rabbi Leo Dee expressed his grief and asked how he would explain the loss of their two precious gifts to Lucy when she woke up from her coma.
Despite great and constant efforts from medical professionals, Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem announced that Lucy, also known by her Hebrew name Leah, had passed away on Monday morning.
According to Israeli media, investigators found 22 bullet casings at the scene, apparently from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences to the Dee family on Twitter, stating that he was sending his heartfelt sympathies on the death of the mother of the mother, Leah (Lucy), who was murdered in the severe terror attack in the Jordan Valley. The attack and subsequent loss of life have caused widespread shock and condemnation.