West Bank - Drive By Shooting Terror Victim Is Father Of 10, Rabbi Michael Mark

Published on: July 1st, 2016 at 10:55 AM
By: Jerusalem Post

West Bank - Rabbi Michael Mark, 48, a father of 10 and the director-general of the Otniel Yeshiva was killed Friday by a Palestinian gunmen as he drove on Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills.

Mark was driving with his wife, Chava Rachel, who is in critical condition, and his daughter Tehila (14) and son Pdaia (15), who were also injured in the shooting. Miki and Chava Rachel’s eight other children were at home during the incident and were notified of their father”s death by the authorities.

The junction is located just 15 kilometers down the road from the Kiryat Arba settlement, where a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated a home and stabbed to death Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13.

In Friday’s incident, the rain of bullets against the vehicle caused it to overturn. Paramedics who arrived at the scene found Mark in the upside down vehicle, while the other passengers had been thrown out of the car.

Magen David Adom paramedics reported that Mark’s wife, in her 40s has been evacuated while sedated and intubated, and rushed to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem in serious condition. His daughter, 14, sustained with a gun shot wound to her stomach is in serious condition and his son, 15-year-, was lightly injured.

Doctors in the hospitals trauma unit are treating the family.


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