The second person dies from injuries days after the Jerusalem bombing

A victim of this week’s terror attack in Jerusalem succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, bringing the death toll from the attack to two.

Tadese Tashume Ben Ma’ada was seriously injured in an explosion at a bus stop at Jerusalem’s main entrance on Wednesday morning, one of two bombings that have rocked the capital.

A statement from Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center said trauma and critical care teams “fought for his life, but unfortunately his injuries were too serious.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family,” the hospital added.

Ben Ma’ada’s family said they are grateful for the support they have received since the attack but asked the public and the media to respect their privacy.

Ben Ma’ada, 50, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 21 years ago. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

The Israeli flag hangs on the spot where a bomb exploded at the entrance to Jerusalem today, November 23, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Responding to reports of Ben Ma’ada’s death, Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu offered his condolences to the family and praised the medical teams who treated him.

“Last week I visited his devoted family who embraced him lovingly and the doctors who bravely fought for his life. I hug the family at this difficult hour. May he rest in peace,” Netanyahu said on Twitter.

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he was “heartbroken” when he heard of Ben Ma’ada’s death.

In the double attack in Jerusalem, one person was killed and 22 others injured. The first victim was 16-year-old Aryeh Schupak, a yeshiva student from the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem and an Israeli-Canadian citizen.

16-year-old Aryeh Shupak was killed in a bomb attack at the entrance to Jerusalem on November 23, 2022. (With kind approval)

Police suspect the explosions at two bus stops were caused by nearly identical remote-controlled explosive devices hidden in bushes behind the bus stops. According to police officials, the devices were stuffed with nails to maximize casualties.

The first explosion at the bus stop at the entrance to the city claimed the heaviest of lives. The second, at Ramot Junction, slightly injured five.

The blasts came amid heightened tensions after a spate of Palestinian attacks that have killed 29 people in Israel and the West Bank since the beginning of the year.

Emanuel Fabian contributed to this report.

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