After the attack on her family on Friday, Lucy Dee was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition, but a hospital in Israel has now verified her death.
The mother of two British-Israeli sisters who were shot and murdered in the West Bank has succumbed to her injuries.
Monday, the Hadassah Hospital in Israel reported the demise of 45-year-old Lucy Dee.
Friday’s assault on the family’s vehicle by suspected Palestinian militants left her in a coma.
The father and husband of the victims, who witnessed the attack from another vehicle, were unharmed, whereas Mrs. Dee was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.
Sunday, at the funeral for his daughters, Rabbi Leo Dee wept as he paid tribute to his “beautiful angels.”
He also expressed his optimism for his wife’s recovery.
“How will I explain to Lucy what happened to our two cherished presents?” he questioned.
The assault occurred near Hamra, about 50 kilometers north of Jerusalem, but it is believed that the family resided in a settlement near Bethlehem.
In recent weeks, the targeting of vehicles with Israeli license plates in the West Bank has become “much more common.”
He stated that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and border police had been bolstered “to combat the terrorist attacks.”
The British Jewish Board of Deputies tweeted, “Our hearts go out to the Dee family.”
Together with Jewish communities around the globe, our community mourns their passing. May their memories be eternally blessed,’ it continued.
Rabbi Dee served as the senior rabbi at the Radlett United Synagogue in Hertfordshire from 2011 to 2014, and as the auxiliary rabbi in Hendon, north London, from 2008 to 2011.
The family returned to Israel in 2014, according to Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury of the Hendon synagogue.
He stated that the Dees were “the nicest, most charming people” and that he was “so, so sorry.”
Mr. Ginsbury added, “To think that in a few moments, so senselessly and painfully, such a tragic loss of life, of goodness, occurred is just devastating.”
An Italian tourist was killed in Tel Aviv on the same day as the Dee family incident.
The Al Aqsa Mosque raids in Jerusalem have further raised tensions.