One year later: Israeli wounded in synagogue massacre dies
Chaim Yechiel Rothman, who was seriously wounded during the Har Nof massacre in November 2014 and had been in hospitalized ever since, died from his wounds on Saturday evening. His funeral will commence at 10pm, setting out from the synagogue and processing to the cemetery at the Mount of Rest.
Chaim Yechiel Rothman, who spent almost a year fighting for his life at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem after being seriously wounded during a massacre at a synagogue in Haf Nof in November 2014, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday night.
He was laid to rest on Saturday night at Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.
Rothman, 55, became the sixth Israeli to have been killed in the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue, following the four who were murdered at the site and a Druze police officer who died the following day from wounds sustained during an exchange of gunfire with the terrorists.
The other victims of the attack were Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, who had made aliyah from the United States in 1990; Arieh Kupinsky, 43, who had lost his 13-year-old daughter Hannah two years previously; Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg 68, a father of six who made aliyah from the United States in 1991; Rabbi Kalman Levine, 50, who had nine children and five grandchildren; and Master-Sergeant Zidan Saif, 30, the Druze police officer who left behind a four-month-old baby and who was posthumously promoted to First Sergeant.
The two attackers were shot dead at the scene.