Daliya Elyakim, 60, from Herzliya, is the wife of Rami Elyakim who himself was seriously wounded in the attack.
The Foreign Ministry announced that the Israeli Embassy in Germany is working in conjunction with the family to bring Daliya’s body back home to Israel. The couples’ children, a son aged 28 and a daughter aged 26, arrived in Berlin at the behest of the German police in order to provide DNA samples to identify their mother’s body.
President Reuven Rivlin said Thursday morning that “It is with great sadness that I received word of the death of Daliya Elyakim, caused as a result of the terrible terror attack in Berlin. I send my condolences to the family who is at this moment at the bedside of Rami, Daliya’s husband. He too was seriously wounded in the terror attack, and we are praying for his swift and speedy recovery.”
“We remain united and determined against murderous terror which is attacking every corner of the world,” the president continued. “We will fight extremism and hate with all of our strength.”
The Berlin terror attack killed 12 and wounded 48. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
German police are on the search for a suspect of Tunisian decent who they believe carried out the attack.