A 26-year-old South African man was killed by a Hamas gunman in Jerusalem.
Eliyahu David Kay died in the Hadassah Hospital after being shot on his way to pray. He was a tour guide in Jerusalem.
News24 reports that Israeli officials said that three more people were wounded in the attack by the Hamas militant. He was shot dead by authorities.
The SA Jewish Board of Deputies sent their condolences to Kay’s family in a statement.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to his parents, Avi and Devora Kay, his fiancé and his family and friends in Israel and South Africa. May his memory be a blessing.”
Kay worked as a tour guide at the Western Wall plaza. Before he was employed as a tour guide, he volunteered at a kibbutz in the southern part of the country for a year.
Police in Israel said the attacker had killed Kay and wounded the other three people by firing a “Carlo-type weapon”, according to reports it’s a type of submachine gun.
The attacker has been identified as a Palestinian living in the Shuafat neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.
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