Israeli man dies from wounds suffered in Palestinian drive-by shooting

The late Malachi Rosenfeld. Credit: Provided photo.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Malachi Rosenfeld, the 27-year-old Israeli man who was seriously wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack near Shvut Rachel in Samaria on Monday night, died from his wounds on Tuesday. He was buried on Wednesday in his hometown of Kochav Hashahar.

Monday’s terrorist attack was not the first tragedy to strike the Rosenfeld family. In 2002, Malachi’s older brother, Yitzhak, an Israeli Air Force pilot, was killed when a jeep he was in was swept up in a flood in southern Israel.

Malachi Rosenfeld was studying economics and business administration at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Known as an excellent student, he was due to complete his studies next month. Rosenfeld and three of his friends where shot as they drove home from playing basketball. The three others were moderately wounded. The Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet are conducting a massive search for the perpetrators of the attack.

“Malachi Rosenfeld was gifted and exceptional,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “To his parents, Eliezer and Sarah, I say there is no greater pain than the loss of a son or daughter. We will fight terrorism, we will find the attackers, and we will bring them to justice. We will exact a price from the terrorists and those who dispatch them. This is an ongoing fight.”

Posted on July 1, 2015 .