One of the victims of last night's terrorist shooting attack in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem, has succumbed to his wounds.
Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, a resident of Kochav Hashachar, was among four Israeli civilians wounded by a terrorist gunman outside the village of Shvut Rachel, next to Shiloh.
With great sorrow the Rosenfeld family announce the death of Moshe Malachi Rosenfeld," a statement by his family read, continuing to thank staff at Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital for trying to save him.
Malachi Rosenfeld was the most seriously injured of the four victims, and was evacuated to hospital in critical condition by military helicopter. In the hours following the attack his father made a plea for the public to pray for his recovery.
Rosenfeld and his three friends – who were also injured in the attack – were the latest victims of what the IDF now believes to be an organized terrorist cell operating in the Binyamin region.
The cell is believed to be behind a number of previous attacks over the past several days, including the shooting of an ambulance and the murder of hiker Danny Gonen.
All three attacks took place in the Binyamin region, north of the capital, and appeared to share the same modus operandi: one or more terrorist gunmen approaching Israeli Jews at close quarters and firing shots at point-blank range.
Earlier on Monday, just hours before the attack, a terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in Bethlehem in Judea, south of Jerusalem. That incident is not believed to be connected, however.