JERUSALEM — A second victim of Wednesday’s bombing attack in Jerusalem succumbed to his wounds on Friday night.

Tadesa Tashuma, a 50-year-old resident of Jerusalem who was critically injured in the first bombing at the entrance to Jerusalem, had remained in very serious condition since the explosion. Doctors at Shaarei Tzedek hospital fought for his life but he passed away from his injuries. He is survived by his wife and six children.

On Wednesday, 16-year-old Aryeh Tschupak died of wounds sustained in the blast.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid eulogized Tashuma, stating that “we are heartbroken at the passing of Tadesa Tashuma, who was critically injured in last week’s attack. The medical teams fought for his life until the last minute. Tashuma, who immigrated to Israel 21 years ago, leaves behind him a wife and children. In the name of the Israeli government and citizens, I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be blessed.”

Incoming prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu also wrote his condolences, adding that “last week I visited his devoted family who enveloped him in love and the doctors bravely fighting for his life. I embrace the family at this harsh time. May his memory be blessed.”

The terrorists who perpetrated the attacks have not yet been captured. Security officials believe that a number of terrorists were involved in the double explosion,acting without supervision of terror organizations. The terrorists planned the attack for a long time and apparently knew well the sites where the attacks occurred- planting the explosives and remotely detonating them at times when more people were present.

As reported by VINnews