Hundreds attend funeral of British-Israeli mother Lucy Dee killed in West Bank attack

Lucy Dee, 45, pictured with her daughters, was in a coma after the shooting and then passed away three days later. Credit: Credit: Twitter/@IsraelinUK

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of a British-Israeli woman who was shot and killed alongside her two daughters in a terrorist attack.

Lucy Dee, 48, died on Monday from injures suffered during the shooting, in the West Bank on Friday.

Her daughters Rina, 15, and Maia, 20 were also killed in the incident, which happened as they travelled in one of three cars on their way to Tiberias in the Galilee for a family holiday

The attack has been condemned as “abhorrent” by Rishi Sunak.

Rabbi Leo Dee said his daughters were killed by 20 bullets from a Kalashnikov rifle and his wife was shot twice in the suspected Palestinian shooting on Friday.

The funeral, held at the Israeli settlement of Kfar Etzion, in the south of Jerusalem on Tuesday, was packed with mourners who sang and swayed during the service.

Maia and Rina Dee, the two British-Israeli sisters who were killed in a gun attack. Credit: left

Rabbi Dee, who was accompanied by his three remaining children, said: “Lucy, I have a choice: I could lament over the next 25 years of marriage that I’ve lost, but I actually feel blessed to have had 25 years of a beautiful marriage with you.”

He added: “If we support the good and reject the evil, then we can all play our part in building a better world.”

Rabbi Dee was formerly the senior rabbi at Radlett United Synagogue in Hertfordshire and assistant rabbi in Hendon, north London.

The sisters were born in London and the family moved to Israel in 2014, according to The Telegraph.

The family then went on to live in the Efrat settlement, near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, according to the settlement’s mayor Oded Revivi.

A mourner draped in the Israeli flag attends the funeral for Lucy Dee Credit: AP

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “The killing of British-Israeli citizens, Maia, Rina and Lucy Dee is abhorrent.

“The UK condemns this appalling attack on civilians and I send my deepest condolences to Rabbi Dee and his family.

“We continue to urge all sides to de-escalate tensions in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and end the deadly cycle of violence.”

The attack took place during a wave of violence across the region which has continued in recent days.

Israel’s ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely said: “The whole of Israel stands united with Rabbi Leo Dee and his family, following the horrific murder of his wife and two daughters.”

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