Israeli relative of Berlin truck attack victim lights hanukkia in Germany

The Tunisian assailant, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was shot dead by Italian police in shootout last Friday after a European-wide manhunt.

By REUTERS
December 28, 2016 10:46

Israeli relative of Berlin truck attack victim lights menorah for Hanukka

Israeli relative of Berlin truck attack victim lights menorah for Hanukka

 
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Jewish, Muslim and Christian representatives attended a traditional lighting ceremony for Hanukkah in Berlin on Tuesday night which this year was dedicated to the victims of last week's truck attack which killed 12 people and injured 48 others.

Or Elyakim, son of Dalia Elyakim who was killed on December 19 when a truck deliberately ploughed through a Berlin Christmas market, lit the fourth candle on the 10-metre high menorah, Europe's largest, the organizers said.

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The Tunisian assailant, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was shot dead by Italian police in shootout last Friday after a European-wide manhunt.

In a video released after his death, he is seen pledging his allegiance to militant group Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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