Jerusalem bombing: Critically injured Ethiopian oleh dies of his wounds

Two bombs in Jerusalem left 19 people injured, including Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma'ada, who succumbed to his wounds on Saturday.

 Police and security personnel at the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem, on November 23, 2022. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Police and security personnel at the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem, on November 23, 2022.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma'ada, who was injured in the Jerusalem bombing on Wednesday, died from his wounds at Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Saturday, according to a spokesperson from the hospital.

"The trauma and intensive care teams at Shaare Zedek fought for his life, but unfortunately, his injuries were critical," wrote the hospital in a statement. "We share in the grief of the family and send our condolences."

Ben Ma'ada is the second victim to have been killed in the terror attack, the first being 16-year-old Arye Shechopek who was buried on Wednesday evening. He was critically injured in the attack, but the medical teams fought for his life for three days and were ultimately unsuccessful.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said that Ben Ma'ada made aliyah from Ethiopia 21 years ago. He was in his 50s and leaves behind a wife and six children.

The two were killed by bombs that went off at two locations in Jerusalem - one at the entrance to the city and the second at Ramot Junction.

 Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma'ada who was killed in the Jerusalem bombings on Wednesday. (credit: COURTESY THE FAMILY) Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma'ada who was killed in the Jerusalem bombings on Wednesday. (credit: COURTESY THE FAMILY)

Netanyahu sends condolences to the family

"In the name of all of Israel's citizens, I send my deepest condolences to the family of Tadasa, Tashume Ben Ma'ada who was critically injured in the terror attack at the entrance to Jerusalem and died of his injuries over the weekend," said designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Last week, I visited his dedicated family who wrapped him in warmth and love and the doctors who fought valiantly to save his life against all odds. I embrace the family at this difficult time."

"In the name of all of Israel's citizens, I send my deepest condolences to the family of Tadasa, Tashume Ben Ma'ada who was critically injured in the terror attack at the entrance to Jerusalem and died of his injuries over the weekend."

Benjamin Netanyahu

"I am heartbroken over the death of Tadasa Tashume," said Lapid. "The medical teams fought for his life until the last moment. In the name of the Israeli government and the citizens of Israel, I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends."

"A few months ago, Michal met Tadasa Tashume where he worked as a senior jeweler in the wonderful project for olim from Ethiopia known as Magemeria," said President Isaac Herzog. "In the last week, we prayed for a miracle after he was critically injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem. We were very sad when we saw his framed photo this evening and the difficult message of his death. Our condolences to his dear family and loved ones."

Magemeria is a jewelry-making school started by the owners of Yvel jewelry company. All the students in the school are olim from Ethiopia.