A BRITISH mum whose daughters had been gunned down in what is assumed to have been a terror assault is preventing for her life.
Their mum Lucy Dee, 48, stays in a vital situation in hospital following the assault.
British members of the family had been understood to tonight be en path to consolation the slain sisters’ father Leo.
It’s understood Maya and Rina, who had been 20 and 15, might be farewelled in coming days.
The sisters died on the scene after their automobile was ambushed by gunmen and crashed earlier than being rammed by one other car within the West Financial institution.
An enormous police manhunt was nonetheless ongoing this night after the horror close to the Hamra settlement, about 30 miles north of Jerusalem.
It’s understood the household moved from London to Israel in 2005.
They settled in Efrat, close to the Palestinian metropolis of Bethlehem, however retained sturdy British connections.
The assault was believed to be a cowardly and indiscriminate revenge strike launched as tensions spiralled following police raids on the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Gunmen are believed to have focused the automobile just because it bore Israeli registration plates.
Their father was behind them in one other automobile and is known to have escaped harm.
No group has claimed duty to date, however a Hamas spokesman hailed the assault as “retaliation for the crimes dedicated by Israel”.
Roadblocks had been arrange right now as an enormous manhunt was launched to seek out the attackers.
A international workplace spokeswoman stated: “We’re saddened to listen to in regards to the deaths of two British-Israeli residents and the intense accidents sustained by a 3rd particular person.
“The UK requires all events throughout the area to de-escalate tensions.”
Leo – who attended college within the UK – was stated to be driving forward of his Lucy and their daughters when he realised there had been an altercation behind him.
He drove again to the scene fearing his household had been concerned in a site visitors accident then realised the automobile had come beneath hearth.
Police later reported the car through which the British household was travelling had been riddled with a volley of twenty-two Kalashnikov assault rifle bullets, leaving blood spattered on the windscreen.
Docs this night stated mum Lucy suffered bullet wounds to her higher physique and confirmed she remained “vital”.
The Israel Protection Power stated the taking pictures was a terror assault and stated surveillance digital camera footage confirmed the terrorists driving as much as the victims’ automobile.
A gunman opened hearth from the passenger seat earlier than his confederate made a U-turn on the freeway and fled the scene.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted photos of the 2 sisters final evening and pledged revenge.