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Father of killed British-Israeli sisters asks ‘how will I explain to their mother what has happened?’

Two British-Israeli-Israeli sisters were killed in the occupied West Bank. Their father, who was also a British-Israeli brother, broke down as he paid tribute and cried with their grieving siblings as they wrapped their bodies around him.

Maia Dee and Rina Dee were reportedly 20 and 15, respectively.

Their mother Lucy Dee (45 years old) was severely injured and is currently in a coma. Rabbi Leo Dee was a witness to the attack with a separate vehicle and was not hurt.

Image (L to R) Maia Dee and Rina dee were both killed in a shooting at the West Bank
Image: The funeral was a time when their siblings were sobbing. Pic by AP

Rabbi Dee has three other children and spoke out about his hopes for his wife to come out of her coma. He asked, “How will you explain to Lucy what happened to our precious gifts?”


The rabbi paid tribute to Maia, “beautiful & perfect”, at Kfar Etzion’s West Bank cemetery. He said: “You were always an Angel and now you will always remain our guardian angel.”

He said, “You wanted to sign-up for another year in national service, where your efforts could make a real difference. However, mummy and i wanted you to begin your studies and possibly meet a special boy.

“But you insisted that girls such as you do two years of volunteer work so we waited for the results.”

He then turned to Rina, his “beautiful darling”, and said: “You were such an outstanding student. He was a great friend.

“You have always dreamed of traveling the world. Now you’re travelling to heaven.”

Image Maia, Rina and their siblings held onto their bodies at the funeral

On Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians prayed at the Jerusalem al Aqsa mosque compound.

Many hundreds of Jews also visited the holy place under heavy police security. Palestinian protestors hurled religious chants and whistles at them. The incident was generally peaceful.

This compound is sacred to Jews and Muslims. Last Wednesday, Israeli Police raided the mosque to remove what they claimed were youths armed with fireworks and rocks.

Ron Dermer, Israel’s strategic affairs Minister, has defended police actions telling Sky News: “The people that had barricaded themselves in the al Aqsa Mosque were going to attack those outside. They were violent.”

“The police were basically forced to enter to remove the Muslims praying in the morning from the mosque.”

A north London rabbi claims that his community feels a “sense pain and grief” following the West Bank massacres.

Rabbi Dee served as the senior rabbi of Radlett United Synagogue, Hertfordshire, from 2011-2014, and was also assistant rabbi of Hendon (north London), from 2008-2011.

Mordechai Ginsbury (senior rabbi at Hendon United synagogue), who kept in touch with the family after they returned to Israel in 2014, stated that he felt “absolute pain, devastation and grief” following the tragedy.

He claimed that the Dees were the “nicest, most loveliest people” and was “so, sorry”.

Image Mordechai GINSBURY, senior rabbi of Hendon United Synagogue

Rabbi Ginsbury said: “To think this in a few seconds, so senselessly, and painlessly, has happened, such tragic loss of life. Of goodness is just devastating.”

Rabbi Ginsbury recalled their time in the UK and said that they used to visit them at home. They were a wonderful family full of passion, passion, energy and commitment.

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He stated that he spoke with Rabbi Dee last night, and that “one thing that is sustaining him” is the blanket of warmth & love which surrounds them in Israel and all around the globe.

Rabbi Ginsbury stated that he would host a Sunday night service of psalms, prayers, and blessings for those who want to “express their pain, grief, and solidarity with God and all the positive and good values that we, the Jewish people, stand for around the world and here in Israel”.

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The shooting occurred near Hamra, which is about 30 miles north Jerusalem. It took place after Israel launched air strikes against Lebanon and Gaza Strip.


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