Family ‘Very Concerned’ About Fate of Israeli Woman Missing Since Berlin Truck-Ramming Attack
Efforts to find the Israeli woman who has been missing since the truck-ramming attack at a popular outdoor Christmas market in Berlin earlier this week were still underway on Wednesday.
Dalia Elyakim — a Herzliya resident in her 60s — was visiting the German capital with her husband, Rami, who was seriously wounded in Monday’s attack, but is in stable condition and expected to survive. “We are very concerned,” Dalia’s brother-in-law, Ofer Elyakim, was quoted by the Hebrew news site Walla as saying on Wednesday, adding that the family was “frustrated” by the as-of-yet futile efforts to find her.
“We are prepared to do everything to help identify her,” he continued. “We still do not know the situation, and we all hope we will get a clue about what happened in the coming hours.”
Ofer Elyakim expressed satisfaction with the medical treatment his injured brother was receiving at a German hospital, and with the assistance the family was receiving from the Israeli Embassy in Berlin.
Later on Wednesday, the Hebrew news site Ynet reported that the Elyakims’ two children had traveled to Berlin and provided police with DNA samples to facilitate the search process.
On Tuesday, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal — a Berlin Jewish leader — told The Algemeiner, “We are working very hard right now to see if we can find her [Elyakim] at one of the many hospitals the wounded were taken to. We are in touch intensively with the police and are praying for the best. We hope we will find out she’s alive and she’s ok.”