A woman who was critically injured in a terror attack on a Jerusalem light rail station last Wednesday died of her wounds on Sunday, pushing the death toll from the incident up to two.
Karen Yemima Muscara was an Ecuadorian citizen in her 20s who had come to Israel to convert to Judaism.
She was pronounced dead Sunday evening by doctors at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, and laid to rest Sunday night on the Mount of Olives. An estimated 400 people, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Ecuadorian ambassador to Israel, attended her funeral.
The first victim was 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who died of her wounds shortly after the attack Wednesday night.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday flew in Muscara’s parents after she was suffered head wounds and was seriously injured in the attack. Her mother said Sunday that her daughter’s dream had been to come to Israel and build her life here, but her life was cut short.
Muscara underwent surgery on her skull and was hospitalized in the emergency ward.
Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi drove his car into the Jerusalem light rail station on Wednesday, killing Braun and injuring eight others. Police shot Shaludi as he attempted to flee the scene on foot and he later died.
Shaludi, a Hamas member from Silwan, was set to be buried Sunday night, and police were braced for possible riots around the funeral.
The terror attack served to spark already heightened tensions in the capital, with clashes between police and Palestinian protesters at several points around East Jerusalem over the weekend.