Or Eshkar, 32-year-old victim of Tel Aviv terror attack, succumbs to wounds

Or Eshkar, 32, victim of a terror shooting in Tel Aviv on March 9, 2023. (Courtesy)
Or Eshkar, 32, victim of a terror shooting in Tel Aviv on March 9, 2023. (Courtesy)

Or Eshkar, a victim of the terror attack on Tel Aviv’s busy Dizengoff Street earlier this month, has died 11 days after being critically wounded in the shooting.

Roni Gamzu, director of Ichilov Medical Center, says: “Unfortunately, the severity of his wounds was deadly. After a heroic struggle of long days, in which we saw a man of steel fight for his life, we were forced to declare his death.”

Eshkar’s family will donate his organs to patients in need.

Eshkar’s mother Natali says in a statement: “A light has been extinguished for us today… He gave only goodness and love to all he came upon.”

Eshkar, 32, was critically hurt in the terror attack while on his way to a wedding. His friends Rotem Mansano, 34, and Michael Osdon, 36, were seriously and moderately injured respectively when a 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist opened fire on them as they were walking outside a cafe on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Ben Gurion Street in the center of the city.

The attacker, Mutaz Salah al-Khawaja, fled the scene before being gunned down in a shootout with police officers.

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