Israeli Seriously Wounded in Berlin Attack, Wife Missing

Security and rescue workers tend to the scene after a lorry truck ploughed through a Christmas market on December 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. At least two people have died as police investigate the attack and whether it is linked to a terrorist plot.
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i24 News reports: An Israeli citizen was seriously injured, and his wife declared missing, after a truck plowed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday killing 12 people in what German authorities are calling “a probable terrorist attack.”

The man, said to be in his sixties, was reported to be seriously wounded but in non-life threatening condition, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. His wife has been declared missing in the wake of the attack, and the Israeli embassy is in contact with German authorities to determine her whereabouts.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released. According to Israel’s Ynet news website, the victim’s family said that he had undergone two surgeries overnight, on his hip and legs, and that his life was not currently in danger. He was expected to undergo further surgeries in the coming hours.

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