Terror victim succumbs to injuries 8 months after Independence Day attack

Eight months after he was seriously injured from an axe blow to his head during a terror attack on Independence Day, Shimon Maatuf, 75, died overnight Wednesday.

Maatuf’s death brought to four the number of people killed in the May 5 rampage by two Palestinian terrorists in the central city of Elad as celebrations were held for the founding of the Jewish State.

His death came days after a Palestinian gunman shot dead seven Israelis outside a synagogue in Jerusalem.

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