The wife of a man seriously injured in a terror attack on Friday is calling for prayer for her husband who remains in intensive care with a head injury.
Even Ezer Holaring, 35, is a father of five. He was one of two people injured when a 17-year-old Palestinian drove his car into them at the Efrat junction in Gush Etzion.
“I am the wife of Even Ezer who was wounded in the attack this morning,” she said in a video message from the hospital on Friday. “His condition is very serious and I am asking every one to pray for him, Even Ezer, the son of Malka.”
A doctor from Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital had said that Even Ezer was suffering from “an intracranial hemorrhage and will require brain surgery.”
Holaring, who lives in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, is from the Bnei Mensahe community. The Bnei Menashe are Jews from India who claim to be descended from one of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Over the past 15 years, 1,700 Bnei Menashe have immigrated to Israel and another 7,000 are waiting to do so.
Michael Freund, head of Shavei Israel, an organization that helps the Bnei Mensahe immigrate to Israel, said he has known the man since “before we brought him and his family to Israel in 2006.”
“We will do all we can to help him and his family. He has five small children and we are all praying for him,” Freund said.
The attack occurred early Friday morning. The other victim, David Ramati, 70, sustained injuries as well. Ramati described how the Palestinian drove right at them at around 60 miles per hour “with a big smile on his face.”
After the car attack, the driver exited his car with a knife and tried to stab nearby soldiers who returned fire, injuring him.