Above: Chaim Yechiel Rothman
Another Haredi Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In Shul Terror Attack
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Another victim of the November 2014 terror attack on a Jerusalem haredi synagogue has passed away from his wounds, Ha’aretz reported.
52-year-old Canadian-born Chaim Yechiel Rothman, a father of 10 children, tried to stop the Palestinian terrorists who struck his head with a meat cleaver.
Three Americans, a Briton, a Canadian – Rothman – and a Druze police officer were killed in the attack.
The death toll was likely higher than it otherwise would have been because the synagogue had installed a cellphone signal blocker that not only made it impossible to make or receive cellphone calls inside the synagogue, it also made it impossible to make or receive cellphone calls in a perimeter surrounding the synagogue that was so large, passersby and neighbors who wanted to call police had to first leave the immediate area to find a spot with cellphone reception before calling.
Rothman, who immigrated to Israel 30 years ago and worked in the State Comptroller’s Office, died on Shabbat. His funeral took place at 10:00 pm Saturday night Israel time.