Eliezer and Etti Gruber, a couple in their 90s from the Shomron (Samaria) community of Karnei Shomron, passed away on Thursday at the Ma’ayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak within two hours of one another.
Earlier in the week, Eliezer felt ill and was admitted to the internal medicine ward in the hospital due to severe pneumonia. On Thursday morning, Etti complained of severe pains in her stomach and her family took her to the emergency room at the same hospital. Her condition deteriorated shortly thereafter and she passed away.
Just two hours later, Eliezer's condition deteriorated as well and he was taken to the intensive care unit where he passed away as well.