Jerusalem motel arson attack victim dies

Ronen Oz, critically injured in arson attack at J'lem motel, succumbs to injuries. Mother and 2 children also seriously injured.

Uzi Baruch,

The last family selfie
The last family selfie
Courtesy of the family

Ronen Oz, who was critically injured in an arson attack at a Jerusalem motel in July, died of his wounds overnight at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

The Oz parents had come to Jerusalem with their two children to celebrate the 45th birthday of father Ronen. All of them were severely injured in the fire.

They were sleeping in a room of the motel when a fire suddenly broke out due to arson. The family slept on the first floor and apparently succeeded in escaping due to the father's resourcefulness.

An Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem arrested on suspicion of setting the motel on fire recounted the act to police investigators. An Arab woman originally from Shechem who now lives with her Jewish partner and two children in Jerusalem, was also involved in setting fire to the motel and was arrested in the course of the investigation into the affair.




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