victims of the Neve Yaakov attack
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All the seven victims of Shabbat evening's deadly terrorist attack in Neve Yaakov have now been named.

Asher Natan, aged 14, was the youngest of the victims. At the time of this writing his funeral is underway.

Natan lived in a building very close to the synagogue outside which the terrorist opened fire. He was the oldest of eight children and had left his home on Shabbat evening after the meal, to meet up with friends. When his parents heard the shooting, his father ran out of the house to find his son. By the time he found him the shooting was over. He broke through police barricades and then discovered the lifeless body of his son.

Shaul Chai, aged 68, was the gabbai (sexton) of the Zechor L'Avraham synagogue in Pisgat Zeev. He was gunned down outside the Ateret Avraham synagogue in nearby Neve Yaakov, a neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. He had spent the Shabbat meal at a relative's home and had been walking back to Pisgat Zeev when he was murdered.

Irina Korolova was an Ukrainian citizen who immigrated to Israel six years ago and worked in the neighborhood.

Raphael Ben Eliyahu, another victim, was 56 years of age. His son, Matan, was seriously injured in the attack but has since regained consciousness, although he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Eli and Natali Mizrahi, aged 48 and 45, were also murdered in the attack, when they left their home to try and help the victims. Natali was shot at close range as she performed CPR on one of the victims.

The seventh victim was 26-year-old Ilya Sosnaski.

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Yossi, a paramedic who treated Natan at the scene, related: "We tried to resuscitate Asher but without success. Then his father found him, after trying to locate him for some time. He broke through the police barriers around the bodies and that was how he discovered his son, lifeless. The family is shattered."

Eli and Natali Mizrahi, aged 48 and 45, were married just a few years ago. A spokesperson from Hadassah Hospital said that Natali had worked there for the past twenty years, delivering food to the patients on the wards. "She encountered hundreds of patients in the course of her work, and made sure that they had hot food to eat and their needs taken care of. She was always ready and willing to listen to them and would always ask how they were feeling."