Scene of the Be'er Sheva terror attack
Scene of the Be'er Sheva terror attackצילום: צילום: TPS, באדיבות המשפחות

The name of one of the four women murdered in a stabbing attack in Be'er Sheva was released Tuesday evening.

Doris Yakhbas, 49 years old and a resident of Moshav Gilat, was the first victim to be named following the attack.

Her husband, who works with the Israel Prisons Service, arrived at the scene of the attack after receiving a phone call from a passerby, and discovered that his wife was among those murdered..

Her nephew, Yisrael Uzan, who was called to the scene as Magen David Adom (MDA) personnel, was one of those treating her.

"I was one of the first to arrive at the scene, and I approached to treat a injured woman who was unconscious," he said. "While treating her, I recognized her as my aunt, my mother's sister. She had no signs of life and we were forced to declare her death. I was horrified, but I needed to continue functioning and to treat my uncle, who was at the scene."

The Merhavim Regional Council said, "The Merhavim community is pained at the murder of Doris Yakhbas (49), of blessed memory, of Moshav Gilat. Doris is survived by her parents, brothers and sisters, husband, and three children. Staff from the Council is supporting the family and community at this difficult time. We extend our hand to the family, which has suffered a cruel and monstrous loss."

Yakhbas is survived by her husband and three children. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at the cemetery in her moshav.

A second woman killed in the stabbing has been identified as Laura Yitzhak, age 43. Yitzhak was stabbed at the gas station. She is survived by her husband and three children.

Another of the women is the sister of a local police officer. Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai called the officer to extend his support and express his sorrow.

Shabtai emphasized to the officer that Israel Police will fully embrace him and his family, and offer any help necessary.

Another victim in the attack is Menachem Yehezkel, 67, a resident of Be'er Sheva. His funeral will take place on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the new cemetery in the city.

The fourth victim was named as Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, one of the Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Be'er Sheva.

Rabbi Kravitzky ran the synagogue in Be'er Sheva's Nahal Beka neighborhood, in addition to managing the neighborhood's Colel Chabad soup kitchen, which feeds many elderly and poor people every day.