Uriya Hartum
Uriya Hartumcourtesy of family

Uriya Hartum, 16, was identified as the second person who was murdered in the terrorist shooting attack at a gas station just outside Eli today (Thursday).

Uriya was a resident of Shomria in Binyamin where he was a student at the yeshiva high school. He leaves behind his parents and five siblings.

His parents Gadi and Naama said, "“Uria was a good boy who was focused on doing the right thing. We were privileged to raise a saintly and holy soul."

Binyamin Regional Council chairman Isrel Ganz said, “Uria, an innocent teenager, was murdered just for being a Jew who lived in the Land of Israel. Uria’s blood that was spilled today will not be in vain – we will overcome this tragedy and deepen our roots, for his sake. We expect the country’s leadership and the army to strike at this vicious enemy and its surroundings, until it is destroyed. The entire Binyamin region embraces Uria’s family in this difficult hour and supports the Dolev community."

Earlier this evening, Yitzhak Zeiger, 57, was named as the other Israeli who was murdered in the shooting outside Eli.

Zeiger volunteered with the police, with the ZAKA organization, and the Magen David Adom organization, and as a medic in the community of Psagot where he lived. He leaves behind his wife, three children, and two grandchildren.

Zeiger engaged in a shootout with the terrorist, but was slain by him.