Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem announced on Wednesday morning that Ganedi Kofman, who was stabbed by an Arab terrorist outside the Cave of Machpelah in Hevron just over three weeks ago on December 7, has died from his wounds.
Throughout his hospitalization Kofman remained in serious condition in intensive care, suffering from life-threatening wounds.
Dr. Ofer Merin, director of Shaare Tzedek’s trauma unit, said at the time of his hospitalization that “the stabbing wounds hit his heart, lungs and other organs in the stomach.”
Hevron activist Baruch Marzel of Otzma Yehudit had been protesting at the site of the stabbing, and earlier this month IDF Central Commander Roni Numa passed by where he was protesting.
“They may call you Numa but you need to wake up, Jews are being slaughtered in the land of Israel,” quipped Marzel, playing off how “numa” can also mean “go to sleep.” In response, a stung Numa said, “you hit me below the belt.”
“Ganedi Kofman they stabbed above the belt in his heart, and he’s lying in critical condition, and you’re doing nothing to deal with the problem,” shot back Marzel.