Alessandro Parini, a 35-year old lawyer from Rome died of his injuries after a terrorist’s car smashed into a group of tourists strolling on the Tel Aviv promenade. Also injured were Italian and British tourists. Police shot the perpetrator when he reached for a gun.
The two sisters, 15 and 20, murdered earlier when 20 Kalashnikov rifle bullets struck their car on the Jordan Valley road, were British nationals, whose family had migrated to Israel. Their mother remains in critical condition. The UK Foreign Office said in a statement: “We are saddened to hear about the deaths of two British-Israeli citizens and the serious injuries sustained by a third individual. The UK calls for all parties across the region to de-escalate tensions.”
The Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni, along with her deep condolences to the bereaved Parini family, also condemned the “cowardly attack” and expressed solidarity with Israel.
The US State Department also issued a condemnation of the Tel Aviv attack with Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel saying that the US “stands with the government and people of Israel.”