An 84-year-old man who as soon as headed Israel’s space company on Sunday died of injuries sustained throughout riots that erupted throughout the nation final month, hospital officers mentioned.
Avi Har-Even was hospitalized after struggling burns and smoke inhalation when an Arab mob torched the lodge he was staying ultimately month in the northern Israeli city of Acre. The Rambam Well being Care Campus, the Haifa hospital that had been treating him, confirmed his dying late Sunday.
Har-Even held a quantity of senior posts in Israel’s aerospace sector earlier than serving as head of the Israel space Company from 1995 to 2004, in line with a press release launched by his household. He later labored as a researcher on the Start-Sadat Middle for Strategic Research at Israel’s Bar-Ilan College.
Violence between Jewish and Arab mobs broke out in a quantity of cities throughout Israel throughout final month’s 11-day struggle between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Over a number of days, dozens of vehicles had been set on fireplace, a quantity of synagogues had been torched and scores of properties, most of them owned by Jews, had been attacked by crowds.
No less than two different individuals, a Jewish man and an Arab man, had been killed in separate incidents in Lod, a metropolis with a blended Jewish-Arab inhabitants in central Israel, whereas a number of different individuals had been badly injured in incidents throughout the nation.