On Thursday, a rescue truck was given to United Hatzalah in memory of Dee family members who perished in a terrorist attack in April.
Rabbi Leo Dee, one of the surviving family members, attended the unveiling event for the cutting-edge vehicle at the volunteer emergency response organization’s Jerusalem headquarters.
He was traveling on Route 57 near Hamra Junction in the Jordan Valley on April 7 when Hamas terrorists opened fire and killed his wife, Lucy Dee, 48, and daughters, Maia, 20, and Rina, 15.
Avi Tobias gave the car as a gift. The vehicle’s dedication read: “In loving memory of Lucy, Maia, and Rina Dee H”YD. May their lives and memory survive as a blessing to their family and all of Am Yisrael.” after Rabbi Dee cut the ribbon. Ilana and Avi Tobias are “Am Yisrael Chai.” Below the text, a picture of Lucy, Maia, and Rina can be seen.
On the opposite side of the car are three inquiries that Lucy Dee recommended people always ask themselves: “What have I done for someone else? What have they done for me, exactly? How has God helped me?”
Dr. Yishai Ben Uri, a doctor and United Hatzalah volunteer, will use the car after an arson assault in Jerusalem’s Silwan district in October 2022 cost him his previous car and the cutting-edge medical equipment it contained.
Tisha B’Av is the most depressing day of the year, but it is also the day that Mashiach [the Messiah] will be born, teaching us that from our deepest misery also comes our deepest salvation. I appreciate Avi and United Hatzalah from the bottom of my heart for creating such a magnificent route to geula (redemption),” Rabbi Dee remarked during the event. Last month, Rabbi Dee urged Israel to stop financing the Palestinian Authority and give Palestinians the chance to find employment.
At a meeting of the Israel Victory Caucus of the Knesset, the Efrat citizen with British ancestry made an ardent appeal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Dee referred to the “pay-for-slay” program, in which the P.A., as “the Palestinian Authority is a terrorist state, which finances murderers and terrorists,” gives terrorists and their families stipends each month.
With an Authority that supports terrorism, he declared, “There is no two-state solution and no future.”