Toronto rabbi dies after 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack
Man, 55, in coma since being injured last November
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says a Toronto-born Rabbi has died of his injuries nearly a year after being stabbed at a Jerusalem synagogue.
CIJA says that Howie Chaim Rotman, 55, was in a coma since he was critically injured in the attack by two Palestinian cousins in November 2014.
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His death Saturday brings the death toll of the attack to six, including a police officer.
The two attackers were later killed in a police shootout.
At the time the attack was called the deadliest in Israel since 2008 and drew worldwide condemnation.
In came after several weeks of Palestinian attacks on Israelis amid a background of roiling tensions over access to Jerusalem's most holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.