Two Israeli citizens killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul on Saturday were dual nationals, holding US citizenship as well, an Israeli official said on Saturday.
Asked whether he could confirm the two victims, whose names have not been released, were dual Israel-US nationals, Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said “yes.”
Earlier, The Foreign Ministry released a statement saying two Israelis died in the attack, without providing further details. Washington said two Americans had been killed and a Turkish official said one victim was Iranian, suggesting that some of the dead may have had dual nationality.
Simcha Dimri, a Dimona resident, has been identified as one of the Israelis killed in Saturday’s deadly suicide blast on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street.
Dimri, 60, was on an organized group trip to Turkey when the attack took place.