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Service Held for Bus Bomb Victims

Marking the end of the 30-day mourning period for the Oct. 19 terrorist attack aboard a Tel Aviv bus, hundreds of people took part last Friday in a memorial services for the 22 victims of the bombing.

The service was held on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street, the site of the attack, which was carried out by a member of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement, who was also killed in the bombing.

In the wake of the attack, a plaque commemorating the victims was erected at the site on a tree that had been burned in the explosion.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ronni Milo said the attack was not the first time terrorists had targeted an Israeli bus. He cited the bombings of buses in the Israeli cities of Afula and Hadera in April which resulted in a total of 14 dead and more than 80 wounded.

While several Knesset members and municipal leaders were present, no government ministers took part in the memorial ceremony.

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