Identities of terror victims

JERUSALEM, June 20 (JTA) — Two Palestinian suicide bombings this week in Jerusalem killed 26 Israelis and wounded more than 100 others. By Thursday, Israeli officials had released for publication the identities of all but one of those killed. A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were among the seven Israelis killed when a suicide bomber struck Wednesday at a hitchhiking post in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood. Gal Eizenman, 5, from Ma’aleh Adumim, and her grandmother, Noa Alon, 60, from Ofra, were killed in the attack. Gal’s mother and her toddler brother were wounded in the bombing. Four other victims of that attack were also identified: Michal Franklin, 22, a resident of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City; Gila Sara Kessler, 19, from Eli; Hadassa Yungreis, 20, from Migdal Ha’emek; and Shmuel Yerushalmi, 17, from Shilo. The identity of the seventh victim has not yet been released for publication. On Tuesday, 19 Israelis were killed when a Palestinian suicide bomber set off his explosives Tuesday on a crowded Jerusalem bus during morning rush hour. They were: Boaz Aluf, 54; Leah Baruch, 59; Gila Nekav, 55; Shiri Nagari, 21; Liat Yagen, 24; Helena Ivan, 63; Tatiana Braslavski, 41; Galila Bugala, 11; Mendel Bereson, 72; Baruch Gruani, 60; Shani Avi-Zedek, 15; Rafael Berger, 28; Michal Biazi, 24; Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, 70; Orit Hayla, 21; Raisa Dikstein, 67; Iman Kabha, 26; Rahamim Zidkiyahu, 51; and Yelena Plagov, 42. All but one of the victims were residents of Jerusalem. Kabha was from the Israeli Arab village of Barta in the Lower Galilee. Some Israelis have died weeks, even months, after suffering injuries in Arab terror attacks. On Wednesday, the death toll from a March 2 suicide bombing in Jerusalem rose to 11. Avraham Eliahu Nehmad, 17, of Rishon le-Zion, died Wednesday night of injuries sustained in the terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Beit Israel neighborhood. His 15-year-old brother, Shaul, also was killed in the attack.

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