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Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Holtzberg

May 22, 1972
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Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Miriam Holtzberg who died last Thursday of wounds sustained during a gun battle May 10 aboard a hijacked Sabena airliner at Lydda Airport. The 22-year-old Israeli woman was buried at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot in Western Galilee where she was born. Representatives of Sabena Airlines, El Al, Lydda Airport and the Israeli Armed Forces attended the funeral and laid wreathes on the grave.

Mrs. Holtzberg, the only passenger to die as a result of the shoot out, was hit when she reportedly stood up suddenly in the plane as Israeli paratroopers stormed the aircraft to liberate its 90 passengers and ten crew members who were being held hostage by Palestinian terrorists.

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