U.S. authorities identified and repatriated a bone fragment belonging to an Israeli victim of the 9/11 attacks.
After confirming through DNA tests that a bone fragment found in the debris of the World Trade Center belonged to Israeli victim Alona Avraham, U.S. authorities shipped it back to Israel. On Jan. 31, her family buried the fragment.
Avraham, 30, was among the 56 passengers and nine crew aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which Al-Qaida terrorists rammed into the south tower on Sept. 11, 2001.
“This eases the suffering. It’s better than nothing,” her mother, Miriam, told Yediot Achronot after the funeral in Ashdod. “I’ve been telling everyone that, as far as I’m concerned, Alona has come back home.”