Sunday, August 05, 2007

Six years since Sbarro's bombing

Carl in Jerusalem notes that this is the sixth anniversary of the horrendous Sbarro's pizza shop bombing in Jerusalem, when Palestinian Arab terrorists murdered 15 innocent people including 7 children during a busy lunchtime, plus an unborn child and one victim who remains in a coma today. I cannot improve on his lengthy and heartbreaking post about the victims, especially how their families are taking tragedy and turning it into positive actions to help improve the world.

It is worthwhile to read the webpages of organizations started by those victim families: Keren Malki and A Tradition of Kindness.

Noah Pollak blogs at Jewcy about the flattering New York Times picture of one of the terrorist planners of the attack and the moral cretinism that prompts the Times to ignore the details of her role as well as her current pride in what she had done.

And this woman is hardly the only Palestinian Arab to feel pride over that mass murder. An-Najah University famously hosted an "art exhibition" celebrating the bombing.

Here are the victims of the bombing, from Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

The names of the victims:
- Giora Balash, 60, of Brazil
- Zvika Golombek, 26, of Carmiel
- Shoshana Yehudit Greenbaum, 31, of the U.S.
- Tehila Maoz, 18, of Jerusalem
- Frieda Mendelsohn, 62, of Jerusalem
- Michal Raziel, 16, of Jerusalem
- Malka Roth, 15, of Jerusalem
- Mordechai Schijveschuurder, 43, of Neria
- Tzira Schijveschuurder, 41, of Neria
- Ra'aya Schijveschuurder, 14, of Neria
- Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4, of Neria
- Hemda Schijveschuurder, 2, of Neria
- Lily Shimashvili, 33, of Jerusalem
- Tamara Shimashvili, 8, of Jerusalem
- Yocheved Shoshan, 10, of Jerusalem

Zvika Golombek

S. Greenbaum

Tehila Maoz

Frieda Mendelsohn

Michal Raziel

Malka Roth

Lily Shimashvili

T. Shimashvili
Mordechai and Tzira Schijveschuurder
Giora Balash Yocheved Shoshan
Ra'aya, Avraham Yitzhak, and Hemda Schijveschuurder