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Amos (Amit) Mantin
Jun 26, 2003 | 26th of Sivan, 5763 | כ״ו בסיון תשס״ג
June 26, 2003 – Amos (Amit) Mantin, 31, of Hadera, a Bezeq employee, was killed in a shooting attack in the Israeli Arab town of Baka al-Garbiyeh.
Amit Mantin, a technician for the Bezeq telecommunications company, was traveling with a Bezeq crew in the center of Baka al-Garbiyeh, located just inside the Green Line. A 15-year-old Palestinian approached their vehicle, opened fire and fled. Amos was critically injured and died of his wounds. The gunman, who was shot and wounded by a Bezeq security guard, was detained by security forces who arrived at the scene shortly after the attack. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Amit, the eldest in the family, began working for Bezeq nine years ago like his father before him – a Bezeq technician for 30 years. Several years ago he took leave to begin a college course in industrial management, but returned to Bezeq when promised that he would be allowed to continue his studies. He was recently transfered from Umm el-Fahm to Baka al-Garbiyeh, considered safer.
About a year ago he left his parents’ home and rented an apartment, although he continued to visit his parents almost every day. Three months ago he decided to change his name from Amos to Amit. His sister Galit explained, “He wanted a more modern name. We only just got used to calling him Amit.” She added that he felt comfortable working in Baka al-Garbiyeh, and was not afraid, since the people there needed him.
Amos (Amit) Mantin was buried in Hadera. He is survived by his parents, Shalom and Nitza, three brothers and a sister.
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