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Aug 5, 2002 | 27th of Av, 5762 | כ״ז באב תשס״ב
Avi and Avital Wolanski had spent the weekend with Avital’s parents in Moshav Tekuma and were driving home late Sunday night with their two children, three-year-old son Yigal and eight-month-old Nadav. As they neared their home a gunman with a Kalashnikov rifle opened fire at the car from the side of the road. Some 30 bullets hit the vehicle. Avi and Avital who was carrying their third child were killed; Yigal was injured. Their car was found riddled with 10 bullet holes.
Avital was born and raised in Moshav Tekuma in southern Israel. After completing national service she studied teaching at Bar-Ilan University. The couple settled in Eli four years ago after their marriage. Avital taught school in Shilo and afterwars in Eli.
Avital Wolanski was buried alongside her husband in Jerusalem.
They leave behind their two children, Yigal and Nadav.
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