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Avraham Eliahu Nehmad
Jun 20, 2002 | 10th of Tammuz, 5762 | י׳ בתמוז תשס״ב
June 20, 2002 – Avraham Eliahu Nehmad, 16 of Rishon Lezion was one of 11 people killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem on March 2, 2002.
The Nehmad family had come to Jerusalem for Shabbat to celebrate a family bar mitzvah at the Mahane Israel yeshiva in Jerusalem. When the Sabbath ended and guests started to leave, the Nehmad family gathered on the street outside for the havdalah ceremony (held at the conclusion of the Sabbath).
Avraham Eliahu Nehmad, who was severely injured, died on June 20. Every day since the attack, Eliahu’s parents made the trip from their home in Rishon Lezion to the hospital in Jerusalem to sit at the bedside of their son. Eliahu, who lost an arm and suffered severe internal injuries in the explosion, never regained consciousness. On the evening of the attack, Eliahu had been walking several paces behind his older brother Shaul, who was killed on the spot. Both had been students at the Or Gaon yeshiva.
Avraham Eliahu Nehmad was buried in Rishon Lezion. He is survived by his parents and two younger sisters.
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