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Jul 2, 2008 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | 23rd of Tevet, 5730 | כ״ג בטבת תש״ל
Batsheva Unterman, 33 of Jerusalem was one of three people killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem on July 02, 2008. Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road, the terrorist plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses. Police shot and killed the terrorist.
Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market shortly before noon, a terrorist deliberately plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses (Egged buses 13 and 60) carrying some 50 passengers overturning one of them. The terrorist, a Palestinian from eastern Jerusalem drove for about 500 meters crushing oncoming traffic on Jaffa Road before being killed.
Batsheva Unterman and her six-month-old daughter Efrat were on their way home from a visit to a medical center in Jerusalem Wednesday when terrorist Hussam Duwiyat deliberately crashed the bulldozer he was driving into their car as it turned onto Jaffa Road.
Batsheva was born in Israel to Rivka and James Lubenstein, a couple who immigrated from Holland and was a resident of Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood.
She married London-born Ido Unterman, whose grandfather Isser Yehuda Unterman was chief rabbi of Liverpool and Tel Aviv before he became Israel’s chief rabbi between 1964 and 1973.
For years, the couple underwent fertility treatment until their only child Efrat was born six months ago. Batsheva had worked for years in a religious kingergarten in Jerusalem’s Har Homa neighborhood.
“Neither of them gave up on their dream to have children,” said Meira Schwartz, a family friend.
“Before Efrat was born, she treated all the kindergarten children like they were her own. She was a graceful kindergarten teacher with the utmost patience for each and every child.”
Batsheva Unterman was buried was buried at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery at Givat Shaul in Jerusalem. She is survived by her husband Ido and daughter Efrat.
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