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Aug 19, 2003 | 21st of Av, 5763 | כ״א באב תשס״ג
Aug 19, 2003 – Binyamin Bergman, 15 of Jerusalem was one of 23 people murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital’s Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood.
The attack took place at about 9 p.m. as the bus was making its way from the Western Wall to several religious neighborhoods. The Hamas suicide bomber apparently disguised as a religious Jew, boarded the bus and detonated his bomb shortly afterwards. Seven of those killed were children and over 130 people were wounded.
The night before he was murdered, Bergman had celebrated with his classmates the end of their studies at the Shomrei Hahomot Yeshiva, (a middle school) and their promotion to studies next year at a yeshiva high school.
His older brother Shimon related that Binyamin was a multi-talented person. “I had a magnificent brother, a truly sweet boy. Everyone loved him, he was such a sensitive soul and he was an excellent student destined for great things.”
Binyamin Bergman was buried at Har Hamenuhot Cemetery in Jerusalem. He is survived by his parents and eight older siblings.
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