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Boris Korover

Jun 11, 2001 | 20th of Sivan, 5761 | כ׳ בסיון תשס״א

June 11, 2001 – Boris Korover, 59 of Homesh was killed near his home in an apparent car accident later defined as a terror attack.

Boris Korover was born in the Ukraine in 1941. He received a Masters degree in electronics engineering from the Technology Institute in Leningrad. He later married Nina and they had two children – Victoria and Igor.

In July 1992, the family received permission to immigrate from the Soviet Union to Israel and the family settled in the community of Einav in Samaria where Boris studied Hebrew at the ulpan. He became a licensed electrician and worked at the Laniado factory in Kibbutz Einat. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Homesh, also in Samaria. When the intifada began, Boris would phone in to Radio REKA in Russian and to Arutz Sheva weekly to express his views on the situation. A friend related, “He was a humble, unknown spokesman with a great love for the land of Israel who felt he had to speak out.”

On June 11, 2001 Boris was killed in a car crash while driving from Shavei Shomron to Homesh. For years the police had classified the collision as an accident.  But in late 2005, security forces apprehended a terrorist who was on his way to carry out a suicide bombing in Netanya. The terrorist admitted that the accident in which Boris was killed had been planned and that he had carried it out.

Boris Korover was buried in Netanya. He is survived by his wife Nina, daughter Victoria, son Igor, grandchildren and two brothers, Yaakov and Ilya.


Israel's Voice commitment to memorialize each victim of terror doesn't end here. We are currently reaching out to those who have been victimized and to every family who's lost loved one(s) due to terror. Your story must be told and we intend to create a documentary for each individual. Silence is no longer an option. Contact us today to set up an appointment. info@israelvoice.org Our preference is to make your story heard in English, but Hebrew is also fine. Videos will be subtitled for the world to understand.



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