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Ekaterina (Katya) Weintraub
Jun 28, 2001 | 7th of Tammuz, 5761 | ז׳ בתמוז תשס״א
June 28, 2001 – Ekaterina (Katya) Weintraub, 27 of Ganim in northern Samaria was was fatally shot in the chest as she returned home on the Jenin bypass road.
Ekaterina Weintraub was fatally shot in the chest as she returned home with her four-year old son Ariel from a doctor’s visit in Afula. Ariel was unharmed by the gunfire. Yehudit Eliyahu who was traveling in the first car in the convoy was moderatedly injured.
Katya works for a private pension plan company in Haifa. The day before she received a call from her sister that Ariel was sick. She returned and picked him up and took him to the doctor in Afula. She called to tell her parents that he was suffering from a virus and not to worry and that she was returning home.
Ekaterina Weintraub immigrated to Israel with her family 11 years prior. She had previously studied at the Music Academy and was studying for her masters’ degree in economics. Her mother Ludmila described Katya as very ambitious and lived every day as though it were her last. She wanted to accomplish everything.
Katya and her husband Alex moved to Ganim three years previously from Kiryat Shmona. Her parents and 18-year-old sister also live in Ganim where her father is in charge of security.
Ekaterina Weintraub was buried in Afula.
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