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Jul 16, 2002 | 7th of Av, 5762 | ז׳ באב תשס״ב
July 16, 2002 – Galila Ades, 42 of Emmanuel was one of nine people killed in a terrorist attack on Dan bus no. 189 traveling from Bnei Brak to Emmanuel in Samaria.
A Palestinian terrorist cell, apparently dressed in IDF uniforms ambushed a bus from Bnei Brak a few hundred meters from the entrance to Emmanuel. Shortly after 3:00 P.M. two 20-kilo bombs were set off about 200 meters from the town’s entrance damaging the bus’s front tires and forcing it off the road.
The explosion damaged the bus doors, trapping the passengers inside. The terrorists then started to shoot at the bus firing through the unprotected roof and throwing grenades through the narrow upper windows, which are not armored.
Galila Ades, like most of her 13 siblings became observant before her army service. She married Aharon Ades 10 years ago. “Galila never hurt a soul,” said her brother Itzik Mizrahi yesterday. “She very much wanted to have a child, and underwent fertility treatments during the past few months. Yesterday she was coming back by bus from the clinic where she was having the treatments.” Galila had lived with her husband in Bnei Brak where they had a transport business until moving about six months ago to Emmanuel because of economic difficulties.
Galila Ades was buried in the Yarkon cemetery in Tel-Aviv. She is survived by her husband, her mother and 13 siblings. Galila’s father has been missing for the past five years.
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