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Jun 18, 2002 | 8th of Tammuz, 5762 | ח׳ בתמוז תשס״ב
Jun 18, 2002 – Gila Nakav, 55 of Jerusalem was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing at the Patt junction in Egged bus no. 32A traveling from Gilo to the center of Jerusalem.
The terrorist boarded the bus at 7:50 A.M. at the stop in Beit Safafa an Arab neighborhood opposite Gilo and almost immediately detonated the large bomb which he carried in a bag stuffed with ball bearings. The blast destroyed the front half of the bus packed with people on their way to work and schoolchildren. Of the 19 victims, 17 were residents of the Gilo neighborhood; 74 people were injured.
Gila Nakav lived in Gilo with her youngest daughter Noa. She was born in France and immigrated to Israel 30 years ago to realize her mother’s dream after her mother, a Holocaust survivor, died of cancer. At first she lived in kibbutzim and then moved to Jerusalem. For many years she was a travel agent in Jerusalem and in recent months began work in the offices of the archaeological excavations in the City of David. Although relatives tried to persuade her to move somewhere else, she said she loved Jerusalem and wanted to remain here.
Gila Nakav was buried in Jerusalem. She is survived by three daughters, Ella (28), Orit (24) and Noa (20), and a grandson.
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