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Jun 11, 2002 | 1st of Tammuz, 5762 | א׳ בתמוז תשס״ב
Jun 11, 2002 – Hadar Hershkowitz, 14 of Herzliya was killed when a Palestinian suicide bomber set off a relatively small pipe bomb at a shwarma restaurant in Herzliya.
The bomber set off a pipe bomb in the Jamil shwarma restaurant on Sokolov Street close to the Lev Ha’ir mall around 7:40 P.M. in the heart of the coastal city of Herzliya. There were around 30 people in the restaurant at the time. Hadar Hershkowitz had gone with a friend to the nearby Kapulsky cafe and was passing by the shwarma restaurant when the blast occurred. She was mortally wounded and died on the operating table. Her friend Reut Agam was one of the 15 people injured.
Hadar was the daughter of Aryeh Hershkowitz director-general of the Hapoel Tel-Aviv soccer club. His good friend Moshe Sinai, the club’s coach, described her as a diligent, talented and bright young girl. Her brother David (12) refused to accept that his beloved sister who loved to dance was gone.
Hadar, a 9th grade student was to have sung and danced in a special performance of fairy tales created by the students at her graduation from the Ze’ev Jabotinsky junior high school next week. School principal Aviva Moran said, “She was at the center of her social circle. She was very attached to her friends. She loved to help them. She got so much love from her family. She didn’t keep it to herself she passed it to her friends and they passed it back to her.”
Hadar Hershkowitz was buried in Herzliya. She is survived by her parents Aryeh and Mazal as well as her brother and sister.
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