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Jul 16, 2002 | 7th of Av, 5762 | ז׳ באב תשס״ב
July 16, 2002 – Ilana Siton, 35 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.
Ilana Siton was traveling with her 14-year-old daughter Tehila to register for high school in Bnei Brak. Ilana was killed in the attack and Tehila was shot in the stomach.
Ilana a mother of six, was the community beautician who received her clients at home. Her neighbors described her as a charming vital woman who supported and cared for her family.
Ilana Siton was buried in the Yarkon cemetery in Tel-Aviv. She is survived by her husband Eliezer and their six children.
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