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Oct 21, 2002 | 15th of Heshvan, 5763 | ט״ו במרחשון תשס״ג
Oct 21, 2002 – Iris Lavi, 68, of Netanya, was one of 14 people killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction.
Iris was traveling in a car close to the booby-trapped jeep that exploded at the Karkur junction. She died on the spot. Her husband, Zion, and her brother and sister-in-law, who were also in the car, sustained burns and other wounds. The four were returning home after visiting holy grave sites at Meron.
Iris had immigrated to Israel from Libya at the age of 15 and worked for many years in the diamond business. Her daughter, Rahel, related that her mother always helped people in need; the family asked the press not to report on acts of charity which reflected her generous character. Before retirement, she had worked as an aide in a pre-school and she volunteered on behalf of IDF soldiers.
Iris Lavi was buried in Netanya.
She is survived by her husband, Zion, five children, eight grandchildren, and their first great-granddaughter, Noga, born just two months ago.
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