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Oct 7, 2004 | 22nd of Tishri, 5765 | כ״ב בתשרי תשס״ה
Oct 7, 2004 – Michal Alexander, 27, of Ganei Tikva was one of three Israelis killed in the terror bombing at the Ras a-Satan beach – one of two tourist sites in Sinai hit the same night.
At around 22:00, a blast ripped through the Hilton Hotel in the resort town of Taba, near the border with Israel. The powerful blast was caused by car bomb which exploded at the entrance to the hotel, containing an estimated 250-300 kg of explosives, causing the collapse of part of the hotel. At about 23:30, two additional explosions occurred in the camping area of of Ras a-Satan, located about 45 kilometers south.
After crossing the border into Egypt on Tuesday morning with two friends, Michal Alexander phoneed her parents. It was the last time she spoke with them before being killed in the terror attack. Her friends were wounded.
Michal attended the Blich High School in Ramat Gan and then served as an education officer in the IDF. Holding a B.A. degree in political science and Japanese from the Hebrew University, Michal Alexander had been working for the past three years in the Prime Minister’s Office as an assistant to the Cabinet Secretary.
Cabinet Secretary Israel Maimon described her as exceptionally intelligent and dedicated to her work. Described by her family and friends as multitalented, Michal was interested in music, dancing, and literature. She loved to travel, and had spent half a year in the Far East after her army service.
Michal Alexander was buried at the Yarkon Cemetery. She is survived by her parents and an older sister who lives in the United States.
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