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Oct 7, 2004 | 22nd of Tishri, 5765 | כ״ב בתשרי תשס״ה
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.
Oleg and Ludmilla Paizakov went to Sinai to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. This was their first vacation without their two sons, Daniel and Yigal. As the younger of the two did not have a passport, they stayed home with their grandparents. They were in their hotel room at the Taba Hilton when the bomb exploded and the hotel wing collapsed, killing both.
Oleg, an only child, immigrated to Israel from Kazakhstan in 1990. In Israel he met and married Ludmilla, also from Kazakhstan. Oleg worked as a janitor at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. His boss there described him as a quiet and good worker, well-liked by his co-workers, who never complained or caused problems.
Oleg Paizakov is survived by his two sons, Daniel, 8, and Yigal, 3, as well as his parents, who live in Tel Aviv.
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