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Aug 31, 2004 | 14th of Elul, 5764 | י״ד באלול תשס״ד
Aug 31, 2004 – Raisa Forer, 55 of Beersheba was one of 16 people killed in twin suicide bus bombings in Beersheba city buses. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
The two explosions took place within minutes of each other on two Beersheba city buses on route nos. 6 and 12 shortly before 3:00 P.M. The buses were traveling along Beersheba’s main street Rager Blvd, near the city hall. About 100 people were wounded.
“Raisa was on her way home from the airport after seeing off her son Leonid, who was flying to Moldova to return to medical school,” recalled a neighbor Dora Dayan. Leonid who is studying pharmacology, had spent the last few weeks visiting his mother after two years of study during which they had not seen each other.
Raisa Forer who had immigrated to Israel together with her son, worked as a caregiver for the elderly. “She was a woman full of life, who never complained,” said Dayan. “She was quiet and pleasant. It is such a shame that this disaster has taken her from us.”
Raisa Forer was buried in Beersheba. She is survived by her son Leonid.
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