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Sarah Tiferet Shilon
Jul 16, 2002 | 7th of Av, 5762 | ז׳ באב תשס״ב
July 16, 2002 – Sarah Tiferet Shilon, 8 months 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.
Sarah Tiferet Shilon was traveling home by bus from her grandparents’ home in Givatayim with her mother Ayelet, her twin sister Galia Esther, her 2-year-old brother Or Hayim and her grandmother Zilpa Kashi. Sarah Tiferet and her grandmother were killed and her mother and brother were injured. When the attack began, Ayelet Shilon phoned her husband, Gal, who was at home in Emmanuel. He rushed to their aid and was killed by gunfire.
Sarah Tiferet Shilon was buried in the Yarkon cemetery in Tel-Aviv. She is survived by her mother Ayelet, her twin sister and her brother.
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