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Jul 16, 2002 | 7th of Av, 5762 | ז׳ באב תשס״ב
July 16, 2002 – The infant son of Yehudit Weinberg 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.
Yehudit Weinberg, the eldest of nine children was on her way home from Bnei Brak where she is studying to be a teacher and had left her one-year-old son, Shalom Noah at her parents’ house in Emmanuel. Seriously wounded by seven bullets, she lost a great deal of blood and arrived at Beilinson Hospital barely conscious. She managed to whisper, “Please take care of my baby.”
“We rushed her into the operating theater in the hope of saving her and the baby,” said Dr. Michael Stein head of the trauma unit. The baby was born by Caesarean section but was not breathing. “We resuscitated him and managed to get his heart beating but twelve hours later he died” – Israel’s youngest terror victim. He had not yet been named. His mother did not know that the baby she had been carrying for eight months was a boy. She also did not manage to see him when he was born.
Although the mother was wounded, the baby had not been injured. Yehudit had lost so much blood that not enough oxygen got to the baby’s brain causing his death soon after he was removed from the womb. He weighed over two kilos.
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