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        2/19/2012, Shevat 26, 5772

      Bereaved Father of Haifa Bus Victim Passes Away

      Benny Firstatter, whose daughter 16-year-old daughter Smadar was murdered in a suicide bombing aboard Haifa bus 37 almost nine years ago, died of heart failure, last week, at the age of 60. The widow of the former police-department attorney told Israel Defense Forces Radio that his mental condition deteriorated a few months ago, when the three terrorists who were imprisoned in connection with the attack were freed among the more than a thousand security prisoners released in exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit.

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