A girl who survived mortal wounds in the May 1970 shooting attack on a bus at the northern community Avivim and managed to raise a family, succumbed last week to shrapnel that remained lodged in her brain, according to a Monday-morning report by Ma'ariv. Leah Revivo of Be'er Sheva' was 52. Nine other nine-year-olds were among the 12 other people to die as a result of the Popular Front attack.
Her son Koby said the shrapnel caused infection which led to increasing epilepsy attacks two years ago. An epilepsy attack on the eve of last Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) led to her becoming a vegetable two months ago. Koby said his mother's story illustrates the case against releasing terrorists even if they were convicted of attacks that took place decades ago.