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  Cheshvan 17, 5764 , 12/11/03

Americans Killed & Injured in Arab Terror Attacks Since Oslo

(IsraelNN.com) Following is a partial list of American citizens killed or injured in Arab terror attacks in Israel since the signing of the Oslo Agreement in Washington on September 13, 1993.

Sources include INN archive, Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute), http://www.rewardsforjustice.net, Jewish Virtual Library, phone calls & contact with victims and families.

To add a name, please furnish basic information and email to bni1@netvision.net.il and in the subject line write "USA Injured".

1993, 31 December – Drive-by shooting attack in el-Bireh. Yitzhak Weinstock, 19, (Los Angeles, CA).

1994 – Shooting attack – Injured - Mrs. Sheila Deutsch (Brooklyn, NY).

1994, 9 October - Shooting attack in Jerusalem caf?. Injured - Scott Doberstein and Eric Goldberg.

1994, 9 October – IDF Sgt. Nachshon Wachsman, 19, was abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in Dir Naballah (Parents from USA).

1995, 9 April – Two suicide bombing attacks in Gaza. Alisa Flatow (West Orange, NJ), was killed bus near Kfar Darom in Gaza. Chava Levine and Seth Klein were injured.

1995, 15 June – Stabbing attack injures Howard Tavens (Cleveland, OH).

1995, 21 August – Suicide bombing attack on a #26 bus traveling in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem. 4 persons were killed in the attack. Joan Davenny (New Haven, CT). Injured - Hanoch Bleier, Judith Shulewitz, and Bernard Batta.

1995, 9 September - Unborn child of Mrs. Mara Frey (Chicago, IL) was killed in a stabbing attack in the Shomron community of Maale Mihmas in the Shomron. Mara Frey was injured.

1996, 25 February - Sarah Ducker (Teaneck, NJ), Stuart Eisenfeld (West Hartford, CT), and Ira Weinstein (Bronx, NY) were killed in the suicide bombing attack on board a #18 bus in Jerusalem. Injured included Julie K. Negrin (Seattle, WASH).

1996, 13 May - David Boim, 17, (parents from NY) was killed in a drive-by shooting near Beit-El.

1996, 9 June - Yaron Ungar was killed in a drive-by shooting in Beit Shemesh.

1997, 30 July – 15 Persons were murdered in a suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda marketplace. Leah Stern (Passaic, NJ) and Dov Dahlin were injured.

1997, 4 September - Yael Botvin, 14 (Los Angeles, CA) was killed in a suicide bombing in the Ben Yehuda shopping area of Jerusalem. Americans were injured in this attack, including Diana Campuzano (NYC), Abraham Mendelson (Los Angeles, CA), Greg Salzman (NJ), Stuart E. Hersh (Kiryat Arba, Israel), Michael Alzer, Abraham Elias, David Keinan, Daniel Miller (Boca Raton, FL), Noam Rozenman (Jerusalem), Jenny (Yocheved) Rubin (Los Angeles, CA).

1998, 19 April – Dov Driben, 28, was killed near Maon Farm in the Hevron Hills.

2000, 29 September – Jerusalem - Attack on taxi passengers. Tuvia Grossman (Chicago), Todd Pollack (Norfolk, VA), & Andrew Feibusch (NY).

2000, 5 October– Rabbi Haim Brovender (Brooklyn, NY) was injured in the Bethlehem area after taking a wrong turn, landing in an Arab controlled area.

2000, 8 October – Rabbi Hillel Lieberman (Brooklyn, NY) was killed by terrorists near Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem.

2000, 30 October – Eish-Kodesh Gilmore was killed in a shooting attack in eastern Jerusalem (Parents from USA).

2000, 20 November - Rachel Assraf was injured in the bombing of a bus at Kfar Darom in Gaza.

2000, 31 December – Rabbi Binyamin Ze’ev Kahane and Talia Kahane were killed in an ambush near Ofrah. Five American children were injured in this attack. (Parents from USA).

2001, 17 January - Aaron Ben Israel Ellis was killed in a shooting attack at a wedding hall in Hadera.

2001, 28 March - Netanel Herskowitz (Hempstead, NY), 16, injured in a suicide bombing at a bus stop outside Kfar Saba.

2001, 27 March – Daniella Cohen was critically injured in a rock-throwing attack near Yitzhar Junction in the Shomron. (Parents from NY (dad) & LA (mother)).

2001, 8 May - Yaakov Mandel (Silver Spring, MD) aged 13, was stoned to death in Wadi Hartum cave near Tekoa.

2001, 29 May – Samuel Berg and his mother Sara Blaustein were killed in an ambush near Efrat. Norman Blaustein (Lawrence, NY) and one other American were injured in this attack.

2001, June 11 – Rocks were thrown at the Shoham family vehicle near Shilo in the Shomron. 5-month-old Yehuda was struck in the head and rendered unconscious. He died about a week later in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. His mother, Batsheva, (from Detroit, MI) is an American citizen.

2001, 9 August - Judith Greenbaum (NJ & CA) and Malka Roth, (NY) 15 were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem’s Sbarro Restaurant. Injured - David Danzig, 21, (Wynnewood, PA) Matthew P. Gordon, 25, (NY), Joanne (Chana) Nachenberg, 31, Sara Shifra Nachenberg, 2.

2001, 18 August - Andrew Feibusch (NY) was injured in a Jerusalem shooting attack.

2001, 27 August - Ben Dansker was injured in a shooting attack near Roglit.

2001, 3 October - Feige Fishman was injured in a shooting in Hevron.

2001, 4 November - Shoshana Ben-Yishai, 16, (Queens, NY) was killed in a shooting at a bus station. Injured - Shlomo Kaye.

2001, 1 December - Netanel Miller was injured in a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem Pedestrian Mall.

2001, 2 December - Bombing on Ben-Yehuda Street, Jerusalem. Injured - Ziv Brill, 17, (West Hempstead, , NY), Temima Spetner,
19, (St. Louis, MI) Jason Kirshenbaum (New Rochelle, NY), Israel Hirschfield, 18, Joseph Leifer, 29, (Borough Park (Brooklyn), NY).

2001, 17 December – Shilo resident David Rubin (Brooklyn, NY) and his 3-year-old son was injured in a shooting attack near Ofrah in the Shomron.

2002, 15 January – Bethlehem - Avraham Boaz, 71, of New York, a dual Israeli-American citizen, was kidnapped at a PA security checkpoint in Beit Jala and murdered.

2002, 18 January - Aaron Ellis, 32, son of Chicago family killed.

2002, 22 January – Injured - Shayna Gould, 19, (Chicago, IL).

2002, 27 January - A female suicide bomber blew herself up in downtown Jerusalem killing one elderly Israeli and injuring more than 150, including American Mark Sokolow, his wife, and 16 and 12-year-old daughters. Sokolow had earlier survived the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, escaping from his law office on the 38th floor of the South Tower before it collapsed.

2002, 15 February - Lee Akunis was shot to death.

2002, 16 February - Keren Shatsky (Brooklyn, NY- Maine) and Rachel Thaler, 16, (Baltimore, MD) were killed in a suicide bombing at a shopping mall at Karnei Shomron. Injured - Lior Thaler, 14, (Baltimore, MD), Hillel Trattner (Chicago, IL), Ronit Yucht Trattner (Chicago, IL) & Chani Friedman (New York).

2002, 19 February – Shooting attack in southern Gaza near the community of N’vei Dekalim injured Moshe Saperstein (NY) York.

2002, 25 February - Moran Amit, 25, was stabbed to death in Abu Tor Peace Forest in Jerusalem.

2002, 7 March – Eshel HaShomron Hotel, Ariel - A Christian tourist from Arkansas lost her right eye in an attack by a suicide bomber.

2002, 21 March - Alan Joseph Bauer and Yegonathan Bauer were injured in a Jerusalem city suicide bombing.

2002, 24 March - Ester Kleiman was killed in a shooting attack commuting by bus from N’vei Tzuf.

2002, 27 March - US citizen Hannah Rogen, 90, was killed in a suicide attack at a Passover Seder. Other Americans were injured.

2002, 31 March – Netanel Fenichel, 16, from Efrat, was seriously injured in a bomb attack in Efrat (Parents from NYC).

2002, 18 June – Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, 70, (Los Angeles, CA) was killed in a bus bombing near Patt Junction in Jerusalem.

2002, 19 June - Gila Sara Kessler, 19, whose family came from New York, was killed in a bombing at a bus stop (Father from USA).

2002, 31 July – Nine people were killed when a bomb exploded in the main cafeteria at the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem. Five were US citizens: Janis Ruth Coulter, 36, (MA); Marla Bennet, 24, (San Diego, CA); David Gritz (also a French citizen), 24, (Peru, MA); Benjamin Blutstein, 25, (Susquehanna Township, PA); and Dina Carter, 37, (NC). Injured - Spencer Dew, 26, (Owensboro, Kentucky), Ze’ev Spencer; Harris Gershon.

2003, January 29 – Shooting attack between Beit El and Ofrah in the Shomron. Jake Steinmetz ( a resident of Maale Levonah, originally from Bronx, NY), was hit with two bullets,

2003, 5 March - Haifa bus bombing attack 17 dead & 40 wounded - Abigail Leitel, 14, (who was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire).

2003, 7 March – Shooting attack in the Kiryat Arba home of victims. Rabbi Eli Horowitz, 52, (Chicago, IL), Dina Horowitz, 50, FLA)

2003, 30 April - Suicide bomber in front of Mike's Cafe/Pub on Herbert Samuel Street in Tel Aviv. 3 murdered and 55 injured. Jack Baxter, 50, (NYC).

2003, 11 June – Suicide bomber on #14 bus near the Clal Building on Jaffa St in Jerusalem. 17 dead & 112 injured. Alan Beer, 47, (Cleveland, OH), Injured - Sarri Singer, 27, daughter of New Jersey State Senator Robert Singer.

2003, 20 June – Shooting attack on Route 60 in the Shomron near the community of Ofrah. One persons killed Tzvi Goldstein, 47, (NY). Injured - Eugene Goldstein, Tzvi’s father, (Long Island, NY), Lorraine Goldstein, Tzvi’s mother, Long Island, NY), & Michal Goldstein, Tzvi’s wife, (NY).

2003, 19 August - A suicide bomber blew himself up on a #2 bus traveling from the Western Wall to Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. The blast occurred near the intersection of Route 1 and Shmuel HaNavi Street. 23 killed & over 136 wounded. Goldie Taubenfeld, 43, (New Square, NY), Shmuel Taubenfeld, 3 months, (New Square, NY), Mordechai Reinitz, 49; Yitzhak Reinitz, 9. Tehilla Nathanson, 3, (Monsey, NY), Injured - Mendel Reinitz, 11.

2003, 9 September – Suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem’s Caf? Hillel kills 7 and injures over 55. Dr. David Applebaum, 51 (Cleveland, OH) and his daughter Nava, 20.

2003, 15 October - Bomb detonated against US diplomatic convoy 3 kilometers S. of Erez near Beit Hanoun in Gaza. 3 US security guards were murdered and others injured. John Branchizio, 37, Mark Parson, 31, and John Martin Linde, 30, were on contract to the US embassy in Tel Aviv through the defense contracting company Dyncorp.

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