The Three Victims of Bulldozer Terror Attack
Lili Goren-Friedman, 54, Bat-Sheva Unterman, 33 - both teachers - and Jean Relevy, 68, were the victims of the brutal bulldozer terror attack in Jerusalem.
Bat-Sheva Unterman, 33, was a nursery school teacher in the Jerusalem neighborhood Har Homa. She is survived by her husband Ido (grandson of former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman), and their five-month old daughter, Efrat. Though there have been conflicting reports about exactly what transpired, Bat-Sheva apparently saved her daughter's life when she saw the bulldozer bearing down upon her by unfastening the baby's seat belt and handing her out to a passerby. Bat-Sheva was unable to open her own seat belt, however, before the murderous terrorist destroyed the car, with her inside.
Baby Efrat was brought to a Jerusalem hospital, and hours went by before her father learned what happened and came to claim her; he had not suspected that his wife and daughter were involved in the attack.
Elizabeth (Lili) Goren-Friedman, 54, of the Gonen area in Jerusalem, was a teacher and former vice-principal in the Jewish Institute for the Blind in the capital. Lili is survived by three children: Tzvi and Yisachar, graduates of the Horev Yeshiva High School, and Yael, a student in the Tal Ra'yah Girls High School in Beit El.
Rachel Skrobish, Director of the Department of Education and Rehabilitation at the Jewish Institute for the Blind, told Ynet, "There was not one student that Lili did not advance personally and academically. We knew that if a student was not doing well, Lili was the teacher who would do the job to help him do better."
The third victim was Jean Relevy, 68, of Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood. Born in Iran and orphaned from his mother as a baby, he immigrated to Israel from India in 1949 with his father. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Bat-Sheva and Lili were buried in the Har Menuchot cemetery in Givat Shaul Wednesday night, and Jean's funeral took place there at noon on Thursday.