Terror survivors call for help

A father and his 16 year old daughter, survivors of a horrific terror attack in Jerusalem, need your help to continue living.

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צילום: דובר מד"א ירושלים

On Saturday night, March 2, 2002 (18 Adar, 5762), Chacham Eliyahu and his wife Tzofia were peacefully walking in their home neighborhood. Tzofia held her seven-month old son, Yakov Avraham, in her arms, while their daughter, 2-year old Esti held her father’s hand. As they passed by the Machane Yisrael Yeshiva, a Muslim suicide bomber blew up the heavy explosive he was carrying - killing Tzofia and their baby boy, and wounding Esti and Chacham.

hacham Eliyahu and his daughter Esti have continued to live for the last fourteen years, since that horrific night. Their life has not been easy. They have endured expensive treatment, costly medication and all this time, Chacham Eliyahu has made sure Esti had the best education. She missed many school days due to treatments, and her father has given his last savings to complete her education. There have been many days when they went without a warm nutritious meal.

Life has not been easy for Chacham Eliyahu. Many of his neighbors know him. Many recognize the constant smile. But almost no one knows the difficulty with which he continues to face the horrors life dealt him, all of which he faces alone

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They found them dead, holding on to each other

And the truth is that there are many days when he does not have the energy to face the problems. Despite this he stands up, smiles and tries to convey that everything is fine and he has recovered.

But, no!!

He has not recovered! It is time for his cry to be heard! We must all join forces to help this man who lost his wife and infant son, who has not yet recovered from his injuries, and still continues to raise his daughter on his own.

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