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Hadera Terror Attack Toll Rises to Six

Genya Polis, 66, who was mortally wounded in the murderous suicide terror attack in Hadera eleven days ago, has died of her wounds - bringing the number of victims to six.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 11/6/2005, 8:05 AM / Last Update: 11/6/2005, 10:46 AM

A Palestinian terrorist entered the outdoor market in downtown Hadera in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, October 26, and blew himself up outside a falafel stand. Five people were killed on the spot or shortly afterwards: Yaakov Rachmani, 68; Michael Koifman, 68; Pirhiya Mahluf, 53; Sabiha Nissim, 66; and Jamal Kaada, 48.

Genya Polis died last night, while her husband Vitali is still hospitalized in Hillel Yafeh Hospital in Hadera with wounds now described as moderate. The couple has one son, Leonid. Four other people were seriously wounded in the attack, and 22 were lightly hurt.

A week ago, IDF forces entered the PA-controlled city of Jenin in the Shomron and killed Jihad Awidat, the Islamic Jihad terrorist who masterminded the Hadera attack.

Some 280 Israelis have been murdered in Palestinian terror attacks since the Road Map was officially adopted by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, PA Chairman Abu Mazen, and U.S. President George Bush at the Aqaba Summit in early June 2003. An average of approximately 10 victims have been killed per month since then.