Chana Nachenberg, who was seriously injured in the suicide bombing attack at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem in 2001 and had been in a coma ever since, has succumbed to her injuries.
She was pronounced dead at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening.
With that, the death toll in the attack now stands at 16.
Her father, Yitzhak, said after his daughter's death, "Our daughter, Chana Tova Feiner Nachenberg, died after almost 22 years of heroism. She was supposed to turn 53 years old in one month. 21 years and nine months have passed since the attack, with my daughter unconscious, in a coma, at Reut Hospital in Tel Aviv. About three weeks ago, she was transferred to Ichilov Hospital, where she died this evening."
Chana Nachenberg was 31 years old at the time of the attack and was dining at the restaurant with her only daughter who was three years old at the time, and who miraculously was not hurt.
The attack on the Sabaro restaurant on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem took place on August 9, 2001. The terrorist entered the restaurant during the lunch hour, when it was full of people, placed his hand into the bag he was carrying and set off a powerful bomb.
16 people were murdered in the attack, eight of them children, and another 140 were injured. Three of the terrorists who planned the attack were sentenced to lengthy prison terms but were released from prison as part of the Shalit deal. The terrorist who put together the bomb, Abdullah Barghouti, is still imprisoned in Israel and is serving 67 life sentences.