9 More Innocents Killed by Palestinian Terrorists

August 4th, 2002

**Nine people were killed and some 50 wounded in a suicide bombing of Egged bus No. 361 traveling from Haifa to Safed at the Meron junction in northern Israel shortly before 9:00 Sunday morning. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The names of seven victims have been released:
– Mordechai Friedman, 21, of Jerusalem;
– Sari Goldstein, 20, of Carmiel;
– Massoun Amin Hassan, 23, of Sajur;
– Marlene Menachem, 20, of Moshav Safsufa
– St.-Sgt. Roni Ghanem, 28, of Maghar;
– Sgt. Yifat Gavrieli, 19, of Mitzpe Adi;
– Sgt. Omri Goldin, 20, of Mitzpe Aviv.

Other Terror Attacks:

**Yekutiel Amitai, 32, of Jerusalem, a security guard, and Nizal Awassat, 51, of the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood in East Jerusalem, were killed and 17 people were wounded when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire with a pistol shortly before noon at a Bezeq telecommunications company truck near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City. Border policemen exchanged fire with the gunman, killing him. The Fatah al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack

**Four people were injured – one seriously – early Sunday afternoon when shots were fired at a bus between Avnei Hefetz and Einav near the West Bank town of Tulkarem. In addition, three Israelis were seriously wounded by a bomb blast while traveling in vehicle north of Ramallah in the West Bank