At approximately 3:00pm on 17 Adar 5771 (March 23, 2011), an explosion took place near a number 74 bus outside Binyanei Ha’uma in Jerusalem. The bomb was placed in a bag near a public phone near the bus stop. As a result of the powerful blast, Jean Gardner HY”D, 55, an English tourist who was studying at Hebrew University was killed and many others were injured, about fifty persons. Among them was Hodayah Nechama Assulin HY”D, 14, from Mevo Choron. She was waiting for a bus and sustained serious injuries.
She was in a coma since this blast and was cared for with love and affection, with mesirus nefesh. During the past two weeks her condition worsened, and she was niftar on Wednesday morning 4 Kislev at 2:00am in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
The levaya began on Wednesday at 1:30pm from the main shul in her home community. The family will be sitting shiva in Mevo Choron.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo: Courtesy of family)