4 year-old kid murdered by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Faces of the Victims has published the story of Avraham Schijveschuurder, a 4 year-old kid who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad.

On August 9, 2001, 15 people were killed, including 7 children, and about 130 were injured in a suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria at the corner of King George Street and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem. Carrying the explosives in a bag strapped to his body, the terrorist entered the restaurant just before 2 PM and detonated the bomb. The 5 kg.-10 kg. bomb, which was packed with nails, screws, and bolts, completely gutted the restaurant, which was full of lunchtime diners.
Avraham Schijveschuurder, 4 Murdered by the
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4, of Neria, was one of the 15 people killed in a suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem, inside the crowded pizza restaurant.

Among the other victims were Avraham Yitzhak's parents, Tzira and Mordechai, and his sisters Ra'aya, 14, and Hemda, 2. Two other sisters were injured in the attack. They had come to spend the day in Jerusalem, to relax from the tension of frequent shootings near their home in Neria, a community in Samaria. Three older brothers who did not join the family outing identified the bodies.

Avraham Yitzhak was born in Neria, where he attended kindergarten. He had recently boasted that he knew the entire "aleph-bet" by heart. His eldest brother, Meir, told how his youngest brother would jump on him and hug him whenever he came home from the army.

Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder was buried in Jerusalem, along with his parents and his two sisters.

To send condolences or to donate to Avraham's family, please click here.

Many Palestinians were particularly proud of this massacre of young Israeli kids. Commemorating the year-old intifada against Israel, students at Al-Najah University in Nablus opened an exhibition on Sunday September 23, 2001, that included a grisly re-enactment of the suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria, with body parts and pizza slices strewn around the room - click here for details.

For additional links related to this massacre see below.





Suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0kb90

Selected photos of the bombing
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0kc10

Re-enactment of Sbarro bombing
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?hbzU039z0
Commemorating the year-old intifada against Israel, students at Al-Najah University in Nablus opened an exhibition on Sunday (Sept 23) that included a grisly re-enactment of a suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem (August 9), with body parts and pizza slices strewn around the room.

Memorial website for the Schijveschuurder family (Hebrew)
http://www.poenta.net/nerya/mem.htm

Fund to help the Schijveschuurder orphans
http://www.schijveschuurder.com/

Posted by David Melle
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