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4 year-old kid murdered by the Palestinian 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.
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.
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
Selected photos of the bombing
Re-enactment of Sbarro bombing
Memorial website for the Schijveschuurder family (Hebrew)
Fund to help the Schijveschuurder orphans
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