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November 18, 2002
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70-year-old Israeli murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

Faces of the Victims has published the story of Yosef Haviv, a 70-year-old Israeli who was deliberately murdered by a genocide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group PFLP ("Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine").

Yosef Haviv, 70 Murdered by a
Palestinian terrorist
On May 20, 2002, Yosef Haviv, 70, of Netanya was one of three Israelis killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded section of Netanya’s open-air market.

Yosef Haviv moved to Israel from Iraq at the age of 18. Yosef worked as a construction worker until his retirement in 1984.

Since retiring, Yosef was in the habit of going to the Netanya esplanade to meet friends and returning home via the open-air market. His son-in-law, Itzak, said Haviv enjoyed the daily walk to the nearby market to do the family shopping. He wasn’t afraid and always said, “nothing will happen to me.” Miriam Fierberg, the mayor of Netanya, spoke at his funeral and told of his love for the city during the 40 years he resided there.

Haviv was scheduled to attend a family wedding that evening and when he was late returning home, his family began to worry and call local hospitals. Later that night, they received the terrible news of his death in the market bombing.

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

For the full story on this homicide/suicide bombing click here.

Posted by David Melle at November 18, 2002 09:55 AM
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