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November 23, 2002



DEMONSTRATORS HOLD PICTURES OF THE VICTIMS OF PALESTINIAN ATTACKS, OUTSIDE THE TEL AVIV DISTRICT COURT DURING THE MURDER TRIAL OF MARWAN BARGHOUTI, A PROMINENT PALESTINIAN UPRISING LEADER, IN TEL AVIV NOVEMBER 21, 2002. A PALESTINIAN MILITANT KILLED 11 PEOPLE AND INJURED 49 WHEN HE BLEW HIMSELF UP ON A CROWDED BUS IN JERUSALEM ON THURSDAY IN THE FIRST SUICIDE BOMBING IN ISRAEL SINCE THE START OF A GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN. PHOTO: HAVAKUK LEVISON

Young victim of Jerusalem bombing buried on dark day for Israel

This speaks for itself.
"I don't want her to be alone tonight," sobbed Shoulamit Asaraf at the funeral of her 13-year-old daughter Hodaya, killed a few hours earlier when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus.

The 200 to 300 people gathered at Jerusalem's largest cemetery broke out into tears as they watched Asaraf crying over her daughter.

An official from Israel's funeral services tried, without success, to console Asaraf, telling her that Hodaya was now under "divine protection".

"Why must children so pure die?" Hodaya's father asked the people gathered around him. But no one could find the words to alleviate his pain. All kept their heads down
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