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Remembering the 16 people killed (and 27 wounded) on July 6, 1989 in the terrorist attack on Egged #405 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May the memories of the victims be remembered for a blessing.

Remembering the 16 people killed (and 27 wounded) on July 6, 1989 in the terrorist attack on Egged bus #405 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May the memories of the victims be remembered for a blessing. 


They were:  Shlomo Atzmon, 60, of Lod, Kinneret Cohen, 14, of Jerusalem, Shimon Dahan, 27, of Herzliya, Emil Gorbman, 54, of Jerusalem, Dr. Shelley Volokov Halpenny, 32, of Vancouver, Canada, Rita Susan Levin, 39, of Philadelphia, United States, Cpl Tova Maimon, 19, of Or Yehuda, Nahum Mizrahi, 63, of Tel Aviv, Isaac Na'im, 47, of Holon, Esther Na'im, 45, of Holon, Matityahu Gershon Resnik, 25, of Givat Haim, Mordechai Rosenberg, 50, of Sha'arei Tikva, Fern Rykiss, 17, of Winnipeg, Canada, Ya'akov Shapira, 73, of Jerusalem, Cpl Shaul Chai Tzur, 21, of Netanya, Miriam Tzerafi, 41, of Jerusalem.

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