Lance Cpl. Noa Shlomo
Apr 10, 2002 - Border Police Lance Cpl. Noa Shlomo, 18, of Nahariya was one of eight people killed in a suicide bombing on Egged bus #960, en route from Haifa to Jerusalem, which exploded near Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa.
The express route bus had left the new Haifa Bay bus station at 7:00 AM. The suicide bomber, from the Jenin refugee camp, boarded the bus wearing IDF fatigues and carrying an army conscript bag in order to avoid drawing attention. Just after passing the Yagur junction, he detonated his explosives belt, killing 8 and wounding 22.
Like her friend Keren Franco, Noa Shlomo was drafted into the Border Police four months ago, and only last week finished her training. Her first posting was at the Allenby Bridge on the Jordanian border. She was on her way there when both girls were killed.
Noa, the niece of Israel's Ambassador to the UN Yehuda Lancry, was raised in Nahariya. She graduated from the Amal high school, majoring in film and television. She also was a member of the school dance group, and had received an award for her photography skills.
Lance Cpl. Noa Shlomo will buried in Nahariya. She is survived by her parents, Yossi and Fanny, and two older sisters, Inbal and Yael.