Oct 15, 2005 - 2nd Lt. Ariel Buda, 21, of Tel Aviv, died of wounds suffered on Jan 7, 2005 when ambushed by Palestinian gunmen on the Trans-Samaria Highway. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
2nd Lt. Ariel Buda and his three friends were on their way to spend Shabbat in Ma'aleh Efraim at a pre-military training academy they had attended before being drafted. St-Sgt. Yosef Atia was killed and the three other off-duty soldiers were wounded in the attack. Security officials said that more than 30 bullets had hit their car. Moments earlier, the terrorists had fired on another car, lightly wounding an Israeli civilian. Ariel Buda, who suffered serious wounds to the head and chest, succumbed to his injuries on October 15 at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
2nd Lt. Ariel Buda was buried in the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery in Tel Aviv.