Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder
Aug 9, 2001 - Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4, of Neria, was one of 15 people killed in a suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem, inside a crowded pizza restaurant.
Carrying the explosives in a guitar case, the terrorist entered the Sbarro pizzeria at the corner of King George Avenue and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem just before 2 p.m. The 5 kg.-10 kg. bomb, which was packed with nails, screws, and bolts, completely gutted the restaurant, which was full of lunchtime diners.
Among the other victims were Avraham Yitzhak's parents, Tzira and Mordechai, and his sisters Ra'aya, 14, and Hemda, 2. Two other sisters were injured in the attack. They had come to spend the day in Jerusalem, to relax from the tension of frequent shootings near their home in Neria, a community in Samaria. Three older brothers who did not join the family outing identified the bodies.
Avraham Yitzhak was born in Neria, where he attended kindergarten. He had recently boasted that he knew the entire "aleph-bet" by heart. His eldest brother, Meir, told how his youngest brother would jump on him and hug him whenever he came home from the army.
Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder was buried in Jerusalem, along with his parents and his two sisters.
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