Lior Attiah
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Lior Attiah


Lior Attiah


Feb 1, 2001 - Lior Attiah, 23, of Afula, was fatally shot by terrorists while traveling near Jenin.

Palestinian terrorists gunned down Lior Attiah after he arrived at the outskirts of Jenin in a section called Subaher Hir, under Israeli security control, to pick up his car in the morning. Attiah was accompanied by an Israeli Arab acquaintance, Mahmoud Zaubi, of Tamra. Zaubi ran and alerted Palestinian security officials at the nearby roadblock, who called an ambulance. Attiah, who was shot in the head, chest, and stomach, was transferred by a Red Crescent Society ambulance to the hospital in Jenin, while Israeli officials in the District Coordinating Office were informed of the incident.

A police spokesman said that Attiah had taken his car to the Arab village for repair two weeks ago, and it appeared that terrorists had prepared an ambush for him.

Hundreds visited Attiah's home yesterday to express their condolences to his family. Friends and relatives described Lior as a well-liked person who was doted upon by his parents, who have three daughters but whose elder son died of a heart attack. His mother, Shoshana, said she had tried to persuade him not to go to Jenin to collect his car. "He told me not to worry because nothing would happen to him," she said, shaking with anguish. "He was a lovely boy. He never hurt anybody and never interfered with anything or anybody," said his uncle, Avraham Tayeb.

Lior Attiah, who was born and raised in Afula, was buried at the cemetery in his hometown.

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