Apr 17, 2006 - Marcel Cohen, 73, of Nice, France was one of 11 people killed during the Passover holiday in a suicide bombing at the Rosh Ha'ir shawarma restaurant, near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Marcel Cohen had come to Israel to attend the wedding of one of her 11 grandchildren living here. She remained in Israel in order to celebrate the Passover holiday with her son, Menahem, who lives in Jerusalem. She was visiting with relatives in Netanya, and went with her sister-in-law to spend the day in Tel Aviv. Marcel was killed in the blast.
Marcel was a devoted mother, who raised her four children alone, after being widowed at an early age.
Marcel Cohen was buried in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem. She is survived by her son, three daughters living in France, and grandchildren.