Rozalia Beseneyi

Rozalia Beseneyi


Apr 17, 2006 - Rozalia Beseneyi, 48, of Romania 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.

Rozalia Beseneyi, Piroşca Boda, and Elena had come to work in Netanya as caretakers. There they met and became close friends. The deaths of their husbands, all in the last half year, brought them even closer together. On Monday, April 17, they were given the day off for the Easter holiday. Rosalia and Piroşca went to Tel Aviv, where both were killed in the bombing. Elena was saved, agreeing to fill in for her cousin, also a caretaker, who was invited to a bar mitzva celebration.

Rozalia Beseneyi came to Israel from her home in northwestern Romania about three years ago. With the money she earned, she was helping her only son Robert, 22, through school as a computer engineer. She also hoped to help him buy a home, and planned to return to Romania after he finished his studies in another year. Rozalia had been caring for Hilda Goldenberg for over a year, and her work permit had recently been extended for another year. "We were like friends," Hilda said.

Rozalia told friends in Romania that she was not afraid of living in Israel. "If my time comes to die, it can happen anywhere, either in Romania or in Israel," she would say.

Rozalia Beseneyi's body was flown home for burial. She is survived by her son.

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