Sarit Amrani

Sarit Amrani


Sarit Amrani


Sept 20, 2001 - Sarit Amrani, 26, of Nokdim, was killed and her husband Shai was seriously wounded in a shooting attack near Tekoa, south of Bethlehem.

Sarit Amrani, daughter of Uri and Francine Baruch, grew up in Kiryat Arba. Her husband's parents also live in Kiryat Arba. The young couple had moved to Nokdim three years ago. They were traveling home on Thursday morning, after having spent the Rosh Hashanah holiday with their family in Kiryat Arba. They had decided not to drive home at night, but to wait until the morning, which was safer.

On their way home, near Tekoa, terrorists fired over a dozen bullets at the family car. Sarit was killed instantly and her husband Shai was seriously wounded with bullets in his neck and chest. The couple's three children - Zohar (4), Ziv (2) and Raz (3 months) - who were traveling in the vehicle were not injured.

Nokdim is a rural community located near Mt. Herodian on the border of the Judean desert, 17 kms. from Jerusalem, and 3 kms. from Tekoa. It was established in July 1982, in memory of two new immigrants: Eli Pressman from France who fell in the Peace for Galilee war, and David Rosenfeld from the U.S. who was murdered by Arab terrorists.

Sarit Amrani was buried in Jerusalem.

Drawing of her parents by 4-year-old Zohar Amrani following the shooting (Hebron community website - Sept 20)

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