Apr 11, 2009 - Shimon Shiran, 57, of Haifa, seriously wounded in the 31 March 2002 terror bombing of the Matza restaurant, died of his wounds on April 11, 2009, having remained hospitalized for seven years.
Just after 2:30 PM on Sunday afternoon, during the Passover holiday, the terrorist entered the popular Matza restaurant in the Neve Sha'anan district near the Grand Canyon mall. The explosion tore the roof off the one-story building, and blew out the windows, instantly killing 14 people, and leaving horrific scenes of people on fire, and people with lost limbs. Over 40 people were injured.
Shimon Shiran, an engineer and owner of a plastics company, was eating lunch with his wife Hili and their daughter Adi. Adi was killed in the blast; both parents were seriously injured. While Hili eventually recovered, Shimon, who suffered a serious head wound, remained hospitalized for seven years until succumbing to his wounds on April 11, 2009.
Shimon Shiran was buried in Haifa on the day of the seventh memorial ceremony of the victims of the bombing. He is survived by his wife Hili, his son Eyal and daughter Anat.