Tehila Maoz
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Tehila Maoz


  Tehila Maoz


Aug 9, 2001 - Tehila Maoz, 18, of Jerusalem, was one of 15 people killed in a suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem, inside a crowded pizza restaurant.

Carrying the explosives in a guitar case, the terrorist entered the Sbarro pizzeria at the corner of King George Avenue and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem just before 2 p.m. The 5 kg.-10 kg. bomb, which was packed with nails, screws, and bolts, completely gutted the restaurant, which was full of lunchtime diners.

Tehila was a waitress at the Sbarro fast-food restaurant, where the attack occurred. She was to celebrate her 19th birthday in two weeks, and was due to begin her national service in another month. Her older brother Amnon described her as a special and intelligent girl, full of warmth and love.

Tehila Maoz was buried in Jerusalem.

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