Yocheved Shoshan
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Yocheved Shoshan


  Yocheved Shoshan


Aug 9, 2001 - Yocheved Shoshan, 10, 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.

Yocheved had gone with her mother, Esther, and her sisters Rachel and Miriam, to the pizzeria and were seated on the second floor. Yocheved and Miriam had gone back downstairs to order another slice of pizza. Yocheved was killed instantly in the explosion; Miriam was seriously wounded.

Yocheved Shoshan was the great-granddaughter of Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, the Baba Sali, a Moroccan sage. She was buried in Jerusalem.

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