Aug 9, 2001 - Zvika Golombek, 26, of Carmiel, 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.
Zvika Golombek family had spent a year traveling in South America after completing army service in the Engineering Corps. He completed his BA studies in international relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he met Na'ama. Zvika and Na'ama, who were both planning to begin studies for master degrees, had recently become engaged. The two were dining together in the Sbarro fast-food restaurant when the bomb was detonated. Na'ama was injured in the blast.
Zvika Golombek was buried in Carmiel. He is survived by his parents and sister.