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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Sometimes the lucky ones are dead

Where we hear in the news about the numbers of people killed in terror attacks sometimes this can be misleading. While 25 people may actually be killed, many many more suffer serious injuries.

The bombers intend this and so they use nails in the bomb to maim as many bystanders as possible.

Here is a list of people who have been identified as needing help and prayers.

The following were injured in the December 12th 2001 bus attack near Emanuel:
ELIEZER CHAIM BEN DVORA, who was in a coma, is now able to drive. He has begun working around his house as a preparation to return to work. He is a plumber.
YOSEF YEHUDA BEN SULTANA, from Emanuel, is going through outpatient therapy for short term memory loss. He has not returned to work.
Some of the names from the Dec. 1st '01Ben Yehuda bombing:
ERAN BEN SIMA, injured in the BEN YEHUDA bombing, is still in outpatient rehab with improvements. He has some more head surgery ahead of him.
ADI BAT MOLLY, injured in the BEN YEHUDA bombing, is preparing to do a Seudat Hodayah soon but my source says she does not know how well Adi is functioning.
SHARON CHAIM BEN GILA is "celebrating" his 23rd birthday, today at Hadassah HAR HATZOFIM Hospital, still completely paralyzed except for his right hand. He asks almost without respite where he is, why he's there and what happened. (He has nail lodged in his brain that is inoperable.) His mother is opening a special account for the bed he needs. Meantime, all welcome donations can be sent to him at Sharon Chaim Mamon, 14 Sirotzkin Street, Romema, Jerusalem 94423.
MATANEL YECHEIL BEN ORNA, age 21, was shot in his hand in Hebron on August 23rd. I received the following message: Matanel got married last month, in a very joyous wedding! His hand however, is still in a special bandage/brace, with more therapy to go. I know that you take people off the list who are surely more injured than he is. In Hebron, our custom is to continue to pray for people until they have a complete recovery. Unfortunately, Matanel is still far from that point.
CHANA TOVA CHAYA BAT PESCHA, the 31 year old mother of a young girl, who was seriously injured in the Sbarro bomb blast the summer of '01 has passed a year of being unconscious. She is now staying off the respirator most of the time, except when there are complications like when she had pneumonia recently. She passed that but had fever last SHABBAT. Her body is still fighting though and we need to keep praying.
TZIPPORAH BAT TECHIYA, age 14 (now15), was seriously injured in a driveby shooting on August 5th, '01 when her mother was murdered, suffered a spinal injury, is back in school with a wheelchair.
Her father, SHIMON DAVID BEN CHANA GITTEL is now working. I received the following message about both of them: they are learning to go about their routines in their respective wheelchairs and are continuing to attend out-patient therapy. There is still room for improvement, and therefore, I would suggest keeping up the prayers for them.
NOA BAT ILANA's, the third of three women soldiers who were seriously injured when the Arab bus driver rammed into them at the bus stop, still suffers from her memory loss. Her father says that she is doing OK but not much improvement.
*ARIEL BEN LIA RIVKA, the baby from Atzmona who was attacked with mortar shells before PESACH '01, is now home and going to nursery school with an aide. He is no longer doing therapy in Jerusalem, rather in Sdederot and Beersheva, which is much closer and easier on him and the family.
SHLOMO BEN SHLOMIT, of Nerya (Tel Mon Bet), the father of three, was shot in the arm causing nerve damage is continuing to improve slowly.
*YOSEF BEN ESTHER, of Nerya (Tel Mon Bet), who was shot almost two years ago, is paralyzed. He is married and now living in Kfar Saba. He STILL needs our prayers.
DOVID HOVAV BEN DAGANIT, the soldier who was seriously injured in Alei Sinia is getting stronger all the time but his intestine has still not been taken care of. He won't have the surgery for another six months or so.

11 Comments:

Blogger ClooJew said...

This is too sad for words.

An important post.

3:13 PM  
Blogger mojoala said...

yes you are chattie, dayum you have about a million posts in one day.

more on serious note.

Do you think we should be in Iraq?

3:14 PM  
Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

Great post! I am crying.

BB

7:32 PM  
Blogger callieischatty said...

I want to make clear the list of names is from
http://www.terrorvictims.com/

abd U found that site from Elder of Zyons blog roll.

10:35 PM  
Blogger EXSENO said...

Good for you Callie, well done and very interesting!

6:39 AM  
Blogger fsgsf said...

Wow! Your post is awesome!!!!! Very eye opening!!

Good luck to you.

Peace!

NJ from NJ

3:54 PM  
Blogger MisFitToy said...

I prayed over each one. I really grieve over the removal of the settlers. Hamas is making the point, and 95% of the Palestinian people believe this, that they forced Israel via violence to withdraw from the West Bank. I tend to believe them over the Palestinian leadership. There are two celebrations planned. 1.7 million dollars by the Palestinian Authority with dancing and rejoicing and one with Hamas parading weapons of terrorism as they celebrate their victory.
As I pray over these innocent victims, I wonder why Sharon has turned his back on his people and their land and shrugged off the continual suffering of the victims.
I also detest the US politicos of my own party who have pushed Sharon to do this.
Mercy...

10:34 PM  
Blogger Deep Purple said...

sometimes indeed the lucky ones are dead.

11:16 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Tears are welling up in my eyes as well.

May they continue to heal, and all strength be given to them and their families.

12:47 PM  
Blogger It's My Life said...

Very moving...they are in my prayers.

12:54 PM  
Blogger BEN ZAB said...

All sane people grieve when they hear of aimless and killings of the innocent.
Sharon has not backed but is trying to see peace come to the middle east. It would be a welcome step for Sharon has seen that killing of Palestinian did not work. Now he expects, may be, concession may work.
I am a Pakistani and a Muslim and this is how I feel about the new Gaza move. I just pray that peace comes to the area. In fact all of us should pray to God for the success of Sharon's efforts. BEN ZAB

7:52 PM  

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