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Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The story of Tzippy Cohen

Australian survived Hillel Cafe Bombing and 9/11
Tzippy Cohen, 25 years old, of Melbourne Australia, was in the Hillel Cafe Tuesday night, when a Palestinian terrorist blew himself up to murder seven people and wound scores of others.

Cohen had been careful, hadn't ridden a bus, had taken a cab there, went inside, to the back of the cafe for safety reasons. She had just ordered coffee and was sitting down with two Australian friends, Rochelle Rostkier and Tova Ross, when the blast hit. They ran for their lives, scrambling through a blown-out window at the back of Cafe Hillel.

Caption: "Bystanders in shock leave the scene of a suicide bombing
at a Jerusalem cafe, late Tuesday Sept. 9, 2003." (JPost/AP)

Cohen had to have surgery to remove shrapnel from her back, and is due to be released 9/11.

Tzippy Cohen (left), her sister Miriam and Tova Ross
in Bikur Holim Hospital in Jerusalem. Picture: Ed O'Loughlin, smh.com.au

9/11 two years ago, Ms. Cohen was in New York - just blocks from the World Trade Center - when Arab Islamist suicide attackers flew two planes into the twin towers. Read her story.

See also Jerusalem Police on High Alert Following Terror Attacks at CNSnews.com.