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Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Pray for Hadar

Tova Bahat, center, mourns the loss of her husband, Zvi (Tziki) at his funeral at Kibbutz Afek yesterday.

Tova Bahat buried her husband on Tuesday, and their three-year-old son Hadar is fighting for his life in hospital, in critical condition. from IsraelInsider:
"Tziki, my love, one last request I have of you," Tova Bahat said as she eulogized her husband. "Our Hadar is fighting for his life. Give him the strength to overcome this. Watch over him from above and bring him back home, my wonderful baby."

In tearful interviews with the Israeli media, Tova, 35, said that she and Tziki had made plans to move to a new house, to expand their growing family. "How could our plans have changed so suddenly?" she cried.

Tova is determined to save her son, and to make life easier for her daughter, Inbar, 5, who was lightly injured in the bombing. "My son is in very, very serious condition. Unfortunately, a piece of shrapnel lodged in his head and caused very serious brain injuries. The doctors are doing all they can to save him, but there is still a long way to go. I ask everybody, please pray, send us good energy and light so that he can recover."
I'm not sure if it's the same person, but there are photographs of Israel by a "Tsvi Bahat" at artlink.com, part of something called International Young Art 2003.
Pray for Galit, Adi and Oren
Social workers at Haifa's Rambam Hospital said they dreaded the moment when Galit Shtier would regain consciousness. They knew they had to tell her that her parents, her brother, her son and her nephew had all been killed in the suicide bombing. "It was one of the most difficult moments ever," they said, quoted in Maariv.

Galit is listed in serious condition, as are niece and nephew Adi and Oren Almog. On Tuesday, Adi Almog was disconnected from a respirator, a sign that her condition had improved. Her mother, Orly, is hospitalized in Rambam's orthopedics ward.
Pray for Avner, Roi and Diana
Avner Sofrin and his children Roi and Diana were released from the hospital on Tuesday. Their wife and mother, Irena Sofrin, 38, of Kiryat Bialik, was one of the nineteen victims of the suicide bombing.