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Thursday, January 29, 2004


The names of nine victims have been released:
Avraham Albert Blachson, 29;

Natalia Gamril, 50;

Viorel Floresco, 41;

Rose Bohe, 39;

Dana Itah, 24;

Chana Anya Bonder, 38;

Baruch Matziashvilli, 38;

Eli Tzfira, 47, all from Jerusalem, and

Yehezkel Yisser Goldberg, 42, father of 11 children from Beitar-Ilit.
Dana Itah is to be buried in Jerusalem's Kehillot Yisrael cemetery at 9:30pm Thursday.

Eli Tzfira was buried in the capital's Shamgar cemetery at 5:30pm Thursday.

Thirty-one of the wounded are still in hospitals around Jerusalem. Twelve people are listed in very serious condition... Two of the wounded, ages 73 and 13, are in critical condition and are fighting for their lives. Deputy manager of Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, Ovadia Shemesh, said to Channel Two he believes that the two patients will pull through.

It was the 29th suicide bombing in the capital's history. Israel's response to Thursday's attack will be painful, Channel One reported officials as saying.