20-year-old woman killed by Palestinian mass murderer

Faces of the Victims has published the story of Moran Shushan, a 20-year-old Israeli woman, who was deliberately murdered by a homicide bomber from the Palestinian terrorist group "Hamas":

Moran Shushan, 20 Murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
The bus was traveling on the city's main Moriah Boulevard near the Carmel Center, on the way to Haifa University, when the blast turned the bus into a charred wreck and scattered bodies along the road. The suicide bomber, who had boarded the bus, had the bomb strapped to his body, laden with metal shrapnel in order to maximize the number of injuries. A total of 17 people were killed and 53 injured.

Moran Shushan was on her way to visit a friend and suffered extensive burns and serious injuries to her lungs, heart and eyes in the explosion. She remained unconscious and succumbed to her wounds six days later.

Moran's twin sister Sivan said at her Rambam Hospital bedside: "I don't believe that Moran will die. She is resting now, but she is strong and will come back to us." Her mother Rahel, after hearing of the extent of her injuries from the doctors, only hoped that God would take pity on her and end her suffering.

Moran completed her studies at the Hannah Szenes ORT School in Haifa and then opted for national service in a health clinic instead of army service. Her family described her as a very sociable girl, who loved to dance, especially salsa. A former classmate described her as beautiful, smart and funny. Her sister Mira related how Moran's boyfriend would drive her everywhere. On the day of the bombing, he let her take the bus.

Moran Shushan will be buried in Haifa. She is survived by her mother Rahel, her twin sister Sivan, and two older sisters - Mira and Sharona. Her father passed away several years ago.

After a Palestinian freak from the Islamic Jihad, Hamas, or Arafatís Al-Aksa brigades blows himself up inside an Israeli bus or restaurant, the media will report on the number of killed.

We sometimes forget the injured, particularly those in critical condition. Theyíll suffer horrible pains similar to what Moran had to go through - with serious injuries to her lungs, heart and eyes. During the days following a homicide bombing the injured will fight for their lives.

Unfortunately, in Moranís case, the fight was lost.

For more information on this massacre executed by the Palestinian mass murderer, click here. For a full list of homicide bombings, click here.

Posted by David Melle
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My family and me sympathize with the victims of senseless murders and their families. They shall not be forgotten.

Posted by: Ephialtes at July 7, 2003 10:29 AM

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