In March 2011, a terrorist bomb was detonated at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing a British tourist and injuring dozens more. One of the injured, a 14-year-old Israeli girl named Hodaya Asulin, spent the past six years in a coma. And now, Jacob Magid sadly tells us at The Times of Israel, Hodaya has passed away:
Hodaya Asulin had been heading home to the Mevo Horon settlement when a bomb hidden in a backpack exploded at a bus stop outside the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
The blast killed British national Mary Jean Gardner and injured dozens of passersby.
In November 2013, a military court in the West Bank sentenced Palestinian Hussein Ali Qawasmeh to life in prison for orchestrating the terror bombing.
Asulin, who was 14 at the time of the attack, had been unconscious for the six and a half years since, receiving round-the-clock care from family, friends and volunteers.
She succumbed to her wounds early in the morning at the Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem
“Her fight for her life inspired people to do so much good over these past six and a half years. It’s impossible to describe,” her uncle Rafi Asulin told The Times of Israel...
Please keep the safety of Israel and her people in your prayers, as well as the mourning loved ones of this precious girl. May her memory be a blessing.