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Twice Blessed: Bus Victim Also Survived 2001 Sbarro Bombing

Earlier we told you about 15-year-old Eden, the girl who was seriously injured in the Jerusalem bus bombing. Now, Arutz Sheva's Hezki Baruch tells us that as a toddler, Eden also survived the devastating Sbarro bombing during the Second Intifada:

Eden survived another terror attack earlier in her life: the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing. The bombing remains one of the deadliest terror attacks in Israel’s history, and it took place during the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War. 15 people were killed in the Sbarro attack, including five members of the Schijveschuurder family from the community of Neria in Binyamin.

"We have had two miracles," Haim noted. "My daughter is modest and humble, and I think these miracles happened to us because of the mitzvot (good deeds - ed.) she does."

In 2001, he said, Eden was "two or three years old and in her stroller."

"I wanted to buy her pizza at Sbarro, but there was a long line, so I waited on Yafo street - and after a few steps (away) I heard the explosion, I looked back and saw the smoke," he said. "I was very frightened and realized that we were lucky to have escaped; I ran to her side and we returned to her mother."

"And now, this is a second miracle," he continued. "If the bomb had been a bit bigger, then the situation would have been different."

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