Five Israeli victims of Bulgaria terror attack named

Interior Ministry identifies Itzik Colangi, 28, Amir Menashe, 28, Maor Harosh, 25, Elior Price, 26, and Kochava Shriki, 44 as victims; coffins expected to land for IDF ceremony; last three wounded Israelis return.

July 19, 2012 22:03
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5 Israeli Victims of Bulgaria Bus Bomb

Bulgaria Victims (370). (photo credit: Channel 10)

The Interior Ministry released on Thursday the names of the five Israelis murdered in a suicide bombing in Bulgaria Wednesday: Itzik Colangi, 28, Amir Menashe, 28, Elior Price, 26, Maor Harosh, 25, and Kochava Shriki, 44.

An IAF plane carrying the bodies left Bulgaria Thursday night. Their funerals are scheduled to take place on Friday.

They were being transferred to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva and Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Brigadier-General (Brig.-Gen.) Dr. Itzik Kreiss commended the Bulgarian medical services for fully cooperating with Israeli doctors. He also credited the hospitals with saving the lives of some of the victims.

“It’s not always nice to be Israeli, but this is a country that knows, within 24 hours, how to bring back all of her wounded and injured from every place in the world, it makes it a little easier,” said Kreiss.

Kreiss, who accompanied the first flight from Bulgaria, said the injuries were consistent with other bus bombings, including broken limbs, cuts, burns, and multiple injuries. Kreiss added that he did not see any children under the age of 18 but could not confirm there were no children injured. Kreiss said that some of the people were in a good mental state and some were less good. “Unfortunately, it’s the same mental state as we have seen in many instances that this has happened here,” he said. 

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