The stories behind the names

The rich and varied lives which tragically ended Monday morning.

By DANIEL BEN-TAL
December 5, 2005 22:20
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The five fatalities in the Netanya suicide bombing were identified on Monday evening as Alexandra Zrnitzki, 65, from Netanya, Eliyah Rosen, 38, from Bat Hefer, Daniel Golani, 45, from Nahariya, Haim Amram, 26, from Netanya and Keinan Tsuami, 20, from Petah Tikva. Haim Amram Amram, a security guard at the Hasharon mall for several years, stopped the suicide bomber from killing many more innocent bystanders by blocking him with his body and pulling the terrorist in the direction of a wall to distance him from his target. Amram, who was responsible for security patrols around the mall, was working as a security guard the previous time the mall was attacked by a suicide bomber, but was not hurt in that attack. Hundreds of well-wishers turned up at the Amram family household on Monday afternoon, as news of the tragedy filtered through Netanya. A graduate of the Sinai high school, he later studied at a yeshiva. Amram, who regularly worked out at the Wingate Institute, was described by friends as quiet and modest. Having completed his matriculation examinations last year, Amram intended to study psychology. In the past year, he reportedly moved in with his girlfriend, whom he intended to marry next summer. Daniel Golani Naharia policemen had the unpleasant job on Monday afternoon of informing Daniel Golani's wife Ronit that he had been killed in the suicide attack. Two policemen escorted her, together with Golani's business partner and neighbor David Bezeq, to the Abu Kabir Forensics Institute to identify the body. Golani owned three clothing stores called 'Hasderah' in Naharia, Acre and Kiryat Bialik. His sisters and parents live in Netanya, and he planned to expand his business by opening a new outlet in the shopping mall where he tragically met his death. Nahariya is in the grips of a tense local election campaign and is due to elect a new mayor on Tuesday, but the town was subdued last night following the news that the popular shopkeeper had been killed. Golani was a leading activist in the campaign to re-elect ousted mayor Ron Frumer. "This is a great loss for the town, his family and friends," said a tearful Frumer, who last met with Golani on Sunday evening to discuss their election day activities. Naharia municipal councilor David Rosen related that Golani was well known in the town for his benevolence to those in need and trustworthiness. "The whole town is in mourning," added Deputy Mayor Zion Lankri, who knew Golani well. Golani, described as a reliable family man, is survived by his wife and three daughters. Eliyah Rosen Rosen, an educational psychologist and mother of three children aged 12, 9 and 5, was due to start a new job as a project manager next week. She traveled to the mall on Monday morning to buy clothes for her new job. Rosen grew up in Ramat Aviv, graduated the Alliance high school and studied psychology at Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is survived by her husband Gadi and three children. Alexandra Zrnitzki Alexandra immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine in 1997. She is survived by her son, Andrei. Alexandra will be laid to rest on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Havatikim cemetery in Netanya.

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