The human cost of terror


Heart-wrenching story (via Jewish+/- Irani) about Yosef from Iran, married to Lydia from Morocco, both of them deaf. Their lives were shattered by a suicide bombing in Israel. (With thanks: Albert)

Please watch this presentation about the victims of terror in Israel, from aish.com. Each and every one of these lives has been shattered to no end, and the pain is immeasurable.

Please pay special attention to entry number 2, the story of Yosef and Lydia Hakali. Yosef is a deaf Jewish Iranian who moved to Israel. Not only was he the victim of a suicide bombing; he survived the blast, but was subsequently attacked by the suspecting bystanders: he was mistaken as the perpetrator because he looks Middle Eastern. Days before the terror attack his wife, who is also deaf ,was preparing for her travel to Montreal for treatment of other serious medical complications, but she did not go.

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