Thursday, March 3, 2011

Remembering with flowers

Today I saw bunches of flowers stuck into the plaque on the wall of the Generali Building on Jaffa Road.
I looked more closely and found the date 3.3.1996.
So, today is the 15th anniversary of the death of the 19 people named on the plaque.
A terrorist's bomb exploded on their bus.
There are many such memorial signs all around Jerusalem that list victims' names and the number of the bus route.
Most are from the bad old days of suicide bombers during the first and second intifadas.


diane b said...

It must be so sad for their families, even today!

Anonymous said...

made me silent. may love negate time and distance.

please have a good friday.

daily athens

Cloudia said...

This post says it all-

Imua Israel!

Aloha from Waikiki

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Hels said...

What a diabolical comment on the human race when families lose their children, spouses and parents to bombs placed in crowded buses and trains.

Spouse and I were in a Jerusalem hotel in 1996 and we were woken up by an enormous explosion in the street below, a few hundred metres down the street. We could not see peoples faces but we could see the destroyed bus, the bodies everywhere and the devastated citizens.

We had no relatives or friends in that massacre, but it changed our lives forever.

Reader Wil said...

How sad that people are so consumed by hatred that they should keep killing and hurting. When will it ever stop?

Kay said...

This is so very sad, Dina.

VP said...

It is good to see some flowers there...

Robin said...

My stomach clenches just thinking about those days, may they never EVER return.

Rayna Eliana said...

So sad, so sad. Lovely tribute through your photo.