Sunday, March 20, 2016

Israelis Killed In Suicide Bombing in Turkey

Turkish officials said three Israelis were among the five people killed in a suicide bombing that rocked a main pedestrian thoroughfare in the heart of Istanbul on Saturday. At least 11 Israelis were among the 36 injured in the explosion.

Turkish authorities identified another of the people killed as an Iranian national.

Simcha Dimri, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman are identified as the Israeli fatalities in Saturday's suicide bombing attack in the Turkish city.

According to an Israeli official, two Israeli citizens killed in the suicide bombing in Istanbul were dual nationals, holding US citizenship as well.

The bodies of the Israelis killed in the terror attack were due to be repatriated to Israel on Sunday.

Earlier on Sunday morning, a delegation of Israeli medical and emergency workers returned from Turkey early Sunday with some of the Israeli citizens who were wounded in a deadly suicide bombing Saturday in Istanbul. Two planes carrying five Israeli casualties suffering light-to-moderate wounds arrived early Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport.

Magen David Adom medical teams evacuated the wounded to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. Also on Sunday, the IDF said it had sent another delegation including Home Front Command forces and Air Force and medical corps to Turkey to run an operating room and air lift wounded Israeli back home.

Six Israelis remained hospitalized in Turkey as of about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Moment of suicide blast in central Istanbul

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Five wounded Israelis arrive from Turkey

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