NETANYA, Israel - Families who lost loved ones in the March 2002 suicide bombing at the Park Hotel in Netanya will dedicate a Torah scroll in their memory.
Thirty Israelis were killed and 140 injured in the attack, many of whom were participating in a Passover Seder at the hotel.
Thirty-five families will walk with the Torah to the hotel synagogue on Tuesday evening, dancing and singing as they make their way along the city streets.
Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and Netanya Mayor Miriam Fierberg-Ikar will attend the dedication. Rabbi Lau now serves as chief rabbi of Tel Aviv.
Meanwhile, a little over two weeks ago, an elite Israel Defense Forces Border Police unit arrested one of the masterminds of the Park Hotel bombing.
Senior Hamas terrorists Muhammad Hawish and his aide Adnan Samara were captured in a home in the Arab village of Zurif and transported to the Shin Bet (General Security Agency) for interrogation.
Besides the horrific hotel bombing, both Hawish and Samara have been involved in numerous terror-related activities for years.
Source: The Jerusalem Post