Description: On January 22, 1995, a leisurely Sunday morning, Israeli soldiers gathered around the Beit Lid bus station in northern Israel waiting for transport to their army bases. A Palestinian terrorist, disguised as an Israeli soldier and loaded with a twenty-pound bomb belt, coldly positioned himself as close as possible to a large group of soldiers and activated the bomb.
A second terrorist, also disguised as an Israeli soldier, calmly waited until rescuers rushed in to help the first casualties before activating his bomb as well, reaping the maximum number
of casualties. Hundreds were wounded and 22 young Israelis lost their lives.
This fictionalized account of the real-life events includes interviews with a number of the victim s families, woven into a lyrical novel that portrays the wider effects of terrorism on the nation s citizens, and gives insight into the strength of the human spirit to go on in the face of tragedy.
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