Avraham Goldman, Yonatan Shor and Simcha Damri named as Israeli victims killed in Istanbul blast

Avraham Goldman, 69, was named on Sunday morning as the third Israeli victim killed in a suicide bombing attack in Istanbul on Saturday.

The daughter of the Ramat Hasharon resident flew to Turkey on Saturday to work to return her father’s body to Israel.


Earlier Sunday, Yonatan Shor, 40, from Tel Aviv was named as the second Israeli victim killed in the deadly blast.

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Shor had been on vacation with his wife, Inbal, in the Turkish city on the occasion of his birthday. Inbal was wounded in the attack. The couple has two children.


Shor was raised on Kibbutz Shiller in central Israel. He had served in the IDF’s Military Police Corps and received a law degree before working in the high-tech industry.

Simcha Damri, 60, from Dimona has been identified as one of the Israelis killed in Saturday’s deadly suicide blast on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street.


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.

Along with the Israelis killed in the attack, Washington said two Americans had been killed and a Turkish official said one victim was Iranian, suggesting that some of the dead may have had dual nationality.

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