Funeral for terror victim who succumbed to her wounds 7 years after suicide bombing in Jerusalem
The funeral of Hodaya Nechama Asulin, who was seriously injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem in 2011, took place on Wednesday afternoon in the Jewish community of Mevo Horon in Binyamin.
Hodaya passed away overnight after almost seven years. She entered a coma after being wounded in a 2011 terrorist attack in Jerusalem and never awoke.
Hodaya’s mother Michal eulogized her daughter. “You were given to us as a gift twice, once 21 years ago and again seven years ago. You made peace with your torments. It’s as if you said, “Whatever G-d Almighty does is fine with me,'” Michal said.
“G-d chose you to be a soldier for the Israeli people. You were tormented for the people of Israel and granted countless people at home and abroad the privilege to read Tehillim (Psalms—ed) in your honor,” the deceased’s mother continued.
Hodaya remained under constant supervision since her injury, but her condition took a turn for the worse in the past two weeks. The attack—which was carried out when a Muslim terrorist detonated an explosive device near a payphone—also claimed the life a 59-year-old British tourist. Dozens of others were wounded.
Hodaya’s father Eliyahu read Psalms in her memory and then gave a eulogy of his own. “Thanks to Hodaya we held Torah lessons at home and many young people grew stronger in their faith. She taught us how much you can positively influence the youth,” he said.