The Hebrew University of Jerusalem held a memorial service on July 31, 2017, to honor and remember those who were killed and injured 15 years ago in a terrorist attack at the Mount Scopus campus. The ceremony was attended by leadership, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the Hebrew University, at Nancy Reagan Plaza near the site of the attack. Among the dignitaries who participated in the event was Ambassador Hélène Le Gal, France’s first female ambassador to Israel, who delivered remarks in Hebrew.

Laying a memorial wreath, front row, left to right: Hebrew University President, Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson; French Ambassador to Israel, Helene Le Gal; Hebrew University Rector and President-elect, Prof. Asher Cohen. (Photo: Hebrew University)

Nine students and staff members were killed in the bombing of the cafeteria in 2002:

  • Benjamin Blutstein
  • Marla Bennett
  • Revital Barashi
  • David Gritz
  • David Diego Ladowski
  • Janis Ruth Coulter
  • Dina Carter
  • Levina Shapira
  • Daphna Spruch

You can learn more about the event on the Hebrew University website.