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Eilat victims named

by: Ahuva Mamos, - Last updated: 2007-01-30

Eilat bombing

Eilat bombing

The names of the casualties in Monday's terror attack in Eilat have been released. Eilat residents Michael Ben Sadon, 27, Emil Almaliach, 32, and Israel Samoliya, 26 were killed in the suicide bombing.

Ben Sadon and Almaliach were business partners who owned the bakery in which the bombing took place. Samoliya was an employee of the bakery.

Ben Sadon left behind a wife and an 8-month-old son. Almaliach left behind a wife and two daughters aged two and four. Samoliya’s family lives in Miami and was notified of his death.

Channel 10's news edition broadcast a video showing the last moments before the blast, as was recorded by a security camera in a nearby restaurant.

The video shows the suicide bomber, dressed in a red shirt, making his way towards the bakery, and a few seconds later activating the explosive device.

At the time of the attack there were only three people in the bakery, and all three were killed.

Police believe the bomber detonated his device earlier than planed for fear that he had been spotted.

Heli Azulay, the manager of a supermarket near the bakery told Ynet, "I arrived at work at 8:30…a short time later there was an explosion, I got a hit from the refrigerator from the impact. I left running and screaming 'The bakery has exploded,' me and Orel from the falafel stand ran the other way."

Reproduced with permission: Ynet