Terrorist Attacks

Saturday, September 6, 1986 at 9:17AM

Ruthless Terrorist Attack to Neve Shalom Synagogue!

On Saturday, September 6, 1986, at 9:17AM, some foreign terrorists armed with hand grenades and machineguns attacked our coreligionists during their Shabbat prayers in Neve Shalom Synagogue. During the terror attack where 22 people lost their lives in a matter of minutes, the terrorists had also died due to the bombs exploding in their hands.

Miraculously, Jak Samrano, Gabi Saul, Yusuf Levi, Eliya Dana and Moiz Bitiren were able to survive. Those who lost their lives in the attack were buried in a memorial area in the Ashkenazi Cemetery in Ulus following a funeral ceremony held in Neve Shalom on Wednesday, September 10, 1986.

The synagogue was restored within a short period of time and reopened to service with an emotional ceremony attended by a big crowd and high officials on Wednesday, May 20, 1987. The bullet and bomb traces on the marble on the upper left corner of the Ehal were not repaired and left there to remember that day of sorrow.

VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK

 

David BEHAR (Rabbi)

Aşer ERGÜN (Hazzan)

Daniel Daryo BARUH (Gabbai)

Eliyezer HARA (Gabbai)

Yuda Leon ATALAY (Shamash)

Dr. Moiz ŞAUL

Leon Levi MUSAOĞLU

Mirza Ağajan BABAZADEH

Rafael Rafi NASSIMIHA

Binyamin ERESKANAZİ

Avraam ESKENAZİ

Jozef ALHALEL

İsak BAROKAS

Bensiyon LEVİ

Salamon ANGEL

Şalom ÇİTTONE

İbrahim ERGÜN

İsak GERŞON

Robert İ. ÖZFİS

Moiz LEVİ

Yako MATALON

Sefanya ŞENKAL

Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 9:14AM

Second Ruthless Terrorist Attack to Neve Shalom Synagogue!

On Saturday, November 15, 2003, another malicious attack during Shabbat prayers. That morning, two truck bombs were detonated, one in front of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Şişli and another in front of the Neve Shalom Synagogue at 9:14 am.

The synagogues were not highly damaged due to security measures taken after the terrorist attack in 1986. However, it inflicted a great damage to the surrounding buildings, members of the community and shopkeepers who were in the neighboring streets. 18 people lost their lives and a large number of people were injured.

A pit of three meters in diameter and two meters deep formed at the site of the explosion.

Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 9:16AM

Ruthless Terrorist Attack to Şişli Synagogue!

The second truck blast that happened only two minutes later severely damaged the Beth Israel synagogue in the district of Şişli. Here also, the surrounding buildings were severely damaged and 5 people lost their lives.

Thus, the number of people who lost their lives in both attacks added up to 23, and the number of injured people was over 600. Our coreligionists who lost their lives in the explosion were buried in the mausoleum in the Ashkenazi Cemetery after the funeral held on November 18, 2003.

VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK

 

Ahmet ÖZDOĞAN

Anette RUBİNSTEİN TALU

Anna RUBİNSTEİN

Avram VAROL

Berta ÖZDOĞAN

Bülent BOSTANOĞLU

(Policeman)

Emin T. YAKUPOĞLU

(Observer)

Fasıl SÜSLÜ

Hakan YÜKSEL

İsrael Yoel ÜLÇER

Kaya KAYA

Mehmet ERUŞ

Mehmet ATEŞ

(Observer)

Mesut GÜROL

Murat ŞAHİN

Mustafa YENİER

(Observer)

Naşit GÜREL

(Observer)

Nurettin AYDIN

Oğuz KIZILIRMAK

Ömer YAZAR

Saadet GÜNEŞ

Serkan BALCI

(Observer)

Yona ROMANO

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VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK

 

David BEHAR (Rabbi)Aşer ERGÜN (Hazzan)Daniel Daryo BARUH (Gabbai)Eliyezer HARA (Gabbai)Yuda Leon ATALAY (Shamash)Dr. Moiz ŞAULLeon Levi MUSAOĞLUMirza Ağajan BABAZADEHRafael Rafi NASSIMIHABinyamin ERESKANAZİAvraam ESKENAZİJozef ALHALELİsak BAROKASBensiyon LEVİSalamon ANGELŞalom ÇİTTONEİbrahim ERGÜNİsak GERŞONRobert İ. ÖZFİSMoiz LEVİYako MATALONSefanya ŞENKAL

VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK

Ahmet ÖZDOĞANAnette RUBİNSTEİN TALUAnna RUBİNSTEİNAvram VAROLBerta ÖZDOĞANBülent BOSTANOĞLU (Policeman)Emin T. YAKUPOĞLU (Observer)Fasıl SÜSLÜHakan YÜKSELİsrael Yoel ÜLÇERKaya KAYAMehmet ERUŞMehmet ATEŞ (Observer)Mesut GÜROLMurat ŞAHİNMustafa YENİER (Observer)Naşit GÜREL (Observer)Nurettin AYDINOğuz KIZILIRMAKÖmer YAZARSaadet GÜNEŞSerkan BALCI (Observer)Yona ROMANO