Israeli Sbarro bombing victim dies after 22 years in coma

Chana Nachtenberg died on Wednesday, nearly 22 years after the Palestinian suicide bomber Sbarro Pizza Place Bombedputting him in a vegetative state.

New York-born Nachtenberg, née Finer, was 31 when the bombings occurred. Their two-year-old daughter Sarah was one of the few who narrowly escaped the attack.

Izz al-Din Shuhail al-Masri bombed a Sabro pizza place on the bustling corner of King George Street and Jaffa Road in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001, killing 15 people, including seven children and a pregnant woman, and injuring 130. were injured.

The bomb he had taken to the restaurant had spikes that were meant to inflict additional injuries.

Al-Masri’s accomplice was Ahlam at-Tamimi, who chose the location for the attack. Tamimi was convicted and given 16 life sentences, but was released in a prisoner exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Ahlam Tamimi, who was sentenced to 16 life terms for his involvement in the 2001 suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem, embraces his father, who was released from prison in Israel, at Amman airport in 2011 had come to welcome him. (Credits: Muhammad Hameed/Reuters)

Tamimi is one of the FBI’s “most wanted terrorist,” and his poster says he is “armed and considered dangerous.” The FBI poster offers a reward of up to $5 million asking for tips.

However, his location is known. she lives in Jordan, where she hosts a talk show on a Hamas-affiliated television channel. Jordan has refused to extradite him.