Ido Ben-Ari, 42, from Ramat Gan, was sitting with his wife and two children in the popular Benedict breakfast restaurant when Ido was killed, his wife was injured and is still hospitalized. Reut, Ido’s sister, said that when the family arrived at the restaurant their son did not want to sit in the selected location, but in the end gave in. Ido was a reservist in an elite IDF unit. His brother said that Ido was a wonderful brother and a beloved father. He worked in a senior position at Coca-Cola and he was very popular with all his colleagues.
Mila Mishayev, 33, was engaged to be married. She was seated in Max Brenner cafe with a friend and was waiting for her fiancee. She suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and even managed even to call a friend and relayed what had happened. Sh died from loss of blood. Mila’s home town mayor said that the city’s social workers are in contact with the parents of Mila, to assist them in this difficult time.
Dr. Michael Feige, 58 from Ramat Gan, was a sociologist and anthropologist and was head of the Israeli studies at the Ben-Gurion University. He has published several books and was winner of the “Society for Israeli Studies” for the best book of 2010. He is survived by his wife Nurit and three daughters. His colleagues at the University were shocked by his death.
Ilana Nava, 39, from Tel Aviv, is survived by her husband and four daughters, who will now have to cope with the loss of their mother. A neighbor said, “Ilana was the world’s best woman who cared lovingly for her household and her children and she often took care of my children. Her door was always open. I’m shocked…..” Ilana’s husband, Alon, a policeman, and the daughters are trying to cope with this tragedy. A relative said, “Alon knew his wife was there, and when she did not answer her phone, he immediately drove to the Sarona complex. When he did not find her, he was sent to the hospital. There he received the sad news of the death of his wife. This morning a social worker came to look after the daughters.”
Since the beginning of the current wave of terror, which began in September last year, 38 innocent Israelis have lost their lives and over 500 have been wounded.