Israeli Teen Wounded in 2011 Jerusalem Terror Attack Dies of Injuries

Hodaya Asulin was waiting at a bus stop when an explosive device detonated near her; she never regained consciousness

Hodaya Asulin
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A woman who sustained head injuries in a terror attack in Jerusalem in 2011 succumbed to her wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center on Wednesday. 

Hodaya Asulin, who was 14 at the time of the attack, never regained consciousness after explosives hidden in a suitcase detonated where she was waiting at a bus stop opposite the Jerusalem International Convention Center in March 2011. A British woman was killed in the attack and dozens of others were injured.

Asulin, of the West Bank settlement of Mevo Horon, was waiting for a bus when the explosion occurred, sustaining serious head injuries. Over the past two weeks, her condition deteriorated and she died at 2 A.M. on Tuesday night. Her funeral has been scheduled for Wednesday in Mevo Horon.

The scene of the 2011 terrorist attack opposite the Jerusalem Convention Center
Emil Salman

The British victim, 59-year-old Mary Jean Gardner, was a student at Hebrew University of Jerusalem at the time. She died of her injuries shortly after the attack. She was studying biblical Hebrew and historical geography at the university and was living in the university dorms.