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42-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Was Killed In Burgas Terror Attack after Years of Struggling With Infertility

July 19, 2012 6:12 pm 3 comments

Kochava Chriqui discovered she was pregnant only hours before she was killed in the horrific terror attack in Bulgaria. Photo: Screenshot.

An Israeli woman who had received the news that she was pregnant the morning of her flight to Bulgaria was among the victims killed in yesterday’s terror attack at the Burgas airport according to Israel’s Channel 2 news.

Kochava and her husband Itzik Chriqui left on vacation for three days to Bulgaria. On the day of the flight, it was revealed that she was finally pregnant after attempting unsuccessfully to have a child for four years. Her husband suffered from minor injuries and returned to Israel to receive treatment.

Her sister was shocked when she received the tragic news of Kochava’s death that afternoon, as they waited for Itzik at Ben Gurion airport.

“Those evil murderers. She is a 42-year-old pregnant woman. Two of them went, her and her baby. They were just going away for a three-day vacation and they had to return in a coffin” said one of Kochava’s sisters, Yael Mored, in anguish.

“She was our little sister,” added another sister of Kochava. “She had no children and got pregnant after four years of treatment. The day she left for the trip, she received the news that she was pregnant.”

“She got in touch with me around 2:30 and said she arrived on board of the plane,” reported Yael. “When I heard about the terror attack, I told my husband “it could not be her.”

Members of Kochava’s family also reported on Itzik’s condition. “When it was first reported, it was said that he lost consciousness,” said Yael. “My husband told me that he spoke with Itzik who said that he was flying and lost connection, and we did not hear from Kochava. Until four in the morning we had a flicker of hope until we saw that she was not on the injured list, we realized the worst had happened.”

3 Comments

  • When the massacre occured in the theatre in Colorado commencing the 9 Days of mourning for the destruction of our Temples, I was struck by 2 observations. The first was that the victims were all young, which always makes it more painful (notwithstanding that each life is equally precious).
    The second, was the story of a young woman who escaped being killed a few weeks earlier at a shooting rampage in Toronto. When describing her narrow escape (the first-time), she commented “my time hadn`t come”.
    Would that mean that a few weeks later “her time” had come ?
    Of course not.
    And now look at this story! Could it get any more painful than this ?
    Its as if G-d is going out of his way to iflict maximum pain ! Not only on the Jewish people, but on our American friends.
    And its hard to console mourners over tragedies that occur for no obvious reason.
    But these 2 attacks occured in the same week, going right into the 9 days.
    So thats a statement no-one can refute.
    We also know how our Holy Rebbe warned us about the dangers of not securing our spiritual (Mi Yehudi), and physical (Shlemos H`Aretz ) boundaries.
    Never has there been such apathy in Israel about “Mi Yehudi”.
    And never has there been an Administartion in the U.S. so indifferent to the safety and well-being of the Holy-Land.
    The Talmud informs us that when the leaders (or governments) are evil, the righteous suffer.

  • ISRAEL MUST RETALIATE IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS! IF IRAN IS BEHIND THE TERROR ATTACK LET IT FEEL ISRAEL’S WRATH.

  • Heartbreaking

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