Terror victim’s family: State abandoned us
Sister of 26-year-old Lior (Eliyahu) Anidzar, who died early Saturday one month after sustaining critical injuries in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station says ‘It’s sad that no government or municipal representative came by to visit. I guess they’re too busy to make time for comforting us. This is the country we live in. Believe me, we should get up and leave this country’
The family of 26-year-old Lior (Eliyahu) Anidzar, who died Saturday after sustaining critical wounds in the April terror attack at Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station, said the State had abandoned them.
“We are poor; we live in a bad neighborhood, so no one came to visit,” Lior’s mother Ivon said. “Lior went in and out of surgery and no one called; but before the elections they come to your doorstep.”
'Their wedding was an absolute dream.' Lior and Maya. (Photo reproduction: Ofer Amram)
His sister Dalia added: “It’s sad that no government or municipal representative came by to visit. I guess they’re too busy to make time for comforting us. This is the country we live in. Believe me, we should get up and leave this country.”
'We realized how many people loved him'
Lior, described by family members as a happy-go-lucky type of man, married Maya just 13 days before the terror attack, which claimed the lives of nine other people.
“Their wedding was an absolute dream,” Lior’s father Yossi said. “So many people came to celebrate that I was afraid Lior wouldn’t be able to pay for it. I felt as though he had realized my dream.”
The family described the past month as “living between hope and desperation,” even though doctors gave a Lior a “less than one percent chance” of surviving.
“We were deluding ourselves this entire time, even though he never had a chance,” Ivon said. “The male nurse said that when Lior arrived at the hospital he opened his eyes and said ‘save me, save me’. He wanted to live.
“I never left his bedside during the entire period of his hospitalization,” she said. “His friends were also by his bedside the entire time. I do not have the words to thank them. I can say that we got to know the real Lior only after his injury; we realized how many people loved him.”