Rabbi Mordechai Laufer
Summary: rabbinical scholar who had been hospitalized in critical condition for nearly a month from horrific injuries suffered in the August 19 Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing that killed 20 passengers and seriously wounded over 130 others as a Hamas suicide bomber detonated massive explosives inside the crowded double-length bus carrying Orthodox Jews from a visit to the Western Wall in the capital's Schmuel HaNavi neighborhood, in which the attack became the 100th Palestinian suicide bombing against Israeli civilians since the latest round of fighting began in September 2000.
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a suicide bomb blast
Died: September 5, 2003
Location: Jerusalem, Israel