Injured Diplomat’s Wife Arrives Home in Israel

February 18, 2012  

Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua-Koren has returned to Israel following the harrowing terror attack that nearly took her life, and left her seriously wounded. 

Israel believes that Iran was behind last Monday’s attack in which a black-clad man on a black bicycle stuck a magnetic bomb on the car in which the diplomat was riding in New Delhi, India. She was reportedly on the way to pick up her children from school at the time. The driver of the car and two others were also wounded in the blast, but sustained minor injuries.

Yehoshua-Koren suffered severe wounds to her spine and liver, according to a report published by the Times of India. She returned to Israel aboard a special ambulance plane on Saturday after giving testimony to police on Friday afternoon in India.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed her back, saying,  “We followed your progress with concern and admiration. You acted bravely and resourcefully. The people of Israel congratulate you on making it out alive and we’re glad you’re here with us.”

Yehoshua-Koren, who was immediately admitted at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center from the airport, thanked the prime minister and responded with a brief statement.  “I am feeling better and wish to thank everyone for their support.”

In Georgia, also last week, terrorists attempted to attack an Israeli diplomat but failed when the alert chauffeur stopped the car upon hearing an unfamiliar noise, and discovered the explosive. In addition, a botched bomb plot in Bangkok, Thailand appeared to have been aimed at Israeli diplomats as well.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations filed a formal complaint with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over Iran’s role in all of the attacks.

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