As the hospital's doctors and nurses waited to treat the wounded, they received word that the attack had killed the head of their emergency room, Dr. David Appelbaum.
Appelbaum, 50, had taken his daughter, Nava, 20, to the cafe on the eve of her wedding, which was to have taken place Wednesday night. Both were among the seven Israelis killed in the suicide bombing.
I now have one more piece of ammunition for debate, as I challenge most generic Muslims on their knee-jerk support of the Palestinan cause. But what a terrible price... I again react viscerally to this story in the same way I did to the last one - as a father.