* This is a follow up to yesterday's dispatch Palestinians celebrate as 24 Israelis die in terror attacks (March 3, 2002).
Today Yochai will be buried at 16:00 in the Kfar Sava military cemetery.
He leaves behind parents, a brother and sister.
May his memory be blessed.
BOMBER WIPES OUT FAMILY
Bomber wipes out family
By Nick Parker
March 4, 2002
This loving family was blown to bits by a suicide bomber in the latest outrage in Israel.
And the picture below shows the sick fanatic who killed them.
Proud parents Shlomo and Gafnit Nechmad and daughters Shiraz, seven, and Liran, three, were wiped out by Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Daragmeh, 20.
He walked up to family groups in the streets of an Orthodox neighbourhood in Jerusalem after they left synagogues and triggered his device.
Nine died in the blast, including two babies and two other children. Dozens were wounded. Scraps of flesh and clothes were scattered on the street.
The carnage shocked even hardened members of a burial service which collects body parts after attacks.
One said: "To see babies whose heads have been blown off was simply shocking."
One young survivor of Saturday night's blast said: "My family was sitting around a courtyard talking and suddenly all I could see was people flying in the air."
Bomber Daragmeh took the photo of himself with a timer as he posed with an automatic weapon before setting off on his deadly mission.
He is a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, linked to Palestinian chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction.
A spokesman said the attack avenged the deaths of Palestinians – including a girl of ten – in Israeli raids on the West Bank last week.
At the Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem where Daragmeh lived, news of the bombing brought hundreds into the street celebrating and firing guns.
The carnage continued yesterday when a Palestinian sniper on a hill fired on an Israeli army checkpoint in the West Bank, killing seven soldiers and three civilians.
Israel sent tanks, warplanes and helicopter gunships on reprisal raids, hitting several Palestinian Authority security targets and killing four Palestinian policemen.
One F-16 blasted a police station a few hundred yards from Arafat's command base in the city of Ramallah.
Hardline Israeli PM Ariel Sharon was meeting his inner security cabinet last night amid calls for tougher action against Palestininan militants.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Dan Naveh said: "There is no alternative but to put an end to Arafat's rule."
Masked members of the militant Hamas group celebrated the Jerusalem atrocity and the West Bank shooting by dressing up as "suicide bombers" with fake explosives strapped to their waists yesterday.
Hundreds gathered for a demonstration at Jebalya, in the northern Gaza Strip, to pledge their support to the struggle against Israel.