12 September 2001
By The Jerusalem Post Internet
A UNITED Airlines spokesman confirmed that Alona Avraham, a resident of Ashdod, was a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 75, the second hijacked plane to crash into the World Trade Center in New York. [This story last updated 14:30]
Avraham was in her mid-twenties and had recently finished university studies.
Avraham had spent a few days in Boston with friends and was heading for Los Angeles for a two-week visit, to include Rosh Hashanah.
Israeli Daniel Levin, 31, was also reported to be on one of the hijacked planes that was forced down by terrorists, Army Radio reported.
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has so far received the names of 4,000 Israelis believed to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the time of the attack.
Israeli foreign missions in New York City and Washington are also working overtime to locate missing Israelis. For emergency telephone numbers set up to aid in the search and rescue efforts, click here.
Tom Tugend contributed to this report
The Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2002, Thursday, NEWS; Pg. 3:
"The family of Alona Avraham, 30, who was on the ill- fated United Airlines flight 175 traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, came from Ashdod with large photographs of her pinned to their clothing with the inscription "Alona, we remember you." The photograph is especially important to them, because her remains were never recovered. Also in attendance were the families of Daniel Lewin, 31, who was on board American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, which crashed into the north tower, Shai Levinhar, 29, who worked for a subsidiary of the Cantor Fitzgerald brokerage in the north tower, and Hagai Shefi, 34, who was on the 106th floor of the north tower when American Airlines Flight 11 hit. The fifth Israeli killed, London-born Leon Lebor, 51, was working at his job as a janitor in the twin towers when they were attacked."