Monday, September 28, 2015

Incredible friendship between mother of Jewish teenager killed by bomber and the family of Palestinian girl whose life his organs helped save

Daily Mail | Mark Duel

Killed: Yoni Jesner, 19, died on a bus in Tel Aviv in 2002

The mother of a Jewish teenager killed by a suicide bomber in Israel has revealed her remarkable friendship with the Palestinian girl whose life his organs helped save.

Marsha Gladstone, 60, was devastated when her son, Yoni Jesner, 19, was killed on a bus in Tel Aviv in 2002 while taking a break from voluntary work in the West Bank area.

'One family': Grandmother-of-13 Marsha Goldstone (left) next to Yasmin Rumeileh and Ms Rumeileh's family, after visiting them in Jerusalem to catch up on her progress

Ms Gladstone, a teacher from Giffnock, near Glasgow, allowed medical student Mr Jesner’s organs to be donated - and they helped save the life of Yasmin Rumeileh, a seven-year-old girl who was dying of a genetic kidney disease.

The mother, who has two other sons and two daughters, has since built a friendship with the family of Ms Rumeileh - and went to Jerusalem last week to catch up on her progress.

She said: ‘Her family welcomed me into their home and I was delighted to see Yasmin had turned into a lovely young woman not much older than Yoni was when he was killed. It just makes us feel a little bit closer to Yoni. Continue reading


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