The square is in memory of those killed in a terrorist attack at Megiddo Junction in Jezreel Valley, a suicide bombing using a car bomb attached to Egged’s 830 bus line. 17 people were killed and 43 were injured in the attack. 9 of those killed were residents of the city of Hadera and the monument is dedicated to them.
The square was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The following image shows in detail the monument mentioned on the sign Click for a larger image
Next to the sign, there is another monument that reads:
In memory of those who fell in the Megiddo Junction disaster, 25 Sivan 5762
Corporal Avitan Liron / Adv. Agmon Zion / Sgt. Isakov Gandhi / Sgt. Buskila Eliran / Corporal Blumin Dennis / Sergeant Gelbard Zvika / Sergeant Hizgayev Violetta / Corporal Morri Vladimir / Sergeant Reisel Dotan Click for a larger image
Another small sign describes the craftsmen:
Artistic design Dr. Anton Biderman
Project planning and management of the sculpture Avi Tzafon
Manufacturer Yahav Khamias Technologies Ltd. Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: "Ninth Square"
Established at the initiative of the bereaved families in memory of the nine fallen in the Megiddo attack on Wednesday, June 25, 2002.
The monument is made up of nine abstract pieces placed in a composition of constant and continuous movement that connects the earthly and the celestial.
The meaning of the monument is direction and movement that did not reach their destination, as a symbol and as a memory for our loved ones who did not return home.
Between earth and heaven, between physical and spiritual, between reality and memory, we will continue to search for hope and peace.
The monument is a plastic artistic expression that gives meaning to the fallen and a completion to pain and longing.
The square was designed as an aesthetic work that glorifies the environment, respects its residents and commemorates the memory of the fallen.
Chairman of the Ninth Association - Nissan Reisel
Artistic planning and design - Dr. Anton Biderman
Aid and help - the sculptor Avi Tzafon
Project coordination and management - David Itach
And Shlomo Davidovich - Engineering Division, Hadera Municipality