David Gritz, 24, came to Israel to study Jewish thought at the Hebrew University and the Shalom Hartman Institute after being awarded a Master degree with distinction from the Sorbonne in Paris. The son of a Croatian mother and an American father, David held dual American and French citizenships.
Lunching in the Frank Sinatra Cafeteria at Hebrew University's Mt. Scopus campus on July 31, 2002 barely two weeks after his arrival, David was killed when a bomb left in a book bag exploded. David, an only child, is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Norman Gritz. He was buried in Paris.