Yonatan “Yoni” Suher, a 40-year-old from Tel-Aviv, was born in Portland, OR, and came to Israel as a baby with his American father Randy and his Israeli mother, Yael. He served in the military police, was a law school graduate and worked in hi-tech. Like his siblings, he was a dual Israeli-American citizen.
In March of this year, Yoni travelled to Istanbul with his wife Inbal to celebrate his 40th birthday, as part of an Israeli culinary tour group. On March 19, 2016, a suicide bomber identified the group of Israelis as they were entering a restaurant on Istiklal Street, followed them in and detonated his suicide vest. The Ministry of Defense has recognized the 14 Israeli victims of the terror attack as official victims of hostilities, after determining that the attack was directed at Israelis. Yonatan was one of the three Israelis killed. His wife was among 11 wounded in the attack.
His friend said, "He was a young and talented man who changed the face of the company and improved it. He loved sports and came from a family of athletes. He loved playing handball. Yoni always had a smile on his face and made things seem much easier and more beautiful that they really were." He is survived by his wife and their two children, his parents, and 3 siblings. He was laid to rest at Kibbutz Kvutzat Shiller.