Diez Normanov immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan in October 1999, leaving behind his family in Tashkent. After initially attending a yeshiva in Migdal Haemek, he later left the yeshiva and shared a rented apartment in Tel-Aviv. He worked, and sent some of his earnings home to help support his ailing father.
Diez (Dani) began his IDF service just a month ago.
On June 1, on his first army leave, he went to the Dolphin discotheque to surprise his girlfriend, Natalie, who was there celebrating her friend's birthday. He called her cellphone and said, "Look behind you. I love you." Then she heard the explosion.
Diez's parents, who arrived in Israel for the funeral, decided to bury him here, in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel-Aviv.
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