After a car packed with explosives struck a bus in June 2002 at Meggido Junction, near Tel Aviv, 16 of the 17 victims were accounted for. The sole unidentified victim of this suicide terrorist attack was buried a few weeks later, anonymously. The police stopped searching, believing that he must have been a foreign worker.
No. 17 is Anonymous documents over a period of six months the search for the identity of a man whose body was badly mutilated and whom no one claimed missing. The film is also a record of the stories of several people who were affected directly or indirectly by the bombing, creating a portrait of a society living under the shadow of death. When it seems that the investigation has reached a dead end a vague lead suddenly appears.