By October 22, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Terrorism against Israel: Major Terror Attacks.

Raid of Entebbe1948-1967- Major Terror Attacks

  • Apr 26, 1960 – Ashkelon – Terrorists killed a resident of the city.
  • Jan 1, 1965 – Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb the National Water Carrier – the first attack carried out by the PLO’s Fatah faction.
  • July 5, 1965 – Mitzpe Massua – A Fatah cell planted explosives near Beit Guvrin, and on the railroad tracks to Jerusalem near Kfar Battir.
  • May 16, 1966 – Northern Galilee region | 2 Israelis killed when their jeep hit a terrorist landmine. Tracks led into Syria.
  • Jul 13, 1966 – Almagor – 2 soldiers and 1 civilian killed when their truck struck a terrorist land mine.

1967-1993- Major Terror Attacks

  • Jul 22, 1968 – Rome, Italy – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) carries out first hijacking, diverting an El Al flight to Algiers. 32 Jewish passengers were held hostage for 5 weeks.
  • Sep 4, 1968 – Tel Aviv, Israel – 1 killed and 71 wounded by 3 bombs that exploded in city center.
  • Oct 1968 – Hijacking of El Al aircraft en route to Algeria.
  • Nov 22, 1968 – Jerusalem, Israel – 12 killed and 52 injured by a car bomb in the Mahaneh Yehuda market.
  • Dec 26, 1968 – Athens, Greece – 1 killed and 1 wounded in a shooting attack on an El Al aircraft at the airport, carried out by the PFLP.
  • Feb 18, 1969 – Zurich, Switzerland – A pilot and 3 passengers killed by terrorists that attacked an El Al Boeing 707 on the airport runway.
  • Feb 21, 1969 – Jerusalem, Israel – 2 killed and 20 injured by a bomb detonated in a crowded supermarket.
  • Oct 22, 1969 – Haifa, Israel – 4 killed and 20 wounded by terrorist bombs in 5 apartments.
  • Feb 10, 1970 – Zurich, Switzerland – 1 killed and 11 wounded by 3 Arab terrorists who unsuccessfully attempted to hijack an El Al flight at Zurich airport.
  • May 22, 1970 – Avivim, Israel – Terrorists attack school bus, killing 12 (9 of whom were children), and wounding 24.
  • Sep 6, 1970 – Dawson Field, Jordan – 3 airliners holding over 400 passengers were hijacked, and taken to the Jordanian airport by the PFLP. The hostages were released in exchange for terrorists held in Germany, Switzerland, and England.
  • May 8, 1972 – Lod airport, Israel – 1 passenger and 5 Israeli soldiers killed during a rescue operation by Israeli commandos on a hijacked Belgian airliner; the 4 Palestinian Black September terrorists were killed. The hostages were freed.
  • May 30, 1972 – Lod airport – 26 killed and 78 wounded after PFLP and Japanese Red Army terrorists open fire in the passenger terminal.
  • Sep 5, 1972 – Munich, Germany – 11 members of the Israeli Olympic wrestling team and 1 German policeman were massacred by Fatah terrorists after an unsuccessful rescue attempt by West German authorities.
  • Apr 11, 1974 – Kiryat Shemona, Israel – 18 killed, 8 of whom were children, by PFLP terrorists who detonated their explosives during a failed rescue attempt by Israeli authorities.
  • May 15, 1974 – Maalot, Israel – 27 killed, 21 of whom were children, and 78 wounded by PFLP terrorists in a school, after an unsuccessful rescue attempt.
  • Mar 5, 1975 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Terrorists take over the Savoy hotel; 4 people are killed.
  • Jul 4, 1975 – Jerusalem, Israel – 14 killed and 80 injured in Zion Square bombing attack, in which the bomb was hidden in a refrigerator.
  • Jun 27, 1976 – Entebbe, Uganda – An Air France airliner was hijacked by a joint German/PFLP terrorist group, which diverted the flight to Entebbe airport. About 258 passengers and crew were held hostage until all non-Israeli passengers were released. On July 4th, Israeli commandos flew to Uganda and rescued the remaining hostages. All terrorists were killed, as well as 3 passengers and operation leader Lieutenant-Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu.
  • Aug 11, 1976 – Istanbul, Turkey – 4 killed and 20 wounded by PFLP and Japanese Red Army terrorists in an attack at Istanbul airport.
  • Mar 11, 1978 – Glilot junction – 36 killed, and over 100 injured, in a bus hijacking by a female-led Palestinian terrorist gang.
  • Apr 7, 1980 – Kibbutz Misgav-Am, Israel – Terrorists attack children’s house on the kibbutz, leaving 3 dead, one of whom was a child.
  • Jun 3, 1982 – London, England – Abu Nidal organization attempts to kill the Israeli ambassador to London, Shlomo Argov, severely wounding him.
  • Oct 7, 1985 – PLFP attacks the Achille Lauro ship en route to Israel, murdering one of the passengers (an American national).
  • Sep 6, 1986 – Istanbul, Turkey – Abu Nidal organization attacks the Neveh Shalom synagogue, killing 22 people.
  • Nov 25, 1987 – Northern Border, Israel (near Kiryat Shemona) – 2 Palestinian terrorists cross into Israel from Lebanon on hang gliders, killing 6 Israeli soldiers and wounding 8.
  • Aug 1988 – Haifa – 25 wounded in a grenade attack at the Haifa mall.
  • Jul 6, 1989 – Tel Aviv – 14 killed when a terrorist steered a bus into a ravine off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.

1993-2000- Major Terror Attacks

  • Apr 6, 1994 – Afula – 8 killed in a car-bomb attack on a bus.
  • Apr 13, 1994 – Hadera – 5 killed in a suicide bombing on a bus at the central bus station.
  • Oct 9, 1994 – Bir Nabala – Nahshon Waxman was kidnapped and taken to Bir Nabala, where he was killed 5 days later during a rescue operation. An officer from the rescue team was also killed.
  • Oct 11, 1994 – Netzarim – 3 soldiers killed by a suicide bomber riding a bicycle.
  • Oct 19, 1994 – Tel Aviv – 21 Israelis and 1 Dutch national killed in a suicide bombing on the No. 5 bus.
  • Jan 22, 1995 – Netanya – 18 soldiers and 1 civilian killed by two consecutive bombs at the Beit Lid junction.
  • Apr 9, 1995 – Kfar Darom – 7 Israelis and 1 American killed when an explosivesladen van collided with a bus.
  • July 24, 1995 – Ramat Gan – 6 killed in a suicide bomb attack on a bus.
  • Aug 21, 1995 – Jerusalem – 3 Israelis and 1 American killed in a suicide bomb attack on a bus.
  • Feb 25, 1996 – Jerusalem – 26 killed in a suicide bombing of bus no. 18 near the central bus station.
  • Feb 25, 1996 – Ashkelon – 1 Israeli killed by a suicide bomber at a hitchhiking post.
  • Mar 3, 1996 – Jerusalem – 19 killed in a suicide bombing of bus no. 18 on Jaffa Road.
  • Mar 4, 1996 – Tel Aviv – 13 killed when a suicide bomber detonated a 20-kg. (44 lb.) nail bomb outside Dizengoff Center.
  • Mar 13, 1997 – Naharayim – 7 killed and 30 injured in a shooting attack by a Jordanian soldier at the “Island of Peace.”
  • Mar 21, 1997 – Tel Aviv – 3 killed and 48 wounded by a suicide bomber on the terrace of a cafe.
  • Apr 10, 1997 – Surif – The body of Staff Sgt. Sharon Edri is found in the village near Hebron. Edri had been kidnapped in Sep 1996 at a hitchhiking stand in the center of the country and was shot.
  • Apr 25, 1997 – Wadi Kelt – The bodies of two 23 year-old women were found in the nature reserve near Jerusalem. They were killed by a Bedouin resident of the area.
  • Jul 20, 1997 – Rishon Lezion – A Palestinian attacked 2 Israelis with an iron rod. One of the Israelis later died of his wounds.
  • Jul 30, 1997 – Jerusalem – 16 killed and 178 wounded by two consecutive suicide bombings in the Mahane Yehuda market.
  • Sep 4, 1997 – Jerusalem – 5 killed and 181 wounded by three suicide bombings on the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall.
  • Nov 19, 1997 – Jerusalem – 1 Israeli killed and 1 wounded when terrorists fire at them from an ambush in the Old City.
  • Aug 27, 1998 – Tel Aviv – 14 injured by a bomb placed in a garbage dumpster.
  • Oct 29, 1998 – Kfar Darom – 1 soldier killed when an explosives-laden car collided with an army jeep escorting a bus with 40 elementary school students.
  • Nov 6, 1998 – Jerusalem – 21 wounded by a car bomb at the Mahane Yehuda market.

2000-2004- Major Terror Attacks

  • Nov 2, 2000 – Jerusalem – Two people were killed and 10 injured by a car bomb explosion near the Mahane Yehuda market. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Nov 20, 2000 – Gush Katif – Two people were killed and 9 injured by a roadside bomb that exploded alongside a bus carrying children to school.
  • Nov 22, 2000 – Hadera – Two people were killed, and 60 wounded when a powerful car bomb was detonated alongside a passing bus on the town’s main street.
  • Nov 28, 2000 – Kfar Saba – Two Israeli teenagers on their way to school were killed in a suicide terrorist attack near the “Meeting Place of Peace” gas station in Neve Yamin. The bomber, from the Hamas terror group, blew himself up in a gathering of students waiting at a bus stop. Four other teenagers were wounded, one critically.
  • Jan 1, 2001 – Netanya – 60 people were injured when a car bomb exploded near a bus stop in the shopping district.
  • Feb 14, 2001 – Holon – Eight people were killed and 25 injured when a bus driven by a Palestinian terrorist plowed into a group of soldiers and civilians waiting at a bus stop.
  • Mar 4, 2001 – Netanya – Three people were killed and more than 60 injured in a suicide bombing in the downtown area.
  • May 18, 2001 – Netanya – A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself outside a shopping mall, killing five people and injuring over 100. Hamas claimed responsibility.
  • Jun 1, 2001 – Tel Aviv – 21 young people were killed and 120 wounded by a suicide bomber outside the Dolphinarium disco along the seafront promenade.
  • Aug 9, 2001 – Jerusalem – 15 people were killed (including 7 children) and 130 injured in a suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria on the corner of King George Street and Jaffa Road in the city center. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • July 16, 2001 – Binyamina – Two Israeli soldiers were killed and 11 people were wounded when a suicide terrorist attacked at a bus stop near the train station. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
  • Sept 9, 2001 – Nahariya – Three people were killed and 90 injured in a suicide bombing near the Nahariya train station. The terrorist waited until the train arrived from Tel-Aviv and people were exiting the station, and then exploded the bomb he was carrying. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Nov 29, 2001 – Hadera – Three people were killed and nine others wounded in a suicide bombing on Egged bus #823 enroute from Nazereth to Tel Aviv near the city of Hadera. Islamic Jihad and Fatah both claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Dec 1, 2001 – Jerusalem – 11 people were killed and 180 injured by two suicide bombers on Ben Yehuda Street’s pedestrian mall. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Dec 2, 2001 – Haifa – 15 people were killed and 40 injured in a suicide bombing on Egged bus #16. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jan 27, 2002 – Jerusalem – An elderly man was killed and over 150 people wounded in a suicide bombing on Jaffa Road in the center of Jerusalem. A female terrorist, identified as a Fatah member, was armed with more than 10 kilos of explosives.
  • Feb 16, 2002 – Karnei Shomron – Three teenagers were killed and 30 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up on Saturday night at a pizzeria in a shopping mall. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 2, 2002 – Jerusalem – 10 people were killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bombing in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood where people had gathered for a bar-mitzvah celebration. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 9, 2002 – Jerusalem – 11 people were killed and 54 injured when a suicide bomber exploded in the crowded Moment Cafe in the Rehavia neighborhood. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 20, 2002 – Musmus – Seven people were killed and 30 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus traveling from Tel Aviv to Nazareth at the Musmus junction on Highway 65 (Wadi Ara). Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 21, 2002 – Jerusalem – Three people were killed and 86 injured in a suicide bombing on King George Street. The terrorist detonated the bomb, packed with metal spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers. The Fatah al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 27, 2002 – Netanya – 30 people were killed and 140 injured in a suicide bombing at the Park Hotel, in the midst of the Passover holiday seder with 250 guests. The bomber was a member of Hamas, on the list of wanted terrorists Israel had requested that the Palestinian Authority arrest.
  • Mar 29, 2002 – Jerusalem – Two people were killed and 28 injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a supermarket in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood. Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Mar 31, 2002 – Haifa – 15 people were killed and over 40 injured in a suicide bombing in the Matza restaurant near the Grand Canyon shopping mall. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Apr 10, 2002 – Kibbutz Yagur – Eight people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide bombing on Egged bus #960 en route from Haifa to Jerusalem.
  • Apr 12, 2002 – Jerusalem – Six people were killed and 104 wounded when a woman suicide bomber detonated a powerful charge at the entrance to the Mahane Yehuda open-air market. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • April 27, 2002 – Adora – A five-year-old girl and three other Israelis were killed when terrorists infiltrated the community of Adora in the southern Hebron Hills and shot them to death.
  • May 7, 2002 – Rishon Lezion – 16 people were killed and 55 wounded on the 3rd floor of a crowded game club when a suicide bomber detonated a powerful charge causing part of the building to collapse. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • May 19, 2002 – Netanya – Three people were killed and 59 injured when a suicide bomber disguised as a soldier blew himself up in a market. Both Hamas and the PFLP took responsibility for the attack.
  • May 23, 2002 – Tel Aviv – Terrorists used a remote control device to detonate a bomb planted underneath a fuel truck at the Pi Glilot fuel depot north of Tel Aviv, in an attempt to create a mega attack that would explode adjacent fuel tanks. The truck burst into flames, but the blaze was quickly contained. No one was hurt.
  • May 27, 2002 – Petah Tikva – A woman and her infant granddaughter were killed and 37 people were injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself near an ice cream parlor outside a shopping mall. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jun 5, 2002 – Megiddo junction – 17 people were killed and 38 injured when a car packed with explosives struck Egged bus #830 traveling from Tel Aviv to Tiberias. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jun 18, 2002 – Jerusalem – 19 people were killed and 74 injured in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus traveling in the Gilo suburb of Jerusalem to the center of town. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jun 19, 2002 – Jerusalem – Seven people were killed and 30 injured by a suicide bombing at a crowded bus stop and hitchhiking post in the French Hill neighborhood. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jul 16, 2002 – Emmanuel – Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a bombing and shooting attack on Dan bus #189 traveling from Bnei Brak. While four terror organizations claimed responsibility for the attack, it was apparently carried out by Hamas.
  • Jul 17, 2002 – Tel Aviv – Five people were killed and 40 injured in a double suicide bombing on Neve Shaanan Street near the old central bus station.
  • Jul 31, 2002 – Jerusalem – Five students were killed and 85 wounded when a bomb exploded in a cafeteria on the Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus campus. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Aug 4, 2002 – Meron junction – Nine people were killed and 50 wounded in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus traveling from Haifa to Safed.
  • Sep 19, 2002 – Tel Aviv – Six people were killed and 70 wounded when a terrorist detonated a bomb on Dan bus #4 on Allenby Street.
  • Oct 21, 2002 – Hadera – 14 people were killed and 50 wounded when a car bomb detonated next to an Egged bus traveling north of the town on Route 65. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Oct 27, 2002 – Ariel – Three IDF officers were killed and about 20 people were wounded in a suicide bombing at the Sonol gas station at the entrance to the city. The victims were killed while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. The terrorist was a member of Hamas.
  • Nov 4, 2002 – Kfar Saba – Two people – a security guard and a teenage boy, both recent immigrants from Argentina – were killed and 70 were wounded in a suicide bombing at a shopping mall. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Nov 10, 2002 – Metzer – A Palestinian terrorist slipped into the kibbutz and gunned down five people, including two children killed in their beds as they hid under the blankets, and their mother. The Fatah al- Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility.
  • Nov 21, 2002 – Jerusalem – 11 people were killed and 50 wounded by a suicide bomber on Egged bus #20 in the neighborhood of Kiryat Menahem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Nov 28, 2002 – Mombasa, Kenya – A car bomb crashed into an Israeli-owned resort and detonated as guests were checking in. Three Israelis were among the 13 killed, and 21 Israelis were among the 80 injured. Almost simultaneously, a surface-to-air missile barely missed an El Al plane as it was taking off from the airport. Al-Qaeda is believed to be responsible for the double attack.
  • Jan 5, 2003 – Tel Aviv – 22 people were killed and 120 wounded in a double suicide bombing near the old central bus station. The attack was apparently carried out by two members of the Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, with the help of the Islamic Jihad.
  • Mar 5, 2003 – Haifa – 17 people were killed and 53 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus in the Carmel neighborhood. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Apr 30, 2003 – Tel Aviv – Three people were killed and 60 wounded by a British Muslim suicide bomber, sent by Hamas, at a beachfront pub “Mike’s Place”.

  • May 17, 2003 – Hebron – A married couple from Kiryat Arba was killed by a terrorist. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • May 18, 2003 – Jerusalem – Seven people were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide bombing on Egged bus #6 near French Hill. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • May 19, 2003 – Afula – Three people were killed and 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at the entrance to a shopping mall. Islamic Jihad and Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Jun 11, 2003 – Jerusalem – 17 people were killed and over 100 wounded in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus on Jaffa Road in the city center. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Aug 19, 2003 – Jerusalem – 23 people were killed and over 130 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated himself on Egged bus #2 in the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Sep 9, 2003 – Tzrifin – Eight IDF soldiers were killed and 30 people wounded in a suicide bombing at a soldier hitchhiking post outside the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Sep 9, 2003 – Jerusalem – Seven people were killed and over 50 wounded in a suicide bombing at Café Hillel, in the German Colony neighborhood.
  • Oct 4, 2003 – Haifa – 22 people were killed and 60 wounded in a devastating suicide bombing of the Maxim restaurant. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Dec 25, 2003 – Geha Junction – Four Israelis were killed and 15 others were injured, when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a bus stop at an intersection of a main highway separarating the Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility.
  • Jan 14, 2004 – Erez Crossing, Gaza – A female suicide bomber detonated herself at an inspection point at the entrance to the Erez industrial zone, killing 4 Israeli security personnel and injuring several others. Hamas and Fatah claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

Post a Comment