been more than 70 Palestinian bomb attacks aimed at Israelis since the current
conflict erupted in September 2000. Below are some of the most deadly.
19 May: At least three people are killed and 18 injured in
a suicide attack on a shopping mall in the northern Israeli town of
Afula. The bomber is reported to have been a woman.
Monday three Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip were injured when a
suicide bomber riding a bicycle detonated explosives strapped to his
18 May: Seven people are killed when a suicide bomber
blows himself up on board a bus in northern Jerusalem. A second
attacker kills himself minutes later as emergency crews arrive but
no-one else is seriously hurt. The blasts come hours after Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon held the first talks with his
Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, better known as Abu Mazen.
17 May: A Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as a
religious Jew kills an Israeli man and his pregnant wife in the West
Bank town of Hebron.
30 April: A suicide bomber attacks a popular cafe in Tel Aviv, just hours
after a new Palestinian cabinet wins approval under Abu Mazen who has pledged
to crack down on militants. At least four people including the bomber are killed
and dozens more injured.
24 April: An Israeli security guard is killed as he
confronts a Palestinian suicide bomber outside a railway station in
the town of Kfar Saba.
5 March: A powerful bomb blast ripped through a bus in the
northern Israeli city of Haifa, killing at least 15 people. About 40
people were wounded, some of them seriously, in the explosion.
5 January: At least 23 people are killed and 100 wounded
when two suicide attackers set off charges in crowded, parallel and
adjacent streets during rush hour in Tel Aviv, echoing an attack in
21 November: A suicide bomber blows himself up on a packed
rush-hour bus in west Jerusalem, killing 11 passengers and injuring
21 October:A suicide bomber drives a jeep packed with
explosives into a bus near Pardes Hanna, killing at least 14 people,
as well as the bomber.
10 October: A suicide bomber kills himself and a woman in
an attack on a bus stop near Tel Aviv.
19 September: A suicide attack on a bus in Tel Aviv kills
five and injures more than 50. A sixth victim - a medical student
from Scotland - dies from his injuries the following day.
18 September: A six-week lull in suicide bombings comes to
an end, when an Islamic Jihad militant kills himself and an Israeli
policeman in the north of the country.
4 August: At least 10 Israelis are killed in a series of
violent incidents, including a suicide bomb attack on a bus near the
northern town of Safad.
31 July: A bomb in the students' cafeteria at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem kills seven - five of them Americans - and
wounds more than 80.
30 July: A suicide bomber kills himself and wounds several
Israelis in a fast-food store in Jerusalem.
17 July: A double suicide bomb attack near the old Tel
Aviv bus station leaves five dead, including the two bombers, and
injures about 40.
19 June: Eight people die including the bomber and 35 are
injured in a suicide attack at a bus stop in the French Hill
neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.
18 June: A suicide bomber kills himself and 19 civilians
in a bomb attack on a bus in southern Jerusalem.
5 June: At least 14 are people killed in an attack on a
bus at Megiddo junction, near the border with the West Bank. A
suspected suicide attacker is believed to have driven up in a car
behind the bus and detonated a bomb.
19 May: Three Israelis killed and nearly 30 injured when
suicide bomber disguised in Israeli army uniform blows himself up at
market in Netanya.
7 May: Suicide bomber attacks social club in the town of
Rishon Letzion, killing 16 people and injuring more than 50. The
attack was claimed by the armed wing of Hamas.
12 April: A suicide bomb attack at a bus stop in West
Jerusalem, kills the bomber and six other people and injures about
10 April: A suicide attack on a bus travelling near the
Israeli city of Haifa kills at least eight people and injures dozens
31 March: Bomber attacks restaurant in Haifa, northern
Israel, killing himself and 14 Israeli Jews and Arabs. On the same
day, another bomber kills himself and wounds four people in an
attack on an office for paramedics at the Jewish settlement of
Efrat, south of Bethlehem.
27 March: In the Israeli resort of Netanya, a bomber blows
himself up at a hotel, killing 28 Israelis celebrating Passover. The
attack claimed by the armed wing of Hamas was the deadliest since
the beginning of the uprising.
20 March: Seven people killed in a suicide bomb attack on
a bus carrying mainly Arab labourers near the northern town of Umm
9 March: At least 11 people killed and 50 injured in
suicide bomb attack on a crowded cafe in west Jerusalem, near the
official residence of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
2 March: Nine people killed including two babies, and 57
injured after suicide bomb attack in an ultra-Orthodox area of
27 January: Two people - one a female suicide bomber - die
in an attack in a busy shopping area of central Jerusalem.
2 December: A Palestinian suicide bomber blows up a bus in
the northern coastal city of Haifa, killing 15 people and wounding
more than 100 others.
1 December: Twelve people, including two suicide bombers,
are killed in an attack on a Jerusalem shopping centre.
29 November: At least four people die in a suicide bomb
attack on a bus in the northern town of Hadera. Islamic Jihad claim
9 September: Three people are killed in a suicide bombing
at a crowded railway station in the town of Naharia. The bomber is
the first Israeli Arab to carry out such an attack.
9 August: Fifteen people are killed and about 90 others
injured in a suicide attack on a busy restaurant in the heart of
Jerusalem. Hamas admits responsibility.
1 June: Suicide bomb attack on a disco in Tel Aviv leaves
21 people dead and more than 60 others injured. Islamic Jihad claim
18 May:Five Israelis are killed and around 100 injured
when a suicide bomber belonging to Hamas blows himself up outside a
shopping centre in Netanya.
28 March: Three people killed and several others severely
injured in a nail bomb attack near a bus stop close to the central
Israeli town of Kfar Saba. Hamas admits responsibility.
22 November: Two Israelis killed and 55 wounded by a car
bomb that explodes during the rush-hour in northern town of Hadera.
2 November: Two Israelis killed by a powerful car bomb at
central Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a frequent target of