Patt junction bus bombing


Patt junction bus bombing

Infobox terrorist attack
title=Patt junction massacre


caption=
location=Jerusalem
target=Egged bus
date=June 18 2002
time-begin=
time-end=
timezone=
type=suicide bomber
fatalities=19
injuries=74+
perps=Hamas

The Patt junction bus bombing was a suicide bombing on an Egged bus carried out by Hamas in Jerusalem on June 18, 2002, killing 19 people and wounding over 74.

The attack

At 7:50 AM the Palestinian suicide bomber from Bethlehem got onto the Egged line 32A bus, which came from the Gilo neighborhood and stopped in Beit Safafa, a neighborhood of Jerusalem which is populated mostly by Arabs. The bomber went into the bus and exploded himself in the front. His explosive belt included metal balls for shrapnel in order to maximize casualties. [http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2002/6/Suicide%20bombing%20at%20Patt%20junction%20in%20Jerusalem%20-%2018 Pat junction terror attack - Israeli ministry of foreign affairs]
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. The suicide bomber was identified as Muhamed al-Ral, an Islamic law student at An-Najah National University in Nablus, a known Hamas stronghold.

Convictions

Two young residents of the East Jerusalem suburb of Jabel Mukaber, were convicted for the transportation of a suicide bomber.

Victims

# Boaz Aluf, 54, of Jerusalem
# Shani Avi-Zedek, 15, of Jerusalem
# Leah Baruch, 59, of Jerusalem
# Mendel Bereson, 72, of Jerusalem
# Raphael Berger, 28, of Jerusalem
# Michal Biazi, 24, of Jerusalem
# Tatiana Braslavsky, 41, of Jerusalem
# Galila Bugala, 11, of Jerusalem
# Raisa Dikstein, 67, of Jerusalem
# Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, 70, of Jerusalem
# Baruch Gruani, 60, of Jerusalem
# Orit Hayla, 21, of Jerusalem
# Helena Ivan, 63, of Jerusalem
# Iman Kabha, 26, of Barta'a
# Shiri Negari, 21, of Jerusalem
# Gila Nakav, 55, of Jerusalem
# Yelena Plagov, 42, of Jerusalem
# Liat Yagen, 24 of Jerusalem
# Rahamim Zidkiyahu, 51, of Jerusalem

ee also

*Jerusalem bus 2 massacre (19 August 2003)
*Jerusalem bus 20 massacre (November 21, 2002)

References

External links

* Jerusalem bus 2 massacre
* List of massacres committed during the Al-Aqsa Intifada
* [http://shiri.us Shiri Negari's memorial web site] , 22 year old Shiri was one of the bombing victims


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