Afula mall bombing
|Afula mall bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign|
|Date||May 19, 2003
17:14 pm (GMT+2)
|Deaths||3 (+ 1 bomber)|
|Perpetrators||19-year-old female assailant (Hiba Daraghmeh). Both the Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.|
The Afula mall bombing was a terrorist attack which occurred on May 19, 2003 in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up outside the "Shaarei HaAmakim" mall in Afula, Israel, killing 3 Israelis and injuring 70.
On Monday, May 19, 2003 at 17:14 pm, a Palestinian suicide bomber approached the entrance to the "Shaarei HaAmakim" mall in the city of Afula in northern Israel. The suicide bomber detonated the explosives hidden underneath her cloths when she approached the security the guards at the entrance for the security inspection. Three people were killed in the attack (two security guards and a shopper) and 70 people were injured.
- Avi Zerihan, 36, of Beit Shean
- Hassan Ismail Tawatha, 41, of Jisr a-Zarqa
- Kiryl Shremko, 22, of Afula
After the attack, both the Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the suicide bomber was a 19-year-old Palestinian female named Hiba Daraghmeh from the city Tubas in the northeastern West Bank who was an English literature student.
- Suicide bombing in Afula (May 19, 2003) – published at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Suicide blast rocks Israeli mall – published on BBC News on May 19, 2003
- Homicide Bomber Kills Three in Israel – published on Fox News on May 20, 2003
- Shopping Mall Suicide Blast – published on Sky News on May 20, 2003
- Peace plan at risk as fifth bomber strikes – published on The Age on May 21, 2003
- Woman Suicide Bomber Kills 3 – published on CBS News on May 20, 2003