Afula mall bombing

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Afula mall bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site
Location Afula, Israel
Date May 19, 2003
17:14 pm (GMT+2)
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 3 (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
70
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.

Both the Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack[edit]

Memorial for victims of terror in Afula

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.

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The perpetrators[edit]

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.[4][5]

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Coordinates: 32°36′13″N 35°17′39″E / 32.60361°N 35.29417°E / 32.60361; 35.29417