Hadera Market bombing
|Hadera Market bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign|
|Location||Hadera's open-air market, Hadera, Israel|
|Date||October 26, 2005|
|Deaths||7 Israeli civilians (+ 1 bomber)|
|55 Israeli civilians|
|Perpetrators||Islamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility|
The Hadera Market bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on October 26, 2005 at the entrance to the main fruit and vegetable open-air market in Hadera. The site of the attack was chosen in order to cause maximum number of casualties. Seven people were killed in the attack, and 55 were injured, of them five in severe condition.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2005, during the afternoon hours, a Palestinian suicide bomber who wore an explosive belt hidden underneath his clothes approached the open market place in the small Israeli coastal town of Hadera. The market place was busy with shoppers in advance of a Jewish Holiday, with many stocking up for the weekend. The suicide bomber detonated the explosive device at the market. The blast killed seven civilians and injured 55 people, of them five in severe condition.
Two Palestinian Islamist militant group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the attack was carried out by a 20-year-old Palestinian named Hassan Abu Zeid who originated from the Palestinian town Qabatiya in the West Bank.
The Islamist militant organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility, and stated that the attack was carried out in revenge for the Israeli targeted killing of the Islamic Jihad commander Luay Saadi. Abu-Muaman the Organization's leader stated in the press that "This attack is merely a preliminary response by the Palestinian rebellious groups, and harder retaliation is on its way."
- Involved parties
- An Israeli government spokesman called on the Palestinian Authority to increase its efforts to "disarm and dismantle the terror organization."
- Mark Regev, a spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry responded that "Abbas says the right thing... But if we have a criticism it's that he talks the right talk, we're waiting for him to follow through on these commitments. Now there have been some steps taken but we really need to see a serious disarming of these extremist groups."
- Palestinian National Authority - Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, saying: "It harms Palestinian interests and could widen the cycle of violence, chaos, extremism and bloodshed.".
- Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat denounced the attack and stated that he hoped the peace between the two sides would not be damaged.
- Khader Habib, a spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad stated that "The Islamic Jihad movement was committed to the truce, and is still committed to the truce, but this truce should be mutual. We cannot tolerate a one-sided truce."
|Wikinews has related news: Suicide bomber strikes Israeli coastal town|
- At Least Five Killed in Bombing at Israeli Marketplace - published on the Washington Post on October 27, 2005
- Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 5, Israeli Police Say - published on the New York Times on October 26, 2005
- Five die in Israel market bombing - published on BBC News on October 27, 2005
- Woman injured in Hadera terror attack dies 4 years later - published on Ynet on September 17, 2009
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