Tel Aviv central bus station massacre

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Tel Aviv central bus station massacre
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site

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The attack site
Location Tel Aviv, Israel
Coordinates 32°3′34″N 34°46′42″E / 32.05944°N 34.77833°E / 32.05944; 34.77833
Date January 5, 2003
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 23 Israeli civilians (+ 2 suicide bombers)
Non-fatal injuries
100+ Israeli civilians
Perpetrators Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Tel Aviv central bus station massacre was an attack which occurred on January 5, 2003 in which two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 23 civilians and injuring over 100.

After the attack, the Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack[edit]

On Sunday, January 5 2003, two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up within 500 meters from each other, only 30 seconds apart, in a crowded area in Tel Aviv outside the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. 23 civilians were killed in the attack and more than a 100 were injured.

Fatalities[edit]

  • Staff Sgt. Mazal Orkobi, 20, of Azor[1]
  • Mordechai Evioni, 52, of Holon[2]
  • Moshe (Maurice) Aharfi, 60, of Tel Aviv[3]
  • Igor Zobokov, 32, of Bat Yam[4]
  • Lilya Zibstein, 33, of Haifa[5]
  • Amiram Zmora, 55, of Holon[6]
  • Meir Haim, 74, of Azor[7]
  • Hannah Haimov, 53, of Tel Aviv[8]
  • Boris Tepalshvili, 51, of Yehud[9]
  • Sapira Shoshana Yulzari-Yaffe, 46, of Bat Yam[10]
  • Ramin Nasibov, 25, of Tel Aviv[11]
  • Ilanit Peled, 32, of Azor[12]
  • Andrei Friedman, 30, of Tel Aviv[13]
  • Avi Kotzer, 43, of Bat Yam[14]
  • Viktor Shebayev, 62, of Holon[15]
  • Ion (Nelu) Nicolae, 34, of Romania[16]
  • Mihai Sabau, 38, of Romania[17]
  • Li Peizhong, 41, of China[18]
  • Steven Arthur Cromwell, 43, of Ghana[19]
  • Krassimir Mitkov Angelov, 32, of Bulgaria[20]
  • Ivan Gaptoniak, 46, of Ukraine[21]
  • Guo Aiping, 47, of China[22]
  • Zhang Minmin, 50, of China – died of her injuries on January 13, 2003.[23]

The perpetrators[edit]

After the attack the Al-Jazeera network stated that the Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and said that the perpetrators were Boraq Abdel Rahman Halfa and Saber al-Nour from the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

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