Pardes Hanna bus bombing
|Pardes Hanna bus bombing|
|Part of Second Intifada|
|Date||November 29, 2001|
|Deaths||3 civilians (+ 1 bomber)|
|Perpetrators||Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility|
The Pardes Hanna bus bombing was a suicide bombing on November 29, 2001 on an Egged bus in northern Israel. The bus, en route from Nazareth to Tel Aviv, was traveling through the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur. Three passengers were killed in the attack and 9 were injured.
On the evening of Thursday, November 29, 2001, a Palestinian militant exploded himself on the back part of an Egged bus on its way from Nazareth to Tel Aviv. The explosion occurred near Pardes Hanna, after passing an Israel Defense Forces training base. Three people were killed and 9 were wounded, one of them critically.
Sources suspect that the bomber, identified as Samer Abu Suleiman from the West Bank village of Silat al-Khartiya by sources in the Islamic Jihad group, infiltrated into Israel near the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm from the Jenin area.
In Jenin, about 3000 Palestinians marched and celebrated after the attack, according to witnesses. They chanted "Sharon, prepare the body bags" referring to then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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- Yehiav Elshad, 28, of Tel Aviv
- Inbal Weiss, 22, of Zichron Ya'akov
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