2002 Mahane Yehuda Market bombing

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2002 Mahane Yehuda Market Bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site
Location Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel
Date 12 April 2002
~ 4:00 pm
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 6 (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility

The 2002 Mahane Yehuda Market Bombing was a suicide bombings which occurred on 12 April 2002 at a bus stop located at the entrance to the Mahane Yehuda Market which is Jerusalem's main fruit and vegetable market. The site of the attack was chosen in order to cause maximum number of casualties. 6 people were killed in the attack and 104 were injured. The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.[citation needed]

The attack[edit]

On Friday, 12 April 2002, a Palestinian 17-year-old female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device hidden on her body shortly after 4:00 pm[1] at a bus stop located at the entrance to the popular outdoor market, killing six civilians and injuring 104 people, many of them teenagers and tourists. During the attack Jerusalem Mayor at the time Ehud Olmert was visiting at the Mahane Yehuda Market.



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Coordinates: 31°47′05″N 35°12′45″E / 31.7846°N 35.2125°E / 31.7846; 35.2125