2002 Mahane Yehuda Market bombing
|2002 Mahane Yehuda Market Bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign|
|Location||Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel|
|Date||12 April 2002
~ 4:00 pm
|Deaths||6 (+ 1 bomber)|
|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.
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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 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.
- Nissan Cohen, 57, of Ramot
- Yelena Konrav, 43, from Pisgat Ze'ev
- Rivka Fink, 75, of Jerusalem
- Zuhila Hushi, 47, Chinese citizen, of Gilo
- Lin Chin Mai, 34, Chinese citizen
- Chai Zin Chang, 32, Chinese citizen
- "Terrorist responsible for planning April 12 suicide bombing in Jerusalem arrested during Operation Defensive Shield", Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; accessed 6 May 2002.
- Suicide bomber strikes bus stop in downtown J'lem; injuries reported, Haaretz, 12 April 2002.