French Hill attacks

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French Hill

French Hill attacks refer to numerous attacks by Palestinians near the Jerusalem neighborhood of the French Hill, a Jewish neighborhood in north-central Jerusalem. It is located in territory belonging to Israel.The site of the attacks is described as a "busy thoroughfare, which divides the Jewish neighborhood of French Hill from the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, is the most accessible corner in the city for a West Bank terrorist looking for a crowd of Israelis." [1]

List of attacks[edit]

  • On September 22, 1992, a border policeman, Avinoam Peretz, was killed at the junction. Hamas took responsibility.
  • On July, 1993, a car was hijacked in the junction by a Hamas terrorist, and the woman driving the car was killed.
  • On February 26, 1996, a car was deliberately driven over a group of civilian pedestrians in the junction, killing civilian Flora Yehiel, 28, of Kiryat Ata.[2]
  • On March 27, 2001, 28 people were injured in a suicide bombing on a bus. Hamas claimed responsibility.[3]
  • On September 15, 2001, Meir Weisshaus, 23, of Jerusalem, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.[4]
  • On October 7, 2001, a civilian, Salomon Haim, was murdered.
  • On November 4, 2001, two teenage residents were killed and 45 others were injured in a sub-machine gun attack by a Palestinian terrorist.[5]
  • On March 17, 2002, a suicide bombing of an Israeli bus in French Hill injured 25.[6]
  • On June 19, 2002, 2002 French Hill suicide bombing: a suicide bomber affiliated with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades blew himself up at a crowded bus stop. Seven people were killed, most of them teenagers and children.[7][5]
  • On May 18, 2003, 2003 French Hill suicide bombing: a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself on a bus at the French Hill Junction. Seven Israelis were killed and 20 were wounded.[8]
  • On March 19, 2004, George Khoury, son of Elias Khoury of Beit Hanina, was shot in a drive-by shooting while. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, claimed responsibility.[4]
  • On September 22, 2004, an 18-year-old female suicide bomber belonging to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades killed 2 people and wounded 33 in the crowded bus station at the junction.[9]


  1. ^ U.S. News & World Report June, 2003;Jerusalem's violent crossroads
  2. ^ Jewish Virtual Library; Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Israel Since the Declaration of Principles [1] Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Palestinian Terrorism February-April 2001- Photos". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 15 February 2001. Archived from the original on 26 December 2005. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Comprehensive Listing of Terrorism Victims in Israel". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Take A Pen: Terrorism". Archived from the original on 10 October 2004. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Anti-Defamation League, June 2002; Syria, Sponsor of Terrorism, Assumes U.N. Security Council Presidency [2]
  7. ^ Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gila Sara Kessler
  8. ^ Silver, Eric (26 October 2013). "Nightmare images from a Jerusalem commuter's bus". The Independent. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Yedioth Ahronoth, September 2004