Haifa bus 16 suicide bombing

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Haifa bus 16 suicide bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site
Location Israel
Date 2 December 2001
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 15 civilians (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
40 civilians
Perpetrators Hamas claimed responsibility

The Haifa bus 16 suicide bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on 2 December 2001 on an Egged bus in Haifa. 15 people were killed in the attack and 40 people were injured.[1]

The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack[edit]

During the afternoon of Sunday, 2 December 2001, the perpetrator calmly boarded Haifa bus No. 16, which was en route from Neve Sha'anan to the Giborim bridge. The perpetrator paid the bus fare and a few seconds later detonated the explosive device concealed underneath his clothes. The attack, which occurred in a busy intersection in the Tel Amal neighbourhood in Haifa killed 15 people and injured 40 more, 17 of them critically.


The perpetrators[edit]

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. A leaflet published by the Hamas announced that the suicide bomber was Maher Habashi, a 21-year-old Palestinian plumber from Nablus.[3]


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Coordinates: 32°48′04″N 35°00′40″E / 32.8011°N 35.0111°E / 32.8011; 35.0111