Ibrahim Hamed

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Ibrahim Hamed (إبراهيم حامد) is a Hamas military commander in the West Bank who ordered suicide bombing attacks during the Al-Aqsa Intifada[1] until he was apprehended by Israeli security sources on 23 May 2006.[2] Israeli authorities accused him of being responsible for 96 civilian deaths.[1]

Ibrahim Hamed is serving 45 life sentences in Israeli prison for orchestrating many suicide attacks in Israel that killed dozens of civilians.[3]

It appears that Hamed was interned under consecutive 6-month administrative detention orders by the Israeli government.

Israel tried Hamed in military court, alleging that he was responsible for killing 46 people and wounding over 400 others. He was convicted on 27 June 2012.[4]

Attacks attributed to Ibrahim Hamed[edit]

  • According to Israeli security sources on 1 December 2001, Hamed dispatched two suicide bombers who blew up in Zion Square and Ben Yehuda St. in Jerusalem killing 11 people and injuring dozens.[1]
  • On 9 March 2002, a Hamas suicide bomber dispatched by Hamed blew himself up at Moment cafe massacre in Jerusalem killing 12 people.[1]
  • Six people were killed in a suicide attack planned by Hamed at the Sheffield Club in Rishon Letzion on 7 March that same year.[1]
  • A bomb planted in a cafeteria at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem killed nine students on 31 July 2002.[1]
  • On 8 November 2003, Hamed ordered two timed suicide bombing attacks at a major Jerusalem junction and at Hilel in the capital. Seventeen people were killed on that day.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Efrat Weiss (23 May 2006). "Top Hamas fugitive nabbed". Ynetnews. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Amos Harel (23 May 2006). "IDF arrests most-wanted Hamas bomb mastermind in West Bank". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ أسماء بعض الأسرى المقرر الإفراج عنهم [Some of the names of prisoners to be released] (in Arabic). paltimes.net. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Israel: Hamas Leader Convicted". The New York Times. Associated Press. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.