Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing
|Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign|
|Location||Karnei Shomron, West Bank|
|Date||February 16, 2002
7:45 pm (GMT+2)
|Deaths||3 (+ 1 suicide bomber)|
|27 (six of them seriously)|
|Perpetrators||Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility|
On Saturday night, 16 February 2002, a Palestinian suicide bomber, who was wearing a 25-pound nail-studded explosive device strapped to his body, approached the popular crowded open mall in the Karnei Shomron settlement located in the West Bank.
The militant detonated the bomb at the entrance to a pizza parlor at about 7:45 p.m. The blast killed three teenagers (a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy) and injured 27 people, six of them seriously. Two of the teenagers were killed instantly, while a third died of her wounds on February 27.
- Rachel Thaler, 16, of Ginot Shomron
- Keren Shatsky, 15, of Ginot Shomron
- Nehemia 'Amar, 15, of Karnei Shomron
Officials from the Palestinian militant organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the bomber was Sadek Abdel Hafeth, an 18-year-old Palestinian from the nearby town of Qalqilya.
- "Israeli children - Victims of Palestinian Terrorism".
- "קרני שומרון: מחבל מתאבד התפוצץ ליד הפיצריה". 17 February 2002 – via Ynet.
- "Israel hits back in West Bank". 17 February 2002 – via bbc.co.uk.
- West Bank Suicide Bombing Kills 2 Israelis and Hurts 30 - published in the New York Times on February 17, 2002
- Israel hits back in West Bank - published in the BBC News on February 17, 2002