Kedumim bombing

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Kedumim bombing
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The attack site
LocationKedumim, West Bank
Coordinates32°12′32.17″N 35°9′43.39″E / 32.2089361°N 35.1620528°E / 32.2089361; 35.1620528
DateMarch 30, 2006
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths4 civilians (+ 1 bomber)
PerpetratorsAl-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility

The Kedumim bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on May 30, 2006 in a vehicle near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the West Bank. Four people were killed in the attack.

The Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

The attack[edit]

On Thursday, March 30, 2006, at around 21:45, a Palestinian suicide bomber, disguised as an Orthodox Jewish hitchhiker and wearing hidden explosives attached to his body, boarded an Israeli vehicle. The suicide bomber blew himself up near the entrance to the Israeli settlement Kedumim near the gas station outside of the village. The blast killed four Israelis (three inside the car and another person who was near the vehicle).



In response to the attack, Israeli warplanes destroyed a number of targets in northern Gaza that the IDF claimed were used by Palestinian terrorist organizations for launching rockets into Israel.[6]


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