Lev HaMifratz Mall

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Lev Hamifratz Mall, officially known as Cinemall.
Interior of Lev HaMifratz Mall.

Lev HaMifratz Mall (Hebrew: קניון לב המפרץ‎‎, Kanyon Lev HaMifratz, lit. Heart of the Bay Mall), officially branded Cinemall, is a shopping mall located in Haifa, Israel.[1]

Lev HaMifratz has three floors of stores, a food court, an underground parking garage, and an above ground parking garage. In the past, it included an amusement park, a miniature golf course and an ice skating rink.[citation needed]

The area around Lev HaMifratz is also a transportation hub. Behind it is a train station, with trains to Nahariya and Tel Aviv. The entrance to the station is from the above ground parking garage. It is also adjacent to the Haifa Bay Central Bus Station, which is the main junction between the Krayot and the city of Haifa.

During construction, the mall was hit by an Iraqi Scud missile in the course of the 1991 Gulf War.[citation needed]

Attempted bombing[edit]

In 2003, terrorists attempted to bomb the mall. The terror attack was thwarted when police sappers disarmed a bomb weighing dozens of kilograms in a car outside the mall Saturday night. Israeli police suspect Hezbollah or another organization with links to Iran was behind the attempted bombing.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lev HaMifratz Mall". IsraelMalls.net. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Amos, Harel. "Iran-Backed Group May Be Behind Haifa Bomb Attempt". Haaretz. Haaretz. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

Coordinates: 32°47′35.29″N 35°2′12.58″E / 32.7931361°N 35.0368278°E / 32.7931361; 35.0368278