Ramat Eshkol bus bombing

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Ramat Eshkol bus bombing
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The attack site
Location Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem
Date August 21, 1995
7:45 am (GMT+2)
Attack type
suicide bombings
Deaths 4 civilians and one police officer (+1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
100 + mostly policemen
Perpetrators Hamas claimed responsibility

The Ramat Eshkol bus bombing was a Hamas suicide attack on a city bus in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem on August 21, 1995.[1]

The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

The attack[edit]

Using a bomb designed by Yahya Ayyash, the female Palestinian suicide bomber Sufian Jabarin[2] detonated herself at 7:45 AM as a commuter bus passed through Ramat Eshkol.[3] Five people (including the bomber) were killed and more than one hundred were wounded. Many of the victims were policemen on their way to work at the national police headquarters and summer students en route to the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University. One of the victims was an American teacher from Connecticut who was visiting Israel to gather material for her classes on Israeli history.[1] Another victim was paralyzed from the neck down during the attack and remained attached to a respirator until he died in 2005.[4]


The following people died in the attack:[4]

  • Rivka Cohen, 26, of Jerusalem[5]
  • Hannah Naeh, 56, of Jerusalem[6]
  • Joan Davenney, 46, of Connecticut[7]
  • Police Chief Superintendent Noam Aizenman, 35, of Jerusalem[8][9]
  • Yona Peter Malina, 38 - severely injured and remained attached to a respirator until he died on May 30, 2005.[4][10]


Coordinates: 31°47′55″N 35°13′32″E / 31.7987°N 35.2255°E / 31.7987; 35.2255