Stage Club bombing

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Stage Club bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
The attack site is located in Tel Aviv
The attack site
The attack site
The attack site is located in Central Israel
The attack site
The attack site
Location"Stage" nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel
Coordinates32°04′22.89″N 34°45′53.79″E / 32.0730250°N 34.7649417°E / 32.0730250; 34.7649417
DateFebruary 25, 2005
11:30 pm (GMT+2)
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths5 Israelis (+ 1 bomber)
Injured50+ Israelis
PerpetratorsIslamic Jihad claimed responsibility

The Stage Club bombing was a terrorist attack which occurred on February 25, 2005 in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up outside the "Stage" beachfront nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 5 people and injuring 50.

The Palestinian militant organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

The attack[edit]

On Friday, 25 February 2005, at 11:30 pm, a Palestinian suicide bomber wearing hidden explosives attached to his body, detonated himself in a crowd of young Israelis who were waiting outside a beachfront nightclub near the promenade of Tel Aviv. This was on the corner of Herbert Samuel and Yonah Hanavi streets, opposite the Israeli beachfront. This bombing occurred on February 25, 2005. The blast killed five people and injured more than 50.

Most of the victims belonged to an Israeli army reserve unit that was planning to celebrate the birthday of one of its officers at the nightclub.

"We're a small and very 'together' unit," later said Yaron Greivsky, whose 30th birthday was the reason for the surprise gathering. "We're the kind who smile when we're called up for reserve service. All of us have been in dangerous places, we've been in Lebanon, Gaza, Hebron, all over. No one was ever hurt. And then a terrorist comes to the middle of Tel Aviv, where it's supposed to be the safest, and destroys everything."[2]

The perpetrators[edit]

The Palestinian militant organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.[1] After the attack the Al-Jazeera network released a video which showed the 21-year-old suicide bomber Abdullah Badran who stated that he carried out the attack in revenge for Israel's actions in West Bank and the Gaza Strip.[3]

Abdullah Badran[edit]

Abdullah Badran (1983-February 25, 2005) was the Palestinian suicide bomber involved in the attack. Badran was a university student from the village of Deir al-Ghusun near the West Bank town of Tulkarm. His parents said he was a devout Muslim, but had no history of militant activity. Badran was twenty-one at the time of his death.[4]


  1. ^ a b " - Syria-based Islamic Jihad claims role for Tel Aviv bombing". USA Today. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Terrorists Kill Four in Tel Aviv Bomb Blast". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  3. ^ "NRG - ...4 -;". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  4. ^ חדשות NRG - ...4 נרצחו בפיגוע התאבדות בטיילת בתל-אביב

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