Suicide bombing at the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem-1-Dec-2001

Suicide bombing at the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem-1-Dec-2001


  Suicide bombing at the Ben-Yehuda
pedestrian mall in Jerusalem -
December 1, 2001

©2001 Reuter/Nir Elias
Suicide bombing at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem (Dec 1)
11 people, aged 14-21, were killed and 188 injured when explosive devices were detonated by two suicide bombers close to 11:30 P.M. Saturday night on Ben Yehuda Street, the pedestrian mall in the center of Jerusalem, frequented by many young people. A car bomb exploded nearby 20 minutes later. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 Selected photos of the bombing

The names of the victims:
-  Assaf Avitan, 15, of Jerusalem
-  Michael Moshe Dahan, 21, of Jerusalem
-  Israel Ya'akov Danino, 17, of Jerusalem
-  Yosef El-Ezra, 18, of Jerusalem
-  Sgt. Nir Haftzadi, 19, of Jerusalem
-  Yuri (Yoni) Korganov, 20, of Ma'alei Adumim
-  Golan Turgeman, 15, of Jerusalem
-  Guy Vaknin, 19, of Jerusalem
-  Adam Weinstein, 14, of Givon Hahadasha
-  Moshe Yedid-Levy, 19, of Jerusalem
-  Ido Cohen, 17, of Jerusalem, fatally injured in the attack, died of his wounds on December 8.

Assaf Avitan
Moshe Dahan
Israel Danino
Yosef El-Ezra

Nir Haftzadi
Yuri Korganov
Golan Turgeman
Guy Vaknin

Adam Weinstein
Moshe Yedid-Levy
Ido Cohen

News reports:

 Business as usual in terror-struck capital - Ha'aretz, Dec 3, 2001
 The Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem: A short history of terror - Ha'aretz, Dec 3, 2001

The Israeli response:

 FM Peres to European FM'S: Arafat will be judged by his actions and not by his declarations - Dec 2, 2001
 PA is directly responsible for the situation that has been created - Defense Minister, Dec 2, 2001
 Travel restrictions in the West Bank following the recent wave of terrorist attacks - IDF Spokesman, Dec 2, 2001

Reactions of world leaders:

 US President George Bush: "Chairman Arafat and the Palestinian Authority must immediately find and arrest those responsible for these hideous murders. They must also act swiftly and decisively against the organizations that support them. Now more than ever, Chairman Arafat and the Palestinian Authority must demonstrate through their actions, and not merely their words, their commitment to fight terror." (White House press release - Dec 1, 2001)

 EU Presidency condemns terrorist attacks, Dec 2, 2001)

 World leaders condemn bomb attacks - Ha'aretz, Dec 3, 2001

Palestinian violence and terrorism since Sept 2000
In Memory of the Victims of Palestinian Violence and Terrorism
Suicide and Other Bombing Attacks in Israel Since the Declaration of Principles (Sept 1993)
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