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Wednesday, 28 March, 2001, 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK
Israel's history of bomb blasts
Jerusalem car bomb
Bombs detonate in central Jerusalem in May 2001
Since the intifada began in the autumn of 2000 the number of attacks on Israeli soil have increased. BBC News Online looks back at the more recent bomb blasts.


27 May: A series of explosions rock central Jerusalem during morning rush-hour. There are no reports of serious injuries.

26 May: A car bomb explodes outside the central Jerusalem police station in an area packed with bars and restaurants, although no-one is injured. The hard line Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine says it carried out the attack.

25 May: Two separate explosions kill at least four and injure more than 60 in the northern Israeli town of Hadera and in Nablus in the West Bank. Suicide bombers die in both blasts although the Palestinians say the Nablus attack is assassination.

18 May: At least five people are killed and more than 30 injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up in Netanya. The bomber is believed to be among the dead.

6 May: A bomb placed in a rubbish bin in a bus station in a Tel Aviv suburb slightly injures a woman.

29 April: A Palestinian is killed when a bomb explodes near a Jewish settlers' school bus near the West Bank town of Nablus.

bomb victim
A new bombing campaign claims another victim
22 April: Two people are killed and more than 20 injured in a bus stop bombing in the town of Kfar Saba north of Tel Aviv. One was believed to be the bomber. The Popular Army Front claimed responsibility.

14 April: Two pipe bombs go off within an hour of each other, one in Kfar Saba and the other near the border with the West Bank. One person is injured in the second attack.

28 March: Three people are killed and several critically injured in a bomb explosion on the border between Israel and the West Bank. The Islamic militant group, Hamas, admits carrying out the attack.

27 March: Thirty people are injured in two separate bomb attacks in Jerusalem. A bomber is killed in the explosion.

4 March: A suicide bomber blows himself up in Netanya, killing three Israelis and injuring dozens more.

Jerusalem car bomb Feb. 2001
Bomb squad inspects wreckage of February 2001 blast
1 March: At least one person is killed and nine injured in an explosion in northern Israel. A group calling itself The Battalions of Return says it is responsible.

8 February: Two car bomb explosions in the heart of the ultra-Orthodox area of west Jerusalem. It is the first explosion since the election of right-wing Likud leader Ariel Sharon. No-one is killed.

1 January: Car bomb explodes in west Jerusalem. One woman injured.


28 December: At least one bomb explodes on a bus near Tel Aviv, wounding 13 Israelis.

Tel Aviv bus bomb wreckage
October 1994: Tel Aviv bus bomb blast
22 November: Two Israelis killed and 55 wounded by a car bomb that explodes during the rush-hour in northern town of Hadera.

2 November: Two Israelis killed by a powerful car bomb at central Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a frequent target of attacks. Islamic Jihad says it carried out the bombing.


6 November: A car bomb at the same market kills two suicide bombers from Islamic Jihad and wounds 21.


4 September: Explosion in west Jerusalem kills eight, including three bombers, and wounds more than 170.

30 July: Two militants blow themselves up in the Mahane Yehuda market, killing themselves and 16 shoppers.

31 March: Suicide bomber kills himself and three women at a Tel Aviv cafe.


4 March: Tel Aviv bomb kills 13.

3 March: Suicide bomb on a Jerusalem bus kills 19.

25 February: Suicide bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv kill 26. Militant Hamas group claims responsibility.


21 August: Bomb on a Jerusalem bus kills five and wounds 69.

July 24: Unidentified suicide bomber kills six passengers and himself on a bus outside Tel Aviv.

9 April: Islamic Jihad suicide bomber attacks military convoy in Gaza, killing seven soldiers and an American tourist.

22 January: Two Islamic Jihad militants blow themselves up amid a group of soldiers near Netanya, killing 21.


11 November: Islamic Jihad militant sets off bomb near Netzarim settlement in Gaza, killing three officers.

19 October: Hamas militant sets off bomb killing 23 on a Tel Aviv bus.

13 April: Hamas bomb kills five and injures 30 in Hadera north of Tel Aviv.

6 April: Hamas car bomb in Afula kills eight and wounds 44. Hamas says attack was revenge for killing of 29 Palestinians by a settler.

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