2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing

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2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
The attack site is located in Central Israel
The attack site
The attack site
Location Netanya, Israel
Date May 18, 2001
11:30 am (GMT+2)
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 6 (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Hamas claimed responsibility

The 2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on May 18, 2001 in the HaSharon Mall in Netanya, Israel. Six people were killed in the attack.[1]

The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas said they were responsible for the attack.

The attack[edit]

On Friday, May 18, 2001 at 11:30 am, a Palestinian suicide bomber wearing a long blue jacket hiding explosives attached to his body approached the popular HaSharon Mall in the center of Netanya. He was approached by the mall's security guard, who prevented him from entering the mall; the bomber immediately detonated his explosives at the entrance to the mall, killing seven people including himself and injuring more than 50.[1]



Following the attack Israeli fighter jets attacked Palestinian security forces headquarters in the West Bank, killing 12.[8] The attack marks the first use of Israeli warplanes against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza since the 1967 war.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b LaTourrette, Tom (2006). Reducing Terrorism Risk at Shopping Centers: An Analysis of Potential Security Options. Rand Corporation. ISBN 9780833040404. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Tirza Polonsky". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vladislav Sorokin". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yulia Tratiakova". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Miriam Waxman". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "David Yarkoni". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Arabs seek to isolate Israel". BBC. May 20, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ Goldenberg, Suzanne (18 May 2001). "War jets attack West Bank after mall bomb carnage". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 

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Coordinates: 32°19′36″N 34°51′44″E / 32.3266°N 34.8621°E / 32.3266; 34.8621