2001 Netanya bombing

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2001 Netanya 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
Coordinates 32°19′41″N 34°51′32″E / 32.32806°N 34.85889°E / 32.32806; 34.85889
Date March 4, 2001
~ 9:00 am
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 3 (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Hamas claimed responsibility

The 2001 Netanya bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on March 4, 2001 at the center of the business district of Netanya, Israel. Three people were killed in the attack and over 60 people were injured.[1]


On Sunday, March 4, 2001, shortly before 9:00 am, a Palestinian suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt hidden underneath his clothes detonated the explosive device at a busy intersection in the center of the business district of Netanya, Israel. The force of the blast killed three civilians and injured over 60 people.[2]



After the attack, the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the attack was carried out by a 23-year-old Palestinian named Ahmed Alyan who was a resident of the West Bank.[6]

Official reactions[edit]

Involved parties


  • Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stated that "the terror attack is a very serious one that shows that the Palestinian Authority is not taking the necessary steps"[7]

 Palestinian territories:

  • Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Hamas, stated that Hamas would continue to attack Israel until the Israeli occupation will be eradicated and stated that Israelis would "pay a price in accordance with the price paid by the Palestinian people."[1]
  •  France: French officials condemned the attack in Netanya, but at the same time urged Israel to end the blockade on the Palestinian territories.[8]
  •  United States: The Bush administration condemned the attack and requested that Arafat will arrest those responsible for the attack.[9]


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  4. ^ "Yevgenya Malchin". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shlomit Ziv". GxMSDev. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sharon induction threatened by new violence". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "News in brief". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=BBAB&d_place=BBAB&p_theme
  9. ^ "SUICIDE BLAST IN ISRAEL KILLS 3, INJURES SCORES". NY Daily News. 5 March 2001. 

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