Monday, April 4, 2005
Map from Yahoo!
I couldn’t find such a thing on the web, so I decided to do a bit of research on my own to see the pattern of suicide bombings in Tel Aviv since 2000. So here it is:
- February 25th, 2005 / The Stage club: “Four people are killed and at least 30 people are injured in a bomb blast outside a night club in Tel Aviv, weeks after Israeli and Palestinian leaders declare a truce.”
- November 1st, 2004 / Carmel Market: “A teenage suicide bomber kills at least three people in the crowded Carmel market in Tel Aviv.”
- July 11th, 2004 / Near the Old Central Bus Station: “One person is killed and 21 are wounded by a bomb packed with metal bolts, which explodes near a bus stop in Tel Aviv.”
- April 30th, 2003 / Mike’s Place bar: “A suicide bomber attacks a popular cafe in Tel Aviv, just hours after a new Palestinian cabinet wins approval under Abu Mazen who has pledged to crack down on militants. At least four people including the bomber are killed and dozens more injured.”
- January 5th, 2003 / Near the Old Central Bus Station: “At least 23 people are killed and 100 wounded when two suicide attackers set off charges in crowded, parallel and adjacent streets during rush hour in Tel Aviv, echoing an attack in July 2001.”
- October 10th, 2002 / Near the Old Central Bus Station: “A suicide bomber kills himself and a woman in an attack on a bus stop near Tel Aviv.”
- September 19th, 2002 / Near Allenby and Montefiore: “A suicide attack on a bus in Tel Aviv kills five and injures more than 50. A sixth victim - a medical student from Scotland - dies from his injuries the following day.”
- June 1st, 2001 / The Dolphinarium club: “Suicide bomb attack on a disco in Tel Aviv leaves 21 people dead and more than 60 others injured. Islamic Jihad claim responsibility.”
The brief descriptions come from the BBC.
Update: Yes, I’m aware that #3 is not technically a suicide bombing, but I’m going to leave it in there.
Update 2: And if I’ve missed an event, please let me know. I’d like this to be complete…