Palestinian Terror

Timeline created by RonMachol
  • PFLP 4 Hijackings - Jewish Passengers Held Hostage

    PFLP 4 Hijackings - Jewish Passengers Held Hostage
    Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) hijacked four airliners bound for New York City and one for London. Three aircraft were forced to land at Dawson's Field, a remote airstrip in Jordan.
    While the majority of the 310 hostages were transferred to Amman and freed, the PFLP segregated the flight crews and Jewish passengers, keeping the 56 Jewish hostages in custody, while releasing the non-Jews.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson%27s_Field_hijackings
  • School Bus Bombing - 12 Dead/25 Injured

    School Bus Bombing - 12 Dead/25 Injured
    Early in the morning, the bus departed from Avivim heading with its passengers to two local schools. This route had been scouted by the terrorists. As the bus passed by, it was attacked by heavy gunfire from both sides of the road. The driver was hit in the initial barrage, as were the two other adults on board. The three were killed as the bus crashed into an embankment as the attackers continued firing into the vehicle.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avivim_school_bus_bombing
  • Lod Airport Massacre - 26 Dead/80 Injured

    Lod Airport Massacre - 26 Dead/80 Injured
    The Lod Airport massacre was a terrorist attack that occurred on May 30, 1972, in which three members of the Japanese Red Army recruited by the Palestinian group PFLP attacked Lod Airport (now Ben Gurion International Airport), killing 26 people and injuring 80 others. Because airport security was focused on the possibility of a Palestinian attack, the use of Japanese attackers took the guards by surprise.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lod_Airport_massacre
  • Munich Olympics Massacre - 11 Dead

    Munich Olympics Massacre - 11 Dead
    The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, by eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, who took nine members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage, after killing two of them previously, and killing them along with a West German police officer.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre
  • Kiryat Shmona Massacre - 18 Dead/16 Injured

    Kiryat Shmona Massacre - 18 Dead/16 Injured
    On 11 April 1974, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine crossed the Israeli border from Lebanon. First, they entered the Janusz Korczak middle school, but it was the Passover holiday and the school was unoccupied. They then decided to enter another building nearby. They killed many of that building's residents. The attackers then blew themselves up as Israeli soldiers stormed the building.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiryat_Shmona_massacre
  • Ma'alot Massacre - 29 Dead/68 Injured

    Ma'alot Massacre - 29 Dead/68 Injured
    The Ma'alot massacre was a Palestinian terrorist attack that involved a two-day hostage-taking of 115 Israeli people which ended in the murders of over 25 hostages. It began when three armed members of DFLP entered Israel from Lebanon. They attacked a van, killing two Israeli Arab women and entered an apartment building, where they killed a couple and their four-year-old son. Then they headed for an elementary school, taking 105 children hostage.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%27alot_massacre
  • Jerusalem Street Bombing - 15 Dead/77 Injured

    Jerusalem Street Bombing - 15 Dead/77 Injured
    A refrigerator that had 11 pounds of explosives packed into its sides exploded on Zion Square, Jerusalem. Fifteen people were killed and 77 injured in the attack. Ahmad Jabara, who was responsible for placing the bomb, was arrested and sentenced to life and thirty years in prison, but was released by Israel in 2003 after serving 27 years as a gesture to Arafat, who then appointed him his adviser on prisoners affairs
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Yehuda_Street_bombings
  • Entebbe Rescue - IDF Recuses Hostages in Uganda

    Entebbe Rescue - IDF Recuses Hostages in Uganda
    Operation Entebbe/Thunderbolt was a successful hostage-rescue mission carried out by the Israel Defense Forces at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
    A week earlier, an Air France airliner with 248 passengers was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
    Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos 2,500 miles to Uganda. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. Of the 106 remaining hostages, 102 were rescued.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Entebbe
  • Coastal Road Massacre - 38 Dead/71 Injured

    Coastal Road Massacre - 38 Dead/71 Injured
    The Coastal Road massacre was a hijacking of a bus in which 38 Israelis, including 13 children were killed and 71 wounded. The plan was to seize a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv and take tourists and foreign ambassadors hostage in order to exchange them for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
    The timing was aimed at scuppering the Israeli-Egyptian peace talks and damaging tourism in Israel.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_Road_massacre
    https://palwatch.org/page/4797
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    First Intifada - 277 Israelis Killed/3,000+ Injured

    False charges of Israeli atrocities and instigation from mosques played a a big role in starting the intifada. In December 1987 an Israeli was stabbed to death in Gaza. The next day residents of a refugee camp died in a traffic accident. Rumors spread they had been killed by Israelis. Mass rioting broke out, in which a Palestinian was killed after throwing a Molotov cocktail. This sparked a wave of unrest in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/first-intifada
  • First Bus Suicide Attack - 16 Dead/27 Injured

    First Bus Suicide Attack - 16 Dead/27 Injured
    This was a suicide attack carried out by Abd al-Hadi Ghanim. On a crowded Egged commuter bus en route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Ghanim seized the steering wheel of the bus, running it off a steep cliff into a ravine in the area of Qiryat Ye'arim. 16 civilians died in the attack—including two Canadians and one American.
    The incident is the first Palestinian suicide attack despite the fact that the attacker survived.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv%E2%80%93Jerusalem_bus_405_suicide_attack
  • Dizengoff (Tel Aviv) Bus Bombing - 22 Dead/50 Injured

    Dizengoff (Tel Aviv) Bus Bombing  - 22 Dead/50 Injured
    The Dizengoff Street bus bombing was a Hamas suicide attack on a passenger bus driving down Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv in 1994. At that time, it was the deadliest suicide bombing in Israeli history, and the first successful attack in Tel Aviv. Twenty-two civilians were killed and 50 were injured. The attack was planned by Hamas chief Yahya Ayyash, on the eve of the signing of the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizengoff_Street_bus_bombing
  • Beit Lid Suicide Bombing - 21 Dead/69 Injured

    Beit Lid Suicide Bombing - 21 Dead/69 Injured
    The Beit Lid suicide bombing was a suicide attack by Palestinian Islamic Jihad against Israeli soldiers at the Beit Lid Junction on January 22, 1995. It was the first suicide attack by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beit_Lid_suicide_bombing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7fHZl2h84c
  • Jerusalem Bus Bombing - 26 Dead/48 Injured

    Jerusalem Bus Bombing - 26 Dead/48 Injured
    The Jaffa Road bus bombings were terrorist attacks on buses in Jerusalem. Hamas suicide bombers killed 45 people in the attacks, which were masterminded by Mohammed Deif. These two bombings, within a few days of each other, occurred during a Hamas offensive launched, which also included the French Hill neighborhood attack, a suicide bombing in Ashkelon, and a terrorist attack near Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Road_bus_bombings
  • Jerusalem Bus Bombing - 19 Dead/7 Injured

    Jerusalem Bus Bombing - 19 Dead/7 Injured
    A suicide bomber boarded another No. 18 bus, detonating an explosive belt that killed 16 civilians and three Israeli soldiers and wounded 7.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Road_bus_bombings
  • Mahane Yehuda Market Bomb - 16 Dead/178 Injured

    Mahane Yehuda Market Bomb - 16 Dead/178 Injured
    The 1997 Mahane Yehuda Market bombings were two consecutive suicide bombings carried out by Hamas militants on 30 July 1997 at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel, the city's main open-air fruit and vegetable market. Sixteen people were killed in the attack and 178 were injured.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Mahane_Yehuda_Market_bombings
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    Second Intifada - 1,137 Israelis Killed/8,341 Injured

    Widespread Palestinian violence erupted on Friday, September 29, 2000 in the Old City of Jerusalem and in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grassroots protests and violence soon turned to a campaign of deadly terrorism targeting Israeli civilians on buses, restaurants and on city streets. Over 1,000 Israelis were killed, and thousands severely injured in these attacks. https://www.adl.org/resources/glossary-terms/the-second-intifada-2000
  • Dolphinarium Discotheque Massacre - 21 Dead/120 Injured

    Dolphinarium Discotheque Massacre - 21 Dead/120 Injured
    The Dolphinarium discotheque massacre was a Hamas terror attack on 1 June 2001 in which a Hamas-affiliated Islamist terrorist blew himself up outside a nightclub on the beachfront in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 21 Israelis, 16 of them teenagers. The majority of the victims were Israeli teenage girls, whose families had recently immigrated from the former Soviet Union.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphinarium_discotheque_massacre
  • Sbarro Cafe Jerusalem - 15 Dead/130 Injured

    Sbarro Cafe Jerusalem - 15 Dead/130 Injured
    The Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing, also called the Sbarro massacre, was a Palestinian terrorist attack on a pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem, Israel, on 9 August 2001, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children and a pregnant woman, and 130 wounded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sbarro_restaurant_suicide_bombing Terrorist Confesses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsOKep96P9U
  • Haifa Bus Bomb - 15 Dead/40 Injured

    Haifa Bus Bomb - 15 Dead/40 Injured
    Fifteen people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated the bomb he was wearing after boarding a crowded bus. About 40 people were wounded in the attack, several of them seriously.
    The bombing occurred when an Egged bus was blown apart while passing through the mixed Jewish-Arab Halissa district.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2001/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20on%20Haifa%20bus%20-%202-Dec-2001.aspx
  • Park Hotel (During Passover) Bomb - 30 Dead/140 Injured

    Park Hotel (During Passover) Bomb - 30 Dead/140 Injured
    Thirty people were killed and 140 injured - 20 seriously - in a suicide bombing in the Park Hotel, during the Passover holiday seder with 250 guests.
    The terrorist walked into the dining room of the hotel and detonated an explosive device.
    A year later, the four Palestinian Hamas terrorists who planned the massacre were sentenced to 29 life terms in prison.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2002/Pages/Passover%20suicide%20bombing%20at%20Park%20Hotel%20in%20Netanya.aspx
  • Haifa Restaurant Bomb - 16 Dead/40 Injured

    Haifa Restaurant Bomb - 16 Dead/40 Injured
    The Matza restaurant suicide bombing occurred on March 31, 2002, when a Palestinian Hamas suicide bomber detonated his bomb inside the Matza restaurant in Haifa, Israel, near the Grand Canyon shopping mall, killing 16 Israeli civilians and injuring over 40 people. Journalist Giulio Meotti described the attack as a massacre.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matza_restaurant_suicide_bombing
  • Rishon LeZion Bombing - 16 Dead/55 Injured

    Rishon LeZion Bombing - 16 Dead/55 Injured
    The 2002 Rishon LeZion bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on 7 May 2002 at a crowded game club located in the new industrial area of Rishon Lezion. 16 people were killed in the attack and 55 were injured.
    The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
    http://www.themarker.com/misc/1.114540
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Rishon_LeZion_bombing
  • Megiddo Suicide Bomb - 17 Dead/43 Injured

    Megiddo Suicide Bomb - 17 Dead/43 Injured
    The Megiddo Junction bus bombing was the suicide bombing of an Egged bus at Megiddo Junction in northern Israel on June 5, 2002. 17 people were killed and 43 wounded, the majority of them IDF soldiers.
    The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2002/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20at%20Megiddo%20junction%20-%205-Jun-2002.aspx
  • Jeruselem Bus Suicide Bomb - 19 Dead/74 Injured

    Jeruselem Bus Suicide Bomb - 19 Dead/74 Injured
    19 people were killed and 74 injured - six seriously - in a suicide bombing at the Patt junction in Jerusalem. The bus, which was completely destroyed, was carrying many students on their way to school. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2002/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20at%20Patt%20junction%20in%20Jerusalem%20-%2018.aspx
  • Karkur Bus Suicide Bomb - 14 Dead/50 Injured

    Karkur Bus Suicide Bomb - 14 Dead/50 Injured
    Fourteen people were killed and some 50 wounded when a car bomb containing about 100 kilograms of explosives was detonated next to a No. 841 Egged bus from Kiryat Shmona to Tel-Aviv. The bus had pulled over at a bus stop when the suicide bomber, from Jenin, driving a jeep, approached from behind and exploded.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2002/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20of%20Egged%20bus%20No%20841%20at%20Karkur%20junc.aspx
  • Tel Aviv Central Bus Station Massacre - 23 Dead/100+ Injured

    Tel Aviv Central Bus Station Massacre - 23 Dead/100+ Injured
    The Tel Aviv central bus station massacre was an attack which occurred on January 5, 2003 in which two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 23 civilians and injuring over 100.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv_Central_bus_station_massacre
  • Haifa Bus Bomb - 17 Dead/53 Injured

    Haifa Bus Bomb - 17 Dead/53 Injured
    Seventeen people were killed and 53 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus No. 37 in Haifa. The blast turned the bus into a charred wreck and scattered bodies along the road. The bus driver, a Christian Arab, was moderately injured.
    Police said the bomb was laden with metal shrapnel in order to maximize the number of injuries and strapped to the bomber's body.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2004/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20of%20Egged%20bus%20No%2037%20in%20Haifa%20-%205-Ma.aspx
  • Jerusalem Bus Bomb - 17 Dead/100+ Injured

    Jerusalem Bus Bomb - 17 Dead/100+ Injured
    Seventeen people were killed and over 100 wounded in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus #14A in Jerusalem.
    The bomber, dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, boarded the bus and detonated his bomb, wrecking the bus and killing 16 of its passengers. Over 100 people were wounded, including dozens of passersby. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
    http://www.israel.org/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20of%20Egged%20bus%20No%2014A%20in%20Jerusalem%20-.aspx
  • Jerusalem Bus Bomb - 23 Dead/130 Injured

    Jerusalem Bus Bomb - 23 Dead/130 Injured
    Twenty-three people were killed and over 130 wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a five-kilogram device packed with ball-bearings on a crowded No. 2 Egged bus in Jerusalem's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Many of the passengers were returning from prayers at the Western Wall when they were killed. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Suicide%20bombing%20of%20No%202%20Egged%20bus%20in%20Jerusalem%20-%201.aspx
  • Beersheva Bus Bombs - 16 Dead/100+ Injured

    Beersheva Bus Bombs - 16 Dead/100+ Injured
    Two explosions took place within minutes of each other on two Beersheba city buses. 16 people were killed and 100 wounded.
    Israel Radio reported that one bus was in flames, while windows were blown out of the second vehicle. Both buses had just left the city's central bus station. Most of the passengers on the second bus, no. 12, fled the bus before the bomb exploded on hearing the first explosion.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2004/Pages/Double%20bombing%20in%20Beersheba%2031-Aug-2004.aspx
  • Sinai (Taba) Suicide Bomb - 32 Dead/120 Injured

    Sinai (Taba) Suicide Bomb - 32 Dead/120 Injured
    A total of 32 people were killed in Thursday night's (Oct 7) terror attacks on two Sinai holiday resorts frequented by Israelis: 29 at the Taba Hilton and three at Ras a-Satan. Twelve Israelis were killed and over 120 wounded.
    Also identified among the dead were Russian, Egyptian and Italian citizens.
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2004/Pages/Sinai%20terror%20bombings%207-Oct-2004.aspx
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    Israel's Anti-Terrorist Fence Completed

    The security fence serves one purpose and one purpose only: to prevent terrorists from carrying out deadly attacks on Israeli civilians. Since the construction of the fence began, there has been a significant decrease in the number of attacks originating in Judea and Samaria.
    https://www.idf.il/en/articles/palestinian-terror/setting-the-facts-straight-on-the-security-fence/
    https://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Documents/savinglives.pdf
  • Tel Aviv Shawarma Restaurant Bomb - 11 Dead/70 Injured

    Tel Aviv Shawarma Restaurant Bomb - 11 Dead/70 Injured
    The 2006 Tel Aviv shawarma restaurant bombing was a suicide bombing on April 17, 2006 at "Rosh Ha'ir" shawarma restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eleven Israeli civilians were killed in the attack and 70 were injured. The Palestinian militant organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Tel_Aviv_shawarma_restaurant_bombing
  • Mercaz HaRav Massacre - 8 Dead/11 Injured

    Mercaz HaRav Massacre - 8 Dead/11 Injured
    The Mercaz HaRav massacre, also called the Mercaz HaRav shooting, was a mass shooting attack that occurred on 6 March 2008, in which a lone Palestinian gunman shot multiple students at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, a religious school in Jerusalem, Israel, after which the gunman himself was shot dead. Eight students and the perpetrator were killed. Eleven more were wounded, five of them placed in serious to critical condition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercaz_HaRav_massacre
  • Jerusalem Synagogue Attack - 5 Dead/7 Injured

    Jerusalem Synagogue Attack - 5 Dead/7 Injured
    On the morning of 18 November 2014, two Palestinian men from Jerusalem entered Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue, in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem, and attacked the praying congregants with axes, knives, and a gun. They killed four worshippers, and critically wounded a responding Druze Israeli police officer, who later died of his wounds. They also injured seven male worshippers. The two attackers were then shot dead by the police.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Jerusalem_synagogue_attack
  • Tel Aviv Cafe Shooting - 4 Dead/21 Injured

    Tel Aviv Cafe Shooting - 4 Dead/21 Injured
    The June 2016 Tel Aviv shooting, which occurred on 8 June 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel, was a terrorist attack in which two Palestinian gunmen opened fire on patrons at the Max Brenner Cafe in the Sarona Market, killing four people and injuring seven others. The perpetrators were caught alive by the security forces and put in custody. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2016_Tel_Aviv_shooting