1982 Berlin restaurant bombing

On 15 January 1982, a bomb exploded in the Jewish Mifgash-Israel restaurant in West Berlin, West Germany, killing a child and wounding 46 people.[1][2] Responsibility was claimed by Palestinian nationalists under the names "People's Federation for a Free Palestine" and the "Arab May 15 Organization for the Liberation of Palestine" in two separate claims.[3] Six Palestinian suspected members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were detained by police but released.[3] Mohammed Rashid of the 15 May Organization who led the bombing of Pan Am Flight 830 on 11 August 1982 later reportedly provided information to investigators about the attack.[4] Yehuda Zvi Blum, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was responsible for the attack.[5]

1982 Berlin restaurant bombing
LocationWest Berlin, West Germany
Date15 January 1982
Attack type

See also



  1. ^ "Terrorist Incidents against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968-2003". International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. 20 December 2003. Archived from the original on 26 March 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ Rubin, Barry; Rubin, Judith Colp (2015). Chronologies of Modern Terrorism. Routledge. p. 196. ISBN 9781317474654.
  3. ^ a b "Berlin Police Question 6 Palestinians on Blast". The New York Times. 17 January 1982.
  4. ^ "Airline bomber convicted in 1982 Pan Am attack set to be released from federal prison". NY Daily News. AP. 16 March 2013.
  5. ^ Herf, Jeffrey (2016). Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967–1989. Cambridge University Press. p. 407. ISBN 9781107089860.