Binyamina train station suicide bombing

The suicide bombing at Binyamina Railway Station was a Palestinian suicide bombing near Binyamina Railway Station in the town of Binyamina-Giv'at Ada, Israel, on 16 July 2001.

Binyamina train station suicide bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site
LocationBinyamina, Israel
Coordinates32°30′50.02″N 34°56′59.16″E / 32.5138944°N 34.9497667°E / 32.5138944; 34.9497667
DateJuly 16, 2001
7:35 PM
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths2 IDF soldiers (+1 bomber)
Injured11 civilians
PerpetratorsThe Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

The attackEdit

The suicide bomber was 20-year-old Nidal Shaduf, from a village near Jenin. After infiltrating Israel, he entered Binyamina. It has been theorized that he intended to blow himself up inside the crowded railway station, but found he could not enter due to a heavy police presence and stringent security measures. As a result, he detonated at a soldiers' bus stop near the train station, waiting until it began filling with people before detonating.

The suicide bomber detonated at 7:35 PM. Two Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were killed, and eleven people were injured, two of them seriously.[2]

AftermathEdit

 
Remains of the destroyed Egged bus in the attack

Israeli security forces immediately froze all train traffic between Tel Aviv and Haifa. Israeli Police set up a dragnet to capture a vehicle which had been seen dropping the bomber off, using patrol cars, special forces, and helicopters, but without success. Several Palestinians illegally in Israel were caught in the area and taken into custody.

The IDF responded by attacking, primarily with tank fire, Palestinian Authority security installations and Force 17 positions.[3] Israeli helicopters also struck a house in Bethlehem belonging to Fatah militants, killing four.[4]

Both the United States and Palestinian Authority condemned the attack.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Suicide Bomber Kills 2 Israeli Soldiers; 3rd Is Badly Wounded - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 2001-07-17. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. ^ Rubin, Barry; Rubin, Judith Colp (2015-01-28). Chronologies of Modern Terrorism. Routledge. ISBN 9781317474654.
  3. ^ Israeli missile attack threatens fresh violence, The Guardian, 18 July 2001
  4. ^ Israeli air raid kills four 'militants', BBC, 17 July 2001

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