The Hadera Market bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on October 26, 2005 at the entrance to the main fruit and vegetable open-air market in Hadera. Seven people were killed in the attack,[1][2] and 55 were injured, of them five in severe condition.[3]

Hadera Market bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
A memorial for the attack victims
Hadera Market bombing is located in Central Israel
Hadera Market bombing
The attack site
Native nameהפיגוע בשוק בחדרה
LocationHadera's open-air market, Hadera, Israel
Coordinates32°26′08″N 34°55′15″E / 32.43556°N 34.92083°E / 32.43556; 34.92083
DateOctober 26, 2005; 18 years ago (2005-10-26)
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapon5 kilograms (11 lb) suicide vest
Deaths7 Israeli civilians (+1 bomber)
Injured55 Israeli civilians
PerpetratorIslamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility

The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.[4]

The attack


On Wednesday, October 26, 2005, during the afternoon hours, a Palestinian suicide bomber who wore an explosive belt hidden underneath his clothes approached the open market place in the small Israeli coastal town of Hadera. The market place was busy with shoppers in advance of a Jewish Holiday, with many stocking up for the weekend. The suicide bomber detonated the explosive device at the market. The blast killed seven civilians[1][2] and injured 55 people, of them five in severe condition.[3]

Two Palestinian Islamist militant group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the attack was carried out by a 20-year-old Palestinian named Hassan Abu Zeid who originated from the Palestinian town Qabatiya in the West Bank.[5]

The perpetrators and Israeli response


The Islamist militant organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility, and stated that the attack was carried out in revenge for the Israeli targeted killing of the Islamic Jihad commander Luay Saadi. Abu al-Muaman, one of the organization's leaders, stated in the press that "This attack is merely a preliminary response by the Palestinian rebellious groups, and harder retaliation is on its way."[6] Israel retaliated by killing an Islamic Jihad's top commander in northern Gaza and another militant in an airstrike.[7]

Official reactions

Involved parties


  • An Israeli government spokesman called on the Palestinian Authority to increase its efforts to "disarm and dismantle the terror organization."[8]

  Palestinian territories:


  United States: White House spokesman Scott McClellan condemned the attack and called on the Palestinian leadership to crack down on the Palestinian militants.[9]


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  3. ^ a b "Suicide bomber rocks Hadera market". 27 October 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  4. ^ "BBC NEWS - Middle East - Five die in Israel market bombing". 27 October 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Suicide bomber kills at least five at food stand". 27 October 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  6. ^ Islamic Jihad: More attacks coming, Ynet News, 26 October 2005
  7. ^ Israel kills 2 Jihad militants in Gaza air strike, The Star Online, 28 October 2005
  8. ^ "Five Dead In Suicide Bombing In Israel". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  9. ^ a b "At Least Five Killed, 21 Hurt in Israel Explosion". Fox News. Retrieved 13 December 2014.