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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
The attack site is located in Central Israel
The attack site
The attack site
LocationHadera's open-air market, Hadera, Israel
Coordinates32°26′08″N 34°55′14.66″E / 32.43556°N 34.9207389°E / 32.43556; 34.9207389
DateOctober 26, 2005
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths7 Israeli civilians (+ 1 bomber)
55 Israeli civilians
PerpetratorsIslamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility

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

The attackEdit

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 responseEdit

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."[13] Israel retaliated by killing an Islamic Jihad's top commander in northern Gaza and another militant in an airstrike.[14]

Official reactionsEdit

Involved parties


  • An Israeli government spokesman called on the Palestinian Authority to increase its efforts to "disarm and dismantle the terror organization."[15]
  • Mark Regev, a spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry responded that "Abbas says the right thing... But if we have a criticism it's that he talks the right talk, we're waiting for him to follow through on these commitments. Now there have been some steps taken but we really need to see a serious disarming of these extremist groups."

  Palestinian territories:

  • Palestinian National Authority - Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, saying: "It harms Palestinian interests and could widen the cycle of violence, chaos, extremism and bloodshed.".[16]
  • Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat denounced the attack and stated that he hoped the peace between the two sides would not be damaged.
  • Khader Habib, a spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad stated that "The Islamic Jihad movement was committed to the truce, and is still committed to the truce, but this truce should be mutual. We cannot tolerate a one-sided truce."

  United States: White House spokesman Scott McClellan condemned the attack and called on the Palestinian leadership to crack down on the Palestinian militants.[16]


  1. ^ a b c "Larissa Grishchenko". GxMSDev. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Woman injured in Hadera terror attack dies 4 years later". ynet. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  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". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Suicide bomber kills at least five at food stand". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  6. ^ Michael Koifman
  7. ^ Perahiya Makhlouf
  8. ^ Sabiha Nissim
  9. ^ Jamil Mohammed Ka'adan
  10. ^ Ya'akov Rahmani
  11. ^ Genia Poleis
  12. ^ "Victim of 2005 Hadera bombing dies of her wounds". 17 September 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  13. ^ Islamic Jihad: More attacks coming, Ynet News, 26 October 2005
  14. ^ Israel kills 2 Jihad militants in Gaza air strike, The Star Online, 28 October 2005
  15. ^ "Five Dead In Suicide Bombing In Israel". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  16. ^ a b "At Least Five Killed, 21 Hurt in Israel Explosion". Fox News. Retrieved 13 December 2014.

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