Hadera Market bombing
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, and 55 were injured, of them five in severe condition.
|Hadera Market bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign|
|Location||Hadera's open-air market, Hadera, Israel|
|Date||October 26, 2005|
|Deaths||7 Israeli civilians (+ 1 bomber)|
|55 Israeli civilians|
|Perpetrators||Islamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility|
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 and injured 55 people, of them five in severe condition.
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.
- Michael Koifman, 68, of Hadera
- Perahiya Makhlouf, 53, of Hadera
- Sabiha Nissim, 66, of moshav Ahituv
- Jamil Mohammed Ka'adan, 48, of Baqa al-Gharbiyye
- Ya'akov Rahmani, 68, of Hadera
- Genia Poleis, 66, of Hadera
- Larissa Grishchenko, 39, of Hadera – died 4 years later of her injury
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." Israel retaliated by killing an Islamic Jihad's top commander in northern Gaza and another militant in an airstrike.
- Involved parties
- An Israeli government spokesman called on the Palestinian Authority to increase its efforts to "disarm and dismantle the terror organization."
- 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 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.".
- 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."
- "Larissa Grishchenko". GxMSDev. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "Woman injured in Hadera terror attack dies 4 years later". ynet. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "Suicide bomber rocks Hadera market". Haaretz.com. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "BBC NEWS - Middle East - Five die in Israel market bombing". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "Suicide bomber kills at least five at food stand". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- Michael Koifman
- Perahiya Makhlouf
- Sabiha Nissim
- Jamil Mohammed Ka'adan
- Ya'akov Rahmani
- Genia Poleis
- "Victim of 2005 Hadera bombing dies of her wounds". Haaretz.com. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- Islamic Jihad: More attacks coming, Ynet News, 26 October 2005
- Israel kills 2 Jihad militants in Gaza air strike, The Star Online, 28 October 2005
- "Five Dead In Suicide Bombing In Israel". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "At Least Five Killed, 21 Hurt in Israel Explosion". Fox News. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
|Wikinews has related news: Suicide bomber strikes Israeli coastal town|
- At Least Five Killed in Bombing at Israeli Marketplace - published on the Washington Post on October 27, 2005
- Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 5, Israeli Police Say - published on the New York Times on October 26, 2005
- Five die in Israel market bombing - published on BBC News on October 27, 2005
- Woman injured in Hadera terror attack dies 4 years later - published on Ynet on September 17, 2009