Umm al-Fahm bus bombing
The Umm al-Fahm bus bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on March 20, 2002 on an Egged bus which was passing through Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel. 7 people were killed in the attack and 27 people were injured.
|Umm al-Fahm bus bombing|
|Part of the Second Intifada|
|Date||March 20, 2002|
|Deaths||7 Israeli civilians (+ 1 bomber)|
|Injured||27 Israeli civilians|
|Perpetrators||Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility|
The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
On Wednesday, 7:05 am March 20, 2002, a Palestinian militant exploded himself on Egged bus no. 823 which was traveling on Highway 65 on its way from Tel Aviv to Nazareth. The explosion occurred while the bus was passing through Umm al-Fahm. Seven people - four soldiers and three civilians - were killed in the explosion and 27 other passengers were injured.