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Arafat's Arsenal of Missiles

New York Times- June 4, 2001


Human Rights Violations in the Middle East



In Hebron, Arabs kill 67 Jews and begin driving Jewish families ot of the city and surrounding areas.


July 20
King Abdullah of Jordan assassinated by Arab extremist in Jerusalem, Jordan, while entering the Mosque of Omar to pray. The assassin and four others are hanged for their part in the murder.

September 11
Pakistani prime minister Lisquat Ali Khan shot dead while addressing public meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by Afghan fanatic.


March 17
Bus passengers killed when Palestinian terrorists cross into the Negev desert, Israel, and ambush the vehicle.


August 29
Jordanian prime minister and eleven others killed by bomb in the foreign ministry building, Amman, Jordan. Two of the bombers fled to safety and eleven others are sentenced to death for the attack.


May 25
Three Israeli civilians killed in Al Fatah Palestinian terrorist attack on Jewish settlement at Ramat Hakovash, Israel.


March 18
School bus hits land mine in Negev desert, Israel, killing two adults and injuring twenty eight children. The Israelis stage major retaliatory raid into Jordan to hunt down the Palestinian Al Fatah terrorists responsible.

June 5
American presidential candidate Robert Kennedy murdered by Jordanian terrorist, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, in Los Angeles, United States. His killer was arrested and became the cause of further terrorist attacks, as Arab terrorist groups demanded his release

July 22
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine carry out first ever aircraft hijacking, seizing an El Al Boeing 707 in Rome, Italy, and diverting it to Algeria. Thirty two Jewish passengers held hostages for five weeks.

September 4
Three bombs explode in central Tel Aviv, Israel, killing one Israeli and wounding seventy one civilians.

November 22
Mahaneh Yehuda market, Israel, bombed by Al Fatah Palestinian terrorists killing twelve civilians and injuring fifty two.

December 26
One Israeli killed in Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine machine gun attack on El Al aircraft at Athens airport, Greece. Two terrorists were captured but later released by the Greek government after a Greek aircraft was hijacked to Beirut. Three days after the Athens attack Israeli commandos raid Beirut airport, Lebanon and blow up thirteen Arab airliners worth $43 million.


February 18
Palestinian terrorists attack El Al Boeing 707 on runway at Zurich airport, Switzerland, raking the fuselage with gunfire, killing the pilot and three passengers. An Israeli skymarshall/secuirty guard returned fire killing one of the terrorists and drove off the reminder.

February 21
Palestinian terrorists explode a bomb in a crowded supermarket in Jerusalem, Israel, killing two people and injuring twenty.

August 29
TWA hijacked by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists after taking off from Rome, Italy, led by Leila Khalid, and forced to fly to Damascus, Syria. All the passengers and crew were released unharmed but the terrorists exploded a bomb in the cockpit of the aircraft.

October 22
Four civilians killed by Palestinian bombs in two apartments in Haifa, Israeli, and twenty others wounded.


February 10
Three Arab terrorists attempt to hijack an El Al Boeing 707 at Munich airport, Germany, but are thwarted by the pilot who grappled with a terrorist in the terminal lounge. One Israeli is killed and eleven others wounded.

February 21
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine blow up a Swiss airliner just after it has taken off from Zurich, Switzerland, killing all forty seven people on board.

September 6
"Skyjack Sunday" takes places at Dawson Field, in Jordan. TWA, Swissair, BOAC aircraft, along with more than four hundred hostages, were hijacked and ordered to the Jordanian airport by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Another terrorist team tried to hijack an El Al Boeing over London but security staff foiled the attempt and captured one of the hijackers, Leila Khalid, alive. The German, Swiss and British Governments all agreed to the PFLP's demands and released a number of terrorists, including Khalid, held in their jails.


May 17
Turkish radicals assassinate Israeli consul general in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of a joint operation with Palestinian terrorists.

November 28
Jordanian prime minister Wasfi Tal shot and killed by Palestinian Black September terrorists at the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. A month later the Jordanian ambassador in London, England, is shot and wounded by a Black September hit squad.


May 8
Israeli commandos storm hijacked Belgian Sabena airliner at Ben Gurion airport, Israel, killing the four Palestinian Black September terrorists aboard the aircraft and freeing the hostages. One passenger and five Israeli soldiers were killed.

May 30
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Japanese Red Army terrorists open fire in passenger terminal of Lod Airport, Israel, killing twenty six civilians and wounding seventy eight others. Japanese terrorist Kozo Okamoto survives and is captured by the Israelis.

September 5
Eight Palestinian Black September terrorists seize eleven Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany. In a bungled rescue attempt by the West German authorities nine of the hostages and five terrorists are killed.

September 9
Member of the Israeli embassy staff in London, England, killed by Palestinian letter bomb.


March 12
Palestinian Black September terrorists murder an Israeli businessman on Cyprus.

August 5
Black September suicide squad attacks passenger terminals at Athens airport, Greece, killing three civilians and injuring fifty five.

December 17
Palestinian terrorists bomb Pan Am office at Fiumicino airport, Rome, Italy killing thirty two and injuring fifty. The terrorist then take seven Italian policemen hostage and hijack an aircraft to Athens, Greece, before flying on to Kuwait after killing one of the hostages. They then surrendered.


March 1
Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, seized by Black September terrorists and a number of diplomats from Arab and western countries taken hostages. The terrorists murder two American and one Belgian diplomat.

April 11
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command terrorists seize part of the Qirayt Shemona settlement in northern Israel. Eighteen Israelis killed after the terrorists detonate explosives during a rescue attempt.

May 15
Ninety children are held hostage by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists in a school at Ma'alot, Israel. Twenty one people are killed and seventy eight wounded during a bungled rescue attempt by Israeli special forces troops.

June 13
The Shamir kibbutz in Israel raided by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The four terrorists and several Israelis killed in ensuing gun battle.

June 26
Al Fatah Palestinian terrorists land by boat near Nahariya, Israel, and attempt to take civilians hostage. Three Israelis and all the terrorists are killed in a firefight.

November 23
British DC-10 airliner hijacked at Dubai, UAE, by Palestinian Rejectionist front terrorists and eventually flown to Tunisia where a German passenger was killed.


January 19
Arab terrorists attack Orly airport, Paris, France, seizing ten hostages in a terminal bathroom. Eventually the French provided the terrorists with a plane to fly them to safety in Baghdad, Iraq.

December 21
Top international terrorist, Carlos "The Jackal" holds eleven oil ministers and fifty nine civilians hostage during the OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria. After flying to Algeria and taking delivery of several hundred million dollars in ransom money, Carlos and his Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists escape.


June 27
An Air France airliner is hijacked by a joint German Baader-Meinhof/Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group and its crew are forced to fly to Entebbe airport in Uganda. Some two hundred and fifty eight passengers and crew are held hostage but all non-Israeli passengers are eventually released. On 4 July Israeli commandos fly to Uganda and rescue the remaining hostages. All the terrorists were killed in the rescue, as are three passengers and one commando.

August 11
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Japanese Red Army terrorists attack passenger terminal at Istanbul airport, Turkey, killing four civilians and injuring twenty.


October 13
Four Palestinian terrorists hijack a German Lufthansa Boeing 737 and order it to fly around a number of Middle East destinations for four days. After the plane's pilot is killed by the terrorists, it is stormed by German GSG9 counter-terrorist troops, assisted by two British Army Special Air Service soldiers, when it puts down at Mogadishu, Somalia. All the ninety hostages are rescued and three terrorists killed.


March 11
A nine strong Al Fatah Palestinian seaborne raiding party lands in Israel and hijacks a bus, killing twenty six civilians and wounding seventy. All the terrorists are killed by Israeli security forces. The Israelis retaliate by invading southern Lebanon, under codename Operation Litani.

August 20
El Al stewardess killed when crew bus ambushed by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists outside Europa Hotel, London, England.


October 3
Four Jews killed and twelve injured in Palestinian bomb attack on synagogue in Paris, France.


April 16
Palestinian terrorist team attempt attack on Israel from Lebanon in hot air balloon. Israeli air defences shoot down the balloon killing all the crew.

May 13
Pope John Paul II seriously wounded in assassination attempt in Rome, Italy, by Turkish "Grey Wolves" terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca. It emerges he was trained by a number of Middle Eastern terrorists groups and had links to the Soviet intelligence services.

October 6
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat shot dead by rebel troops who machine gunned the reviewing stand at a military parade in Cairo, Egypt. Seven other people are killed and twenty eight wounded. The assassins are later executed.


June 3
The Israeli ambassador in London, England, Shlomo Argov, shot and seriously injured by terrorists from the Abu Nidal group. The attack is used to justify the Israeli invasion of Lebanon that started immediately after the attack.

September 14
Lebanese President Bashir Gemayel assassinated by a massive car bomb at a Beirut political meeting, by a pro-Syrian Lebanese group

November 11
Israeli military headquarters in Tyre, Lebanon, destroyed by Islamic suicide bomber leaving seventy five Israeli soldiers dead, along with fifteen Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.


April 18
Sixty three people, including the CIA's Middle East Director, are killed and 120 injured in a 400 lb suicide truck bomb attack on the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The driver is killed. Responsibility is claimed by Islamic Jihad.

October 23
Simultaneous suicide truck bombs on American and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. A 12,000 lb bomb destroys a US Marine Corps base killing two hundred and forty one Americans; another fifty eight Frenchmen are killed when a 400 lb device destroys one of their bases. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility. US and French aircraft strike suspected terrorist bases in the Baka'a valley in retaliation.

November 4
Twenty eight Israeli soldiers, along with thirty Palestinian and Lebanese civilians are killed in another suicide truck bomb attack on the Israeli military headquarters in Tyre, in southern Lebanon.

December 12
US Embassy in Kuwait was targeted by Iranian backed Iraqi Shia terrorist who attempted to destroy the building with a truck bomb. The attack was foiled by guards and the device exploded in the Embassy fore-court killing five people.


March 8
Car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon, kills eighty and wounds more than two hundred civilians, in what is believed to have been a American CIA backed attempt to kill the leader of the Hezbollah terrorist group.

March 16
CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, William Buckley, kidnapped by the Iranian backed Islamic Jihad. He was tortured and then executed by his captors.

April 12
Eighteen US servicemen killed and eighty three people injured in bomb attack on restaurant near USAF base in Torrejon, Spain. Responsibility claimed by Hezbollah as revenge for March bombing in Beirut.

April 17
British security forces including Special Air Service counter-terrorist troops lay siege to Libyan People's Bureau (embassy) in London after a British policewomen is killed by small arms fire originating from inside the building. After threats were made to UK citizens living in Libya, the British government decided to respect the diplomatic immunity of the staff of the People's Bureau and allowed them to leave for Tripoli. No one was arrested for the murder.

April 22
Four Palestinian terrorist hijack bus carrying Israelis in Gaza, occupied territories. Israeli special forces storm the bus and kill two of the terrorist after they had been captured.

September 20
Suicide bomb attack on US Embassy in East Beirut kills twenty three people and injures twenty one others. The US and British ambassadors were slightly injured in the explosion which was attributed to the Iranian backed Hezbollah group.


March 16
US journalist Terry Anderson is kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon, by Iranian backed Islamic radicals. He is finally released in December 1991.

April 5
Bomb explodes outside Hezbollah headquarters in Beirut killing 80 people. CIA backed Christians are blamed.

June 6
A TWA Boeing 727 was hijacked enroute to Rome, Italy, from Athens, Greece, by two Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut, Lebanon. The eight crews and one hundred and forty five passengers were then held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, on the aircraft's return to Beirut the hostages were released after the US Government pressured the Israelis to release four hundred and thirty five Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.

June 9
US academic, Thomas Sutherland, at the American University, Beirut, Lebanon kidnapped by Islamic terrorists and held until 18 November 1991.

September 25
Palestine Liberation Organisation Force 17 commando squad kills three Israeli tourists aboard at yacht in Larnica marina, Cyprus. The three strong group, including Briton Ian Davidson, are imprisoned by the Cypriots.

September 30
Four Soviet diplomats kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic Liberation Organisation, which was thought to be a front for the Iranian backed Hezbollah. One of the Russians was killed but the other three were released unharmed after a relative of the terrorist group's leaders was kidnapped and killed by the Soviet KGB.

October 7
Four Palestinian Liberation Front terrorists seize the Italian cruise liner, Achille Lauro, during a cruise in the eastern Mediterranean, taking more than seven hundred people hostage. One US passenger was murdered before the Egyptian Government offered the terrorists safe haven in return for the hostages' freedom. US Navy fighters incepted the Egyptian aircraft flying the terrorists to safety in Tunis and forced it to land at the NATO airbase in Italy, where the terrorists were arrested. The Italian authorities however let two of the terrorists leaders escape on diplomatic passports.

November 23
Ninety eight passengers and crew of an Egyptair aircraft are held hostage by Palestinian terrorists at Luqa, Malta. Five passengers were shot by the terrorists and two died. An ill-planned assault by Egyptian Force 777 commandos resulted in some fifty seven passengers being killed when the terrorists set off explosives in the aircraft.

December 27
Suicide grenade and gun attacks against passenger terminals at Rome and Vienna airports by the Abu Nidal terrorist group results in sixteen people being killed and more than 100 civilians injured.


April 5
Two US soldiers are killed and seventy nine American servicemen are wounded in Libyan bomb attack on a night club in West Berlin, Germany. Ten days later US Air Force and Navy jets bomb targets in Libya in reprisal for the raids, hitting targets in Tripoli and Benghazi. One USAF F-111 is shot down in the raid killing its two crew. Some ninety three Libya civilians are killed in raids. Three British hostages held by Islamic groups in the Lebanon are killed in response to the raid.

April 17
British television journalist John McCarthy seized in Beirut by Iranian backed terrorist and held hostage with a large group of other westerners until 8 August 1991.

September 5
Pan American Boeing 747 seized by Arab terrorists in Pakistan. They kill seventeen hostages and wound another one hundred and twenty seven after panicking and thinking they were under attack. Pakistani security forces then stormed aircraft and freed the hostages.

September 12
US academic at the American University in Beirut Joseph Cicippio seized in Beirut by Iranian backed Islamic terrorists. He is eventually released on 1 December 1991.

September 17
A ten month series of bomb attacks in France attributed to Lebanese and Armenian terrorists begins. One bomb in Paris kills five and injures 52.

October 21
American businessman Edward Tracy kidnapped in the Lebanon by Islamic terrorists and held for almost five years until 11 August 1991.


January 10
British church envoy Terry Waite, disappears in Beirut, Lebanon, while on a mission to secure the release of other western hostages held in the city by Iranian backed groups. Eventually released on 18 November 1991.

January 24
American citizens Jesse Turner and Alann Steen seized in Beirut by Islamic terrorists. Turner was held until 22 October 1991 and Steen is released on 3 December 1991.

November 25
Two hang gliders used by Palestinian terrorist to cross into Israel from Lebanon. Six Israeli soldiers are killed during an attack on an army camp and eight wounded.


5 February
US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel W. Higgens, kidnapped and murdered by the Iranian backed Hezbollah while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation in southern Lebanon.

March 16
Four thousand Kurdish civilians killed during Iraqi nerve gas attack against Halabja in northern Iraq, after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered weapons to be used to put down Kurdish revolt against rule from Baghdad.

April 5
One hundred and twenty two people were held hostage after a Kuwaiti Boeing 747 was hijacked and diverted to Mashad, Iran, before flying on to Cyprus. The Kuwait Government refused requests by the Iranian backed Shia hijackers to release 17 convicted terrorists. After 15 days the hijackers were granted asylum in Algeria and released their hostages unharmed.

June 26
US Naval Attache killed in Athens, Greece, by Nov 17th terrorist group.

December 21
Pan Am Boeing 747 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft at Frankfurt Airport, Germany. All 259 people on the aircraft were killed by the blast which has been attributed to a number of Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Two Libyan intelligence operatives are being tried in connection with this attack.


May 12
British World War Two veteran Jackie Mann seized by Iranian backed terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon, and held until 23 September 1991. Four days latter German aid workers Heinrich Struebig and Thomas Kemptner were also kidnapped in the Lebanon by Islamic terrorists and held until June 1992. They were the last of some 80 westerners held hostage in Lebanon to be released.

September 19
One hundred and seventy people killed when French UTA airliner explodes in mid-air over Niger. The French government issued warrants for the arrest of four Libyans.


March 17
Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, devastated by bomb killing twenty and injuring scores more. Islamic terrorists suspected.

May 2
One tourist was killed by Islamic Jihad terrorist who attacked the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat. Two terrorists were killed and one captured during the Israeli Defence Force follow-up operation.

October 21
British female tourist shot during Islamic terrorist attack on tourist group at Beirut, Egypt.


January 8
Islamic terrorists attempt to bomb bus carrying German tourists in Egypt. No one injured in attack. A day earlier Japanese tourists had been fired upon by terrorists in southern Egypt.

February 26
World Trade Centre in New York, USA, badly damaged by a massive bomb planted by Islamic terrorists. The car bomb was planted in an underground garage and left six people dead and more than one thousand people injured.


6 April:
Hamas car bomb in Afula kills 8 and wounds 44.

13 April:
Hamas bomb kills 5 and injures 30 in Hadera.

July 18
Forty civilians killed in bomb attack on Jewish social centre in Buneos Aires, Argentina. Iranians diplomats in the city are expelled after being connected with the incident.

October 19
Hamas suicide bomber kills 23 civilians and injures forty seven on a bus in the centre of Tel Aviv, Israel.

October 23
Two Spanish nuns murdered by Islamic GIA terrorists in Algeria.

11 November:
Islamic Jihad militant sets off bomb near Netzarim settlement in Gaza, killing 3 officers.


22 January:
Two Islamic Jihad militants blow themselves up amid a group of soldiers near Netanya, killing 21.

9 April:
Islamic Jihad suicide bomber attacks military convoy in Gaza, killing 7 soldiers and an American tourist.

May 5
Five foreign oil workers murdered by Islamic GIA terrorists in Algeria, as their campaign against the military regime gathers pace.

June 26
Assassination attempt made against Egyptian President Honsi Mubarak in Addis Abbaba by Islamic radicals who ambushed his motorcade.

July 24:
Unidentified suicide bomber kills 6 passengers and himself on a bus outside Tel Aviv.

July 25
Algerian GIC Islamic terrorists explode bomb in metro station in Paris, France, killing seven people and injuring eighty four.

21 August:
Bomb on a Jerusalem bus kills 5 and wounds 69.

November 13
Seven foreigners, including a number of US servicemen, are killed in bomb attack on National Guard training centre at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

November 19
Islamic radicals plant bomb in Egyptian embassy in Pakistan killing seventeen.

December 11
15 car bombings in Algiers by Algerian GIA Islamic terrorists kill fifteen civilians and hundreds more injured.


February 11
Algerian GIA terrorists explode car bomb in Algiers killing seventeen. The following month, two more are killed in another GIA bomb in the Berroughi and ten are killed in a train ambush in western Algeria.

February 25
Hamas suicide bomber kills 26 Israeli civilians on a bus in the Palestinian town of Hebron.
An hour later one Israeli is killed and thirty five injured in Ashkelon, Israel, by another Hamas bomb.

February 26
A Palestinian rams a bus queue in Tel Aviv Israel, killing one and wounding twenty three civilians.

March 3
Eighteen killed and ten wounded in Hamas suicide bomb attack on bus in Jerusalem.

4 March:
Thirteen civilians are killed and scores wounded  when another Hamas suicide bomber attacks a shopping mall in Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv.

April 19
Eighteen Greek tourists were gunned down near the historic Pyramids in Egypt by Islamic terrorists aiming to destroy the country's tourist industry.

June 25

Islamic radical terrorists opposed to the western military presence in the Gulf region, explode a truck bomb next to a USAF housing area at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 American servicemen and 385 injuring more.

August 26

Six Iraqi dissidents hijack a Sudan Airways A310 Airbus airliner en route from Khartoom to Jordan and divert it to Stanstead, England. After eight and one half hours negotiating with British authorities the hijackers release all the 13 crew and 180 passengers unharmed.

December 23

A car bomb in the Algerian capital, Algiers, kills three and injures 70 people in cafe near the port. Islamic GIA guerillas are blamed. The day before a child had been killed in a bomb explosion at a school in the west of the country.

December 29

A car bomb in the centre of Algiers, Algeria, kills 28 people and injures 35 people. This is the third GIA car bomb in the past week, killing 13 people and injuring more than 250.


January 7
A car bomb in Algiers, Algeria, kills 13 and wounds 100 after being exploded in a shopping centre. GIA rebels kill 34 in two attacks on villages over the previous week.

Two Arab bombs in Tel Aviv, Israel, leaves 13 injured.

January 13
GIA Islamic rebels slit the throats of 14 villagers and behead them in an attack near the city of Bilda, Algeria.

January 16
A car bomb in Boufarik, Algeria, kills 12 and injures dozens more in attack by the GIA Islamic guerillas.

January 19
A car bomb in Algiers kills 45 and wounds 60, hours after another 36 people were killed by Algerian rebels south of the capital. A further 79 people were killed in attacks on villages the following day. A further bombing on the next day killed 18 and injured 44.

January 21
Five people were killed in bomb attack on the Algerian garrison town of Blida.

Muslim fundamentalist guerillas in Algeria kill 28 people with knives in attack on village to south of Algiers.

February 24
One killed and 13 injured in bomb attack in Algeria.

March 7
Two people killed in bus bomb attack in Beijing, China, which is blamed on Muslim extremists.

March 22
32 civilians killed with knives and axes in attack by Muslim guerillas in northeast Algeria.

31 March:
Palestinian Suicide bomber kills himself and 3 women at a Tel Aviv cafe.

April 6
More than 90 civilians killed by Muslim guerillas in a series of attacks in Algeria, using chain saws and knives, other victims were burnt alive.

April 22
93 attackers killed with knives, axes and shovels by Muslim guerillas to the south of the Algerian capital, Algiers. A further 42 people were killed in a similar attack the following day.

May 4
Two car bombs killed 15 people and wounded 23 people in attack in northwest Algeria.

30 July:
Two Palestinian terrorists  blow themselves up in the Mahane Yehuda market, killing themselves and 16 shoppers.

Bomber kills a total of 20 Israelis. Palestinian extremists blamed.

4 September:
Explosion in west Jerusalem kills 8, including 3 bombers, and wounds more than 170.

September 18
Nine German tourists killed when Muslim fundamentalists fire bombed and machine gunned a bus in central Cairo, Egypt.
The following day a policeman was killed in southern Egypt in a gun attack.

September 22
200 people massacred by Muslim guerillas in suburb of Algerian capital, in attack with axes and knives.

November 17
58 western tourists killed and dozens injured in gun attack on party visiting historic monuments in southern Egypt. Attack blamed on Islamic guerillas after six are killed in shoot out with police.

December 23
Three killed and 70 wounded in car bomb attack in central district of the Algerian capital, Algiers.


August 7
US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salem, Tanzania, heavily damaged by massive bomb attacks. In the Nairobi attack 247 people were killed, including 12 Americans, and 4,000 injured. Ten people were killed and 74 injured in Tanzania incident. US intelligence blames Islamic groups linked to Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden.

August 25
Three people killed and 25 injured in bomb attack on Planet Hollywood restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. Muslims Against Global Oppression claims responsibility.

August 27
18 injured in Tel Aviv bombing.

6 November:
A palestinian terrorists  car bomb at the Mahane Yehuda market kills two terrorists suicide bombers from Islamic Jihad and wounds 21.

December 28
Yemini militants kidnap a group of western tourists, including 12 Britons, 2 Americans, and 2 Australians on the main road to Aden. Four victims were killed during a rescue attempt the next day.


28 December:
At least one palestinian terrorist bomb explodes on a bus near Tel Aviv, wounding 13 Israelis.

22 November:
2 Israelis killed and 55 wounded by a palestinian terrorists car bomb that explodes during the rush-hour in northern town of Hadera.

2 November:
2 Israelis killed by a powerful palestinian terrorists  car bomb at central Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a frequent target of attacks. Islamic Jihad says it carried out the bombing.


July 9 - A Palestinian suicide bomber was killed in a car-bombing attack near the Kissufim crossing point in the southern Gaza Strip, causing no other casualties. Disaster was averted as the bomb exploded without hitting any other vehicles. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

July 2 - Two separate bombs exploded at about 8:20 Monday morning in cars in the Tel-Aviv suburb of Yehud. Six pedestrians were lightly injured. Police sources say the bombs were probably set by terrorists. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a radical PLO faction, claimed responsibility.

June 22 - Sgt. Aviv Iszak, 19, of Kfar Saba, and Sgt. Ofir Kit, 19, of Jerusalem, were killed near Dugit in the Gaza Strip as a jeep with yellow Israeli license plates, supposedly stuck in the sand, blew up as they approached. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

1 June  Tel Aviv, ISRAEL,    . 2001.  23.50 hrs.
A  Arafat's authority terrorist suicide bomber killed 22 people in Tel Aviv. a sub Ashaf group called "Hezbollah...something..."(another undercover P.L.O. name)... claims responsibility for the coward crime.
The bomb exploded in front of a crowded disco late Friday 1 June (23.50)

At least 115 others were injured , 10 of them seriously, 22 moderately and 54 lightly, according to hospital sources.

27 May:
A series of explosions rock central Jerusalem during morning rush-hour. There are no reports of serious injuries.

26 May:
A car bomb explodes outside the central Jerusalem police station in an area packed with bars and restaurants, although no-one is injured. The hard line Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine says it carried out the attack.

25 May:
Two separate explosions kill at least 4 and injure more than 60 in the northern Israeli town of Hadera and in Nablus in the West Bank. Suicide bombers die in both blasts although the Palestinians prepared a car bomb.

18 May:
At least 5 people are killed and more than 30 injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up in Netanya. The bomber is believed to be among the dead.

6 May:
A bomb placed in a rubbish bin in a bus station in a Tel Aviv suburb slightly injures a woman.

29 April:
A Palestinian is killed when a bomb explodes near a Jewish settlers' school bus near the West Bank town of Nablus.

22 April:
Two people are killed and more than 20 injured in a bus stop bombing in the town of Kfar Saba north of Tel Aviv. One was believed to be the bomber. The Popular Army Front claimed responsibility.

14 April:
Two pipe bombs go off within an hour of each other, one in Kfar Saba and the other near the border with the West Bank. One person is injured in the second attack.

28 March:
Three people are killed and several critically injured in a bomb explosion on the border between Israel and the West Bank. The Islamic militant group, Hamas, admits carrying out the attack.

27 March:
Thirty people are injured in two separate bomb attacks in Jerusalem. A bomber is killed in the explosion.

Shalhevet Paz, a 10 months old Israeli baby was killed by a Arafat's sniperin with telescopic rifle from a Abu Senna Palestinian window to a childrens kindergarden in Hebron.

4 March:
A suicide bomber blows himself up in Netanya, killing 3 Israelis and injuring dozens more.

1 March:
At least one person is killed and 9 injured in an explosion in northern Israel. A group calling itself  The Battalions of Return says it is responsible.

8 February:
Two car bomb explosions in the heart of the ultra-Orthodox area of west Jerusalem.  No-one is killed.

1 January:
Car bomb explodes in west Jerusalem. One woman injured.

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