Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

©2004 Reuters/Nir Elias 

 Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

Bodies of victims of Ashdod suicide bombing

 Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

©2004 Reuters 

 Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

18-year-old suicide bombers Mahmoud Salem and Nabil Massoud from Jabalya refugee camp in video footage made available following bomb attacks in Ashdod

 Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

©2004 Reuters/Mohammed Salem 

 Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

Palestinians in Jabalya refugee camp celebrate Ashdod bombing.

Ten people were killed and 16 wounded at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday afternoon in a double suicide bombing at Ashdod Port. Hamas and Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombers were identified as two 18-year-olds, Nabil Massoud and Mahmoud Salem, from the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Initial reports described the first explosion as a work accident involving gas containers at the site. Then, a few minutes later, a second explosion ripped through a caravan some 100 meters from the first blast, just outside of the port.

The first terrorist got inside the port and blow himself up close to a group of workers standing next to a machine repair workshop. The explosion blew the roof off the workshop, and five workers were killed immediately.

A few moments later, the second suicide terrorist detonated his bomb on the sidewalk in a storage and refrigeration area adjacent to the port. The blast destroyed a trailer, killing three office workers. Two others died after being transferred to the hospital.

The victims:

  • Gil Abutbul, 38, of Ashdod
  • Danny Assulin, 51, of Ashdod
  • Avraham Avraham, 34, of Ashdod
  • Zion Dahan, 30, of Ashdod
  • Ophir Damari, 31, of Rehovot
  • Moshe Hendler, 29, of Rehovot
  • Mazal Marciano, 30, of Ashdod
  • Avi Suissa, 56, of Kiryat Malachi
  • Maurice Tubul, 30, of Ashdod
  • Pinhas Avraham Zilberman, 45, of Tel Aviv.

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Gil Abutbul  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Danny Assulin  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Avi Avraham  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Zion Dahan

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Ophir Damari  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Moshe Hendler  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Mazal Marciano  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Avi Suissa

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Maurice Tubul  

     Suicide bombing at Ashdod Port

    Pinhas Zilberman