Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem
June 18, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

©2002 Zoom 77  

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Suicide bombing in Jerusalem bus (June 18)

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

©2002 Reuters/Yannis Behrakis 

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Bodies of the victims removed from
the bus (June 18)

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

View inside the bus
(June 18)

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

©2002 Reuters/ 

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Yannis Behrakis
PM Sharon views scene of
suicide bombing (June 18)

19 people were killed and 74 injured – six seriously – in a suicide bombing at the Patt junction in Jerusalem. The bus, which was completely destroyed, was carrying many students on their way to school. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as Muhamed al-Ral, an Islamic law student at An-Najah University. A preliminary investigation indicated that he had made his way from Nablus to Bethlehem. From there he infiltrated Jerusalem’s southern city limits the night before the bombing, despite a massive deployment by police and soldiers alerted by intelligence warnings of an attack in the capital.

Al-Ral boarded Egged bus no. 32A from Gilo at 7:50 A.M. at the stop in Beit Safafa, an Arab neighborhood opposite Gilo, and almost immediately detonated the large bomb which he carried in a bag stuffed with ball bearings. The blast destroyed the front half of the bus, packed with people on their way to work and schoolchildren. Of the 19 victims, 17 were residents of the Gilo neighborhood.

The victims:

– Boaz Aluf, 54, of Jerusalem
– Shani Avi-Zedek, 15, of Jerusalem
– Leah Baruch, 59, of Jerusalem
– Mendel Bereson, 72, of Jerusalem
– Raphael Berger, 28, of Jerusalem
– Michal Biazi, 24, of Jerusalem
– Tatiana Braslavsky, 41, of Jerusalem
– Galila Bugala, 11, of Jerusalem
– Raisa Dikstein, 67, of Jerusalem
– Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, 70, of Jerusalem
– Baruch Gruani, 60, of Jerusalem
– Orit Hayla, 21, of Jerusalem
– Helena Ivan, 63, of Jerusalem
– Iman Kabha, 26, of Barta’a
– Shiri Negari, 21, of Jerusalem
– Gila Nakav, 55, of Jerusalem
– Yelena Plagov, 42, of Jerusalem
– Liat Yagen, 24 of Jerusalem
– Rahamim Zidkiyahu, 51, of Jerusalem



 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Boaz Aluf

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Shani Avi-Zedek

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Leah Baruch

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Mendel Bereson

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Rafael Berger

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Michal Biazi

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Tatiana Braslavsky

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Galila Bugala

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Raisa Dikstein

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Moshe Gottlieb

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Baruch Gruani

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Orit Hayla

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Helena Ivan

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Iman Kabha

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Gila Nakav

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Shiri Negari

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Yelena Plagov

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Liat Yagen

 
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

Rahamim Zidkiyahu



News reports:

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 19 dead, 52 wounded in suicide bus bombing in southern Jerusalem – Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 At the scene: Stench of burning metal and flesh lingers for hours – Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 EU condemns Jerusalem bus bombing – J.Post, June 18, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 19 killed, 50 injured in suicide bombing on Jerusalem bus – Ha’aretz, June 18, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 IDF moves on Jenin in retaliation for bombing – Ha’aretz, June 19, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 PM at scene: What kind of Palestinian state? – Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2002

 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002

 School students shaken by bombing – Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2002

     
 Suicide bombing at Patt junction in Jerusalem-18-Jun-2002
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