Suicide bombing in Eilat bakery

 

 Photos: Reuters/Gil Cohen Magen

​Jan 29, 2007 – Three people were killed in a suicide bombing in a bakery in the southern city of Eilat. The Islamic Jihad and the Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 Suicide bombing in Eilat bakery

The bomber, identified as 21-year-old Gaza Strip resident Mohammed al-Saqsaq, apparently entered Israel from the Sinai, through the border with Egypt, several dozen kilometers northwest of Eilat. In the city, the terrorist hitched a ride with an Israeli civilian. Suspicious of the man carrying a bag, he dropped him off before reaching the city center and notified the police.

The bomber detonated the charge at the bakery of a local shopping area before the police arrived, killing three Eilat residents: bakery co-owners Emi Elmaliah and Michael Ben Sa’adon, and an employee, Israel Zamalloa.

 

The victims:

  • Emi Haim Elmaliah, 32, of Eilat
  • Michael Ben Sa’adon, 27, of Eilat 
  • Israel Zamalloa, 26, of Eilat 
  
 Suicide bombing in Eilat bakery

Emi Haim Elmaliah​
 Suicide bombing in Eilat bakery

Michael Ben Sa’adon​
 Suicide bombing in Eilat bakery

Israel Zamalloa​