Suicide bombing of No. 20 Egged bus in
Kiryat Menahem, Jerusalem
November 21, 2002

 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

©2002 Reuters/Gil Cohen Magen  

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Israeli rescue workers search the scene of Palestinian suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem.

 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

©2002 Reuters/Reinhard Krause 

 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

©Magen David Adom 
Bodies removed from wreckage of bus.

Eleven people were killed and some 50 wounded by a suicide bomber on a No. 20 Egged bus on Mexico Street in the Kiryat Menahem neighborhood of Jerusalem. The bus was filled with passengers, including schoolchildren, traveling toward the center of the city during rush hour. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Reactions of world leaders:

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 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: (Nov 21, 2002)
"The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the Palestinian suicide bombing in Jerusalem today that killed at least 11 Israelis and injured dozens more, including many children. He expresses his profound condolences to the families of the victims. As he has made clear repeatedly, the Secretary-General believes that such attacks are utterly reprehensible and only serve to spur further hatred and mistrust."

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 US Secretary of State Colin Powell (Nov 21, 2002)
"We condemn unequivocally the terrorist bombing today in Jerusalem that killed at least eleven and wounded dozens on a bus filled with children and students. There can be no excuse for this despicable attack, and we call on the Palestinians to take immediate and sustained steps to eradicate the infrastructure of terrorism and violence that has wrought such tragic bloodshed."

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 Presidency of the European Union: (Nov 21, 2002)
"Todays atrocious terror action on a bus in the Jerusalem Kiryat Menachem neighbourhood must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. It is yet another deliberate attempt to derail the process towards reconciliation."


The victims:

  – Hodaya Asraf, 13, of Jerusalem
  – Marina Bazarski, 46, of Jerusalem
  – Hadassah (Yelena) Ben-David, 32, of Jerusalem
  – Sima Novak, 56, of Jerusalem
  – Kira Perlman, 67, and her grandson Ilan Perlman, 8, of Jerusalem
  – Yafit Ravivo, 14 of Jerusalem
  – Ella Sharshevsky, 44, and her son Michael Sharshevsky, 16, of Jerusalem
  – Mircea Varga, 25, a tourist from Romania
  – Dikla Zino, 22, of Jerusalem.


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Hodaya Asraf

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Marina Bazarski

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Hadassah BenDavid

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Sima Novak

 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Kira Perlman

 
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Ilan Perlman

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Yafit Ravivo

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Ella Sharshevsky

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Michael Sharshevsky

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Mircea Varga

 
 Suicide bombing of No 20 Egged bus in Kiryat Menahem- Jerusalem

Dikla Zino

     
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