How can you understand the Israeli/Palestinian conflict without seeing it for yourself?

EAPPI’s interactive booth in Korea brings the realities of life under occupation to life

EAPPI staff, former EAs and local partners attended the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th General Assembly in Busan, Korea from October 30 to November 8.  The booth, featured a photo exhibit and short films of EAPPI’s work and the situation in Palestine.

A banner of the separation wall hung over the entrance to EAPPI's booth at the WCC 10th General Assembly. Photo EAPPI.

A banner of the separation wall hung over the entrance to EAPPI’s booth at the WCC 10th General Assembly. Photo EAPPI.

The separation wall in Korea

Participants had to show their IDs before entering through the separation wall. Photo EAPPI.

Participants had to show their IDs before entering through the separation wall. Photo EAPPI.

Before entering, however, participants had to go through a façade designed as the separation wall, where participants could write message of peace and add their own graffiti.  A soldier (a former EAPPI observer) guarded the entrance, asking to check participant’s ID’s.

“Are you Palestinian,” he asked. If not, he would allow them in. If so, he would not.

Every evening in the booth, participants could join for tea time.  “We served sweet mint tea and cookies and discussed issues like ‘Palestinian children and the right to education,’ the ‘arbitrary use of violence against Palestinian children,’ ethical pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and access to worship.

Access to education

"Are you Palestinian," the soldier asked.  If so, you could not enter the booth.  A reflection of the restrictions on movement that Palestinians face every day. Photo EAPPI.

“Are you Palestinian,” the soldier asked. If so, you could not enter the booth. A reflection of the restrictions on movement that Palestinians face every day. Photo EAPPI.

“We sought to build awareness about the issue of ‘access to education’ to WCC member churches and ecumenical programs,” explained Nader, EAPPI Advocacy officer. “We wanted to mobilize them to take actions to improve Palestinian schoolchildren’s access to schools.

Anne-Marie, EAPPI’s Program Associate in Geneva recounted:

“Many people, who didn’t know much about the conflict were shocked, especially issues such as kids being threatened on their way to school and impunity for settler violence.”

The main event focused on access to education. Adli Daama, Learning for Development Officer at UNICEF, discussed the overall context of education under occupation, while Rafeeq Zeineldeen teacher from Qabalan school near Nablus, focused on his school’s experience and the affects of occupation on his students.  In addition, two former EAs discussed their experience in the West Bank and how people on the ground are affected.

Tearing down the wall

On the last day, many people gathered at the EAPPI both, where Manuel Quintero, EAPPI’s International Program Coordinator and Rifat Kassis, head of Defence for Children International in Palestine, talked about the illegality of the separation barrier under international law.  At the end, everybody chanted, ‘The wall must fall. The wall must fall.’ Nader retold, “and we symbolically tore down the wall.”

“EAPPI’s participation at the WCC assembly succeeded in bringing the attention of many churches around the world to the struggles of Palestinians,” said Yusef Daher, Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre. “As Palestinian Christians, we saw the most enthusiasm we’ve seen in any large event, especially from churches in the global south, such as Korean and India, and we hope to see them involved in EAPPI’s work soon.”

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  1. The Oslo Accords were signed in September 1993. You make no mention of the hundreds of Israelis murdered in terror attacks carried out by Palestinian groups from the time of Oslo’s signing right up to the 2nd intifada. Until 2004 there was no security barrier. Below is a list of the victims of Palestinian terrorism from 1993 to 2004. The word “Israel” is in your name. Have you ever accompanied Israelis? Visited the victims of Palestinian terrorism? Do Israeli lives count for anything to you? Nov 09, 1993 – Salman ‘Id el-Hawashla, age 38, an Israeli Bedouin of the Abu Rekaik tribe who was driving a car with Israeli plates, was killed by three armed terrorists driving a truck hijacked from the Gaza municipality, in a deliberate head-on collision. Nov 17, 1993 – Sgt. 1st Cl. Chaim Darina, age 37, was stabbed by a Gazan terrorist while seated at the cafeteria at the Nahal Oz road block at the entrance to the Gaza Strip. The terrorist was apprehended. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the murder. Dec 01, 1993 – Shalva Ozana, age 23, and Yitzhak Weinstock, age 19, were shot to death by terrorists from a moving vehicle, while parked on the side of the road to Ramallah because of engine trouble. Weinstock died of his wounds the following morning. Iz a-Din al Kassam claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that it was carried out in retaliation for the killing by Israeli forces of Imad Akel, a wanted HAMAS leader in Gaza. Dec 05, 1993 – David Mashrati, a reserve soldier, was shot and killed by a terrorist attempting to board a bus on route 641 at the Holon junction. The Islamic Jihad Shekaki group claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 06, 1993 – Mordechai Lapid and his son Shalom Lapid, age 19, were shot to death by terrorists near Hebron. Hamas publicly claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 22, 1993 – Eliahu Levin and Meir Mendelovitch were killed by shots fired at their car by terrorists from a passing vehicle in the Ramallah area. Hamas claimed responsibility. Dec 23, 1993 – Anatoly Kolisnikov, an Ashdod resident employed as a relief watchman at a construction site there, was stabbed to death by terrorists while on duty. Dec 24, 1993 – Lieut.Col. Meir Mintz, commander of the IDF special forces in the Gaza area, was shot and killed by terrorists in an ambush on his jeep at the T-junction in Gaza. The Hamas Iz a-Din al Kassam squads publicly claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 31, 1993 – Chaim Weizman and David Bizi were found after being murdered by terrorists in a Ramle apartment. ID cards of two Gaza residents were found in the apartment, together with a leaflet of the Popular Front ‘Red Eagle’ group, claiming responsibility for the murder. Jan 12, 1994 – Moshe Becker of Rishon Le-Zion was stabbed to death by three Palestinian terrorist employees while working in his orchard. The Popular Front claimed responsibility for the murder. Jan 14, 1994 – Grigory Ivanov was stabbed to death by a terrorist in the industrial zone at the Erez junction, near the Gaza Strip. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 09, 1994 – Ilan Sudri, a taxi driver, was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists while returning home from work. The Islamic Jihad Shekaki group sent a message to the news agencies claiming responsibility for the murder. Feb 10, 1994 – Naftali Sahar, a citrus grower, was murdered by blows to his head, inflicted by terrorists. His body was found in his orchard near Kibbutz Na’an. Feb 13, 1994 – Noam Cohen, age 28, member of the General Security Service, was shot and killed in a terrorist ambush on his car. Two of his colleagues who were also in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 17, 1994 – Yuval Golan, stabbed on December 29, 1993 by a terrorist near Adarim in the Hebron area, died of his wounds. Feb 19, 1994 – Zipora Sasson, resident of Ariel and five months pregnant, was killed on the trans-Samaria highway in an ambush when Hamas terrorists fired shots at her car. Feb 25, 1994 – Sam Eisenstadt, age 80, was assaulted by a terrorist with an axe in the center of Kfar Saba. He died of his wounds shortly afterwards. Mar 23, 1994 – Victor Lashchiver, employed as a guard at the Income Tax offices in East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by terrorists near Damascus Gate on his way to work. The Popular Front claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 29, 1994 – Yitzhak Rothenberg, age 70, of Petah Tikva, was attacked on a construction site by two residents of Khan Yunis by axe blows to the head. He died several days later of his wounds. The murderers, apprehended the next day, stated that they carried out the attack in order to clear themselves of suspected collaboration with the Israeli authorities. Mar 31, 1994 – Yosef Zandani, age 28, of Bnei Ayish, was found killed in his apartment near Gedera. Near the body was a leaflet of the DFLP “Red Star”, explaining that the murder was carried out in revenge for the shooting of one of its members by an Israeli citizen. The Israeli acted in self-defense. Apr 06, 1994 – Eight people were killed in a Hamas terrorist car-bomb attack on a bus in the center of Afula. This was the first documented car bombing in Israel. Apr 07, 1994 – Yishai Gadassi, age 32, of Kvutzat Yavne, was shot and killed at a hitchhiking post at the Ashdod junction by a member of HAMAS. The terrorist was killed by bystanders at the scene. Apr 13, 1994 – Five people, Rahamim Mazgauker, age 34, of Hadera; David Moyal, age 26 of Ramat Gan , an Egged mechanic; Daga Perda, age 44, immigrated from Ethiopia in 1991; Bilha Butin, age 49, of Hadera; Sgt. Ari Perlmutter, age 19, of Ir Ovot in the Arava were all killed when a Hamas terrorist detonated himself in a homicide bombing attack on a bus in the central bus station of Hadera. Apr 21, 1994 – Officer cadet Shahar Simani , age 20, of Ashkelon, was found stabbed to death near the roadside at the village of Beit Hanina , north of Jerusalem . He had been kidnapped while hitchhiking in the south. May 17, 1994 – Rafael Yairi (Klumfenbert), age 36, of Kiryat Arba and Margalit Ruth Shohat, age 48, of Ma’ale Levona were killed when their car was fired upon by by terrorists in a passing car near Beit Haggai, south of Hebron. May 20, 1994 – Staff Sgt. Moshe Bukra, age 30 and Cpl. Erez Ben-Baruch, age 24 were shot dead by HAMAS terrorists at a roadblock one kilometer south of the Erez checkpoint in the Gaza Strip. Aug 02, 1994 – Yoram Sakuri, age 30, of Kiryat Netafim in Samaria, was stabbed when a terrorist broke into his home on July 1st. He died of his wounds shortly thereafter. July 07, 1994 – Sarit Prigal, age 17, was shot to death when terrorists opened fire from a passing car near the entrance to Kiryat Arba. July 07, 1994 – Arye Frankenthal, age 20, of Moshav Gimzo had left his base in the south the previous day, his body was found stabbed and shot near the Arab village of Kafr Akab, near Ramallah. July 17, 1994 – Sgt.-Maj. Jacques Attias, age 24, working as a border policeman, was shot by Palestinian policemen during the riots at Erez checkpoint on July 17. He died of his wounds a few days later. July 19, 1994 – Lt. Guy Ovadia, age 23, of Kibbutz Yotvata, was fatally wounded in an ambush near Rafiah. HAMAS took responsibility for the attack, saying it was “a response to the massacre at the Erez checkpoint”. July 23, 1994 – Two Palestinian terrorists stabbed an American woman in the Old City of Jerusalem. July 26, 1994 – A car bomb exploded at the Israel Embassy in London, wounding 14 people. Aug 14, 1994 – Ron Soval, age 18, of Lehavim, north of Beersheba was shot to death in an ambush near Kissufim junction in the Gaza Strip. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack. Aug 26, 1994 – Shlomo Kapach, age 22, and Gil Revah, age 21, both elevator technicians from Bat Yam, were killed at a Ramle building site. Their killers are known but protected by the Palestinian Authority, who refuse extradition to Israel. Sept 04, 1994 – Sgt. Victor Shichman, age 24, was killed at the Morag junction in the southern Gaza Strip while on patrol, from shots fired from a vehicle bearing Palestinian license plates. Sept 1994 – Natasha Ivanov, age 32, of Ashdod was strangled to death. In March 2001, a Palestinian arrested for being in Israel illegally, admitted to carrying out the murder in order to gain acceptance into a terrorist organization. Oct 09, 1994 -Ma’ayan Levy, age 19, an off-duty soldier from Zayit and Samir Mugrabi, age 35, a civilian from Kafr Aka were killed in a terrorist attack in the Nahalat Shiva section of downtown Jerusalem . HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack. Oct 14, 1994 – Cpl. Nahshon Wachsman, age 20 was first abducted by HAMAS, and then killed by his captors. Oct 14, 1994 – Capt. Nir Poraz, age 23, was killed in the course of the unsuccessful IDF rescue operation to obtain his release. Oct 19, 1994 – When a terrorist detonated himself on the No. 5 bus on Dizengoff Street in Tel-Aviv, 21 Israelis and one Dutch national were killed. Nov 11, 1994 – Three soldiers were killed at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip when a Palestinian terrorist riding a bicycle detonated explosives strapped to his body. Islamic Jihad said it carried out the attack to avenge the car bomb killing of Islamic Jihad leader Hani Abed on Nov 2. Nov 19, 1994 – Sgt.-Maj. Gil Dadon, age 26, of Bat Yam, was killed at the army post at Netzarim junction by shots fired from a passing car. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 27, 1994 – Rabbi Amiran Olami, age 34, of Otniel was killed near Beit Hagai 10 kms south of Hebron by shots fired from a passing car. Nov 30, 1994 – Sgt. Liat Gabai, age 19, of Afula, was axed to death in the center of Afula. Jan 06, 1995 – Ofra Felix, age 20, of Beit El, a university student, killed when terrorists opened fire on her car north of Beit El. Jan 22, 1995 – Two consecutive terrorist bombs exploded at the Beit Lid junction near Netanya, killing 18 soldiers and one civilian. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 06, 1995 – Yevgeny Gromov, age 32, of Ashkelon, was killed while working as a security guard when terrorists opened fire from a passing car on the Gaza bypass road between Jabalya and Gaza City as he was escorting a gasoline truck to a Gaza Strip filling station. Feb 13, 1995 – Rafael Cohen, age 35, of Jerusalem, a taxi driver, was fatally stabbed on the Jerusalem-Ma’aleh Adumim road. Mar 19, 1995 – Nahum Hoss, age 32, of Hebron and Yehuda Fartush, age 41, of Kiryat Arba were killed when terrorists fired on an Egged bus near the entrance to Hebron. Mar 29, 1995 – Police Insp. Nitzan Cohen, age 22, of Jerusalem and Sgt.-Maj. Jamal Suwitat, of Makr village were killed when a Palestinian driver rammed his truck into their jeep in a convoy east of the Netzarim junction in Gaza. Apr 09, 1995 – Seven Israelis and one American were killed when a bus was hit by a terrorist’s explosives-laden van near Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Apr 13, 1995 – A Hamas suicide bomber blew himself up at the Hadera Central Bus Station, killing 5 and injuring 30. Jul 18, 1995 – Ohad Bachrach, age 18, of Beit El and Ori Shahor, age 20, of Ra’anana were killed while hiking in Wadi Kelt. Jul 24, 1995 – Six civilians were killed when a terrorist detonated himself in an attack on a bus in Ramat Gan. Aug 21, 1995 – Three Israelis and one American were killed when a terrorist detonated himself in an attack on a Jerusalem bus. Sept 5, 1995 – Daniel Frei, age 28, of Ma’aleh Michmash was stabbed to death when a terrorist broke into his home at night. Jan 16, 1996 – Sgt. Yaniv Shimel, and Major Oz Tibon, both from Jerusalem, were killed when terrorists fired on their car on the Hebron-Jerusalem road. Jan 30,1996 -Staff Sgt. Ehud Tal, age 21, of Kibbutz Maoz Haim, was stabbed to death at the liaison office in an army camp south of Jenin. Feb 25, 1996 – When a Hamas terrorist detonated himself in an attack on a bus No. 18 near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, 26 were killed (17 civilians and 9 soldiers). Feb 25, 1996 – Sgt. Hofit Ayyash, age 20, of Ashdod, was killed in an explosion when a Hamas terrorist detonated himself in an attack at a hitchhiking post outside Ashkelon. Feb 26, 1996 – Flora Yehiel, age 28, of Kiryat Ata, was killed when a car was driven into a bus stop at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem. Mar 03, 1996 – In a homicide bombing of bus No. 18 on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem, 19 were killed (16 civilians and 3 soldiers). Mar 04, 1996 – Outside Dizengoff Center in Tel-Aviv, a homicide bomber detonated a 20-kilogram nail bomb, killing 13 (12 civilians and one soldier). May 14, 1996 – David Reuven Boim, age 17, a yeshiva high school student in Beit El, was killed when terrorists fired at students at a hitchhiking post at Beil El, near Ramallah. June 09, 1996 – Yaron Unger, age 26, and Efrat Unger, age 25, both from Kiryat Arba, were killed when terrorists fired on their car near Beit Shemesh. June 16, 1996 – First-Sgt. Meir Alush, age 40, an off-duty policeman, was shot and killed in a toy store in the village of Bidiya. June 26, 1996 – Staff Sgt. (Res.) Asher Berdugo, age 22, of Kiryat Bialik, Sgt. Ashraf Shibli, age 20, of Shibli and Cpl. (Res.) Ya’acov Turgeman, age unknown, of Rishon Lezion, were killed in an ambush along the Jordan River north of Jericho by terrorists who infiltrated from Jordan. July 26, 1996 – Uri Munk, age 53, of Moshav Mevo Betar and Rachel Munk, age 24, of Moshav Mevo Betar, (Munk’s daughter-in-law) were killed in a drive-by shooting attack near Beit Shemesh. Ze’ev Munk, age 30, of Moshav Mevo Betar, (Rachel’s husband) was critically wounded and died in the hospital the following week. Dec 11, 1996 – Etta Tzur, 48, and her son, Ephraim Tzur, 12, were killed when their car was shot at by terrorists near Surda, west of Beit El. Mar 21, 1997 – Three people were killed when a homicide bomber detonated a bomb on the terrace of a Tel Aviv cafe. 48 people were wounded. Apr 10, 1997 – IDF Staff-Sgt. Sharon Edri’s body, missing for seven months, was found buried near the West Bank village of Kfar Tzurif . Edri had been kidnapped and killed by a Hamas terrorist cell in September 1996 while hitchhiking to his home in Moshav Zanoah. April 25, 1997 – Hagit Zavitzky, age 23, of Kfar Adumim and Liat Kastiel, age 23, of Holon were found stabbed to death in Wadi Kelt nature reserve. July 20, 1997 – An Arab attacked two Israelis with an iron rod in Rishon L’Tzion. One of the Israelis later died of his wounds. July 22, 1997 – An Israeli Arab tried to run down a group of tourists from England and Canada in Jaffa and then attacked them with a knife. Eleven tourists were wounded. Jul 30, 1997 – 16 people were killed and 178 wounded in two consecutive homicide bombings in the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. Sep 04, 1997 – Five people were killed and 181 wounded in three homicide bombings on the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem. Nov 19, 1997 – Gabriel Hirschberg, age 26, was killed by automatic gunfire in the Old City of Jerusalem. Dec 31, 1997 – Yael Meivar, age 25 was shot near the settlement of Alei Zahav in Samaria. He died of his wounds on January 6, 1998. Feb 11, 1998 – David Ktorza, age 40, of Jerusalem, was stabbed to death near his home. Apr 19, 1998 – Dov Driben, age 28, of Maon, an American-Israeli farmer, was murdered by Arab terrorists near the Israeli town of Maon in the Hevron Hills. May 06, 1998 – Haim Kerman, age 28, a student at the Atert Cohanim Yeshiva, was stabbed to death in the Old City of Jerusalem. Aug 05, 1998 – Harel Bin-Nun, age 18 and Shlomo Liebman, age 24, were shot and killed in an ambush by terrorists while on patrol at the Yizhar settlement in Samaria . Aug 20, 1998 – Rabbi Shlomo Ra’anan, age 63, was stabbed to death in the bedroom of his caravan in Hebron. The terrorist escaped after detonating a fire bomb inside the home. Aug 27, 1998 – Twelve people were wounded by a bomb detonated in front of the Tel Aviv Great Synagogue. Sept 24, 1998 – One Israeli was wounded by bomb explosion at a public bus stop near the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Sept 30, 1998 – During Yom Kippur, fourteen IDF soldiers and eleven Arabs were wounded by two grenades thrown in Hebron. Oct 09, 1998 – Michal Adato, age 19, an IDF soldier, was stabbed to death at Moshav Tomer in the Jordan Valley. Oct 14, 1998 – Itamar Doron, age 24, Itamar was shot to death while swimming in a spring near Moshav Ora, outside Jerusalem. Oct 19, 1998 – 59 people are wounded when a Hamas terrorist hurled two grenades into a crowd at the Central bus station before running from the scene. Oct 26, 1998 – Danny Vargas, age 29, of Kiryat Arba, was shot to death in Hebron. Oct 29, 1998 – Sergeant Alexey Neykov, age 19, One Israeli soldier was killed when a terrorist drove an explosives-laden car into an Israeli army jeep escorting a bus with 40 elementary school students from the settlement of Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip. Jan 13, 1999 – Sergeant Yehoshua Gavriel, 25, of Ashdod, was killed when terrorists opened fire at the Othniel junction near Hebron. Aug 03, 1999 – Baruch Ben-Yaakov and Ephraim Rosenstein were wounded by terrorists near Hevron. Aug 07, 1999 – The body of an Israeli, shot in the head, was found in a burned vehicle. Aug 10, 1999 – Eitan Vaknin, of Dotan, was wounded in an ambush while driving home and hospitalized in Afula. The terrorists escaped into the area controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Aug 15, 1999 – A Hamas bomb attack in an office building in Netanya injured about 20. Aug 30, 1999 – Yehiel Finfeter, 25, of Kiryat Motzkin, and Sharon Steinmetz, 21, of Haifa, were murdered while hiking in the Megiddo region Sept 5, 1999 – Two civilians were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Tiberias. Oct 30, 1999 – Five Israelis were wounded by terrorist gunfire directed at a bus three kilometers from the Tarkumiya Checkpoint in the Hevron Hills area. Nov 07, 1999 – 30 Israelis (28 civilians and 2 soldiers) were wounded when three bombs placed in garbage receptacles at the intersection of Herzl and Shar Haggai Streets in Natanya. Feb 09, 2000 – Dov Weiss, of Givat Ze’ev and Gabriella Weiss, (Dov’s wife) were bludgeoned to death by terrorists in their home. Feb 27, 2000 – Gadi Rejwan, of Jerusalem was shot to death by one of the Arab workers in his factory located in the Atarot Industrial Park in Jerusalem. Apr 27, 2000 – Efrat Lesser, age 17, resident of Elon Moreh was shot by terrorists and suffered a head wound. May 07, 2000 – Yaakov Manzor, aged 9 and his brother, Yitzhak Manzor, aged 17, were stabbed repeatedly in the chest and abdomen in Jerusalem. May 21, 2000 – Shalev Shabbat, aged 2, was critically burned and the child’s mother Segal Egozi was injured in a firebomb attack in Jericho. June 20, 2000 – A roadside bomb was detonated as a vehicles passed on the Netzarim/Karnei Road in the Gaza Strip. One person was wounded. July 23, 2000 – Arabs attacked and stabbed a Jerusalem municipality inspector near the Damascus Gate. Sep 27, 2000 – Sgt. David Biri, 19, of Jerusalem, was fatally wounded in a bombing near Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. Sep 29, 2000 – Border Police Supt. Yossi Tabaja, 27, of Ramle was shot to death by his Palestinian terrorist counterpart on a joint patrol near Kalkilya. Oct 01, 2000 – Border Police Cpl. Yosef Madhat, 19, of Beit Jann, died of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Palestinian terrorists at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Oct 02, 2000 – Wichlav Zalsevsky, 24, of Ashdod, was shot in the head in the village of Masha on the trans-Samaria highway. Oct 02, 2000 – Sgt. Max Hazan, 20, of Dimona, died of gunshot injuries sustained near Beit Sahur. Oct 08, 2000 – The bullet-riddled body of Hillel Lieberman, 36, of Elon Moreh was found at the southern entrance to Nablus. Oct 12, 2000 – First Cpl. Yosef Avrahami and First Sgt. Vadim Novesche, 33, two reserve IDF soldiers, were lynched by a Palestinian terrorist mob at the police building in Ramallah. Oct 19, 2000 – Rabbi Binyamin Herling, 64, of Kedumim, was killed when Fatah members and Palestinian terrorist security forces opened fire on a group of Israeli men, women, and children on a trip at Mount Ebal near Nablus. Oct 28, 2000 – The body of Marik Gavrilov, 25, of Bnei Aysh was found inside his burned-out car, between the village of Bitunia and Ramallah. Oct 30, 2000 – Eish-Kodesh Gilmor, 25, of Mevo Modi’in, was shot and killed while on duty as a security guard at the National Insurance Institute’s East Jerusalem branch. Another guard was injured. Oct 30, 2000 -Amos Machlouf, 30, of the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem, was found murdered in a ravine near Beit Jala. Nov 01, 2000 – Lt. David-Hen Cohen, 21, of Karmiel and Sgt. Shlomo Adshina, 20, of Kibbutz Ze’elim were killed in a shooting incident in the Al-Hader area, near Bethlehem. Nov 01, 2000 – Maj. (res.) Amir Zohar, 34, of Jerusalem was killed in the Nahal Elisha settlement in the Jordan Valley while on active reserve duty. Nov 02, 2000 – Ayelet Shahar Levy, 28, and Hanan Levy, 33, were killed in a car bomb explosion near the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. 10 people were injured. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 08, 2000 – Noa Dahan, 25, of Moshav Mivtahim in the south, was shot to death while driving to her job at the Rafah border crossing in Gaza. Nov 10, 2000 – Sgt. Shahar Vekret, 20, of Lod was fatally shot by a Palestinian terrorist sniper near Rachel’s Tomb at the entrance to Bethlehem. Nov 11, 2000 – Sgt. 1st Class Avner Shalom, 28, of Eilat, was killed in a shooting attack at the Gush Katif junction in the Gaza Strip. Nov 13, 2000 – Sarah Leisha, 42, of Neveh Tzuf was killed by gunfire from a passing car while traveling near Ofra, north of Ramallah. Nov 13, 2000 – Cpl. Elad Wallenstein, 18, of Ashkelon, and Cpl. Amit Zanna, 19, of Netanya were killed by gunfire from a car passing the military bus carrying them near Ofra. Nov 13, 2000 – Gabi Zaghouri, 36, of Netivot was killed by gunfire directed at the truck he was driving near the Kissufim junction in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Nov 18, 2000 – St.-Sgt. Baruch (Snir) Flum, 21, of Tel-Aviv was shot and killed by a senior Palestinian terrorist Preventive Security Service officer who infiltrated the Kfar Darom greenhouses in the Gaza Strip. St.-Sgt. Sharon Shitoubi, 21, of Ramle, wounded in the Palestinian shooting attack in Kfar Darom, died of his wounds on Nov 20. Nov 20, 2000 – A roadside bomb exploded at 7:30 in the morning alongside a bus carrying children from Kfar Darom to school in Gush Katif. Miriam Amitai, 35, and Gavriel Biton, 34, were killed and 9 others, including 5 children, were injured, 5 of them seriously. Nov 21, 2000 – Itamar Yefet, 18, of Netzer Hazani died from a gunshot wound to the head by Palestinian terrorist sniper fire at the Gush Katif junction. Nov 22, 2000 – Shoshanna Reis, 21, of Hadera, and Meir Bahrame, 35, of Givat Olga, were killed, and 60 wounded when a powerful car bomb was detonated alongside a passing bus on Hadera’s main street, when the area was packed with shoppers and people driving home from work. Nov 23, 2000 – Lt. Edward Matchnik, 21, of Beersheba, was killed in an explosion at the District Coordination Office near Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip. (The joint DCOs were established at the borders of Palestinian terrorist-ruled areas under the interim peace accords and were responsible for coordinating security and humanitarian cooperation.) Nov 23, 2000 – Sgt. Samar Hussein, 19, of Hurfeish, was killed when Palestinian terrorist snipers opened fire at soldiers patrolling the border fence near the Erez crossing. Nov 24, 2000 – Maj. Sharon Arameh, 25, of Ashkelon was killed by Palestinian terrorist sniper fire in fighting near Neve Dekalim in the Gaza Strip. Nov 24, 2000 – Ariel Jeraffi, 40, of Petah Tikva, a civilian employed by the IDF, was killed by Palestinian terrorist fire as he travelled near Otzarin in the West Bank. Dec 8, 2000 – Rina Didovsky, 39, a Beit Hagai school teacher on her way to work, and Eliyahu Ben-Ami, 41, of Otniel, the driver of the van, were killed when a car full of gunmen opened fire on the van near Kiryat Arba. Dec 8, 2000 – Sgt. Tal Gordon, 19, was killed when gunmen in a passing car opened fire on an Egged bus traveling south from Tiberias to Jerusalem on the Jericho bypass road. Dec 21, 2000 – Eliahu Cohen, 29, of Modi’in was shot and killed tonight by Palestinian terrorists waiting in ambush on the road between Givat Ze’ev and Beit Horon. Dec 22, 2000 – Three soldiers were injured in a homicide bomb attack at the Mehola Junction roadside cafe in the northern Jordan Valley. The terrorist, who detonated a belt of explosives strapped to him, was killed in the blast. Dec 28, 2000 – Capt. Gad Marasha, 30, of Kiryat Arba and Border Police Sgt.-Maj. Yonatan Vermullen, 29, of Ben-Shemen, were killed when called to dismantle a road-side bomb near the Sufa crossing in the Gaza Strip. The bomb was dismantled, but another bomb exploded, killing both and injuring two other soldiers. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 31, 2000 – Binyamin Zeev Kahane, the son of the late right-wing leader Meir Kahane, and his wife, Talia, were killed when Palestinian terrorist snipers opened fire while they were driving on the Ramallah bypass road. Five of their children, aged two months to 10 years, were injured. Jan 01, 2001 – A car bomb exploded near a bus stop in the shopping district in the center of Netanya. About 60 people were injured, most lightly. One unidentified person, apparently one of the terrorists involved in the bombing, died of severe burns. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 05, 2001 – The body of Mordechai Cohen, 34, of Hadera was found in the Caesarea industrial area. Jan 14, 2001 – The bullet-ridden body of Ron Tzalah, 32, of Kfar Yam in Gush Katif, apparently killed on Sunday night (Jan 14), was found the following morning near the Kfar Yam hothouses. Jan 17, 2001 – Ofir Rahum, 16, of Ashkelon, traveled to Jerusalem to meet a young woman with whom he had conducted a relationship over the Internet. She then drove him toward Ramallah. At a prearranged location, another vehicle drove up and three Palestinian terrorist gunmen inside shot Rahum more than 15 times. One terrorist drove off with Rahum’s body and dumped it, while the others fled in the second vehicle. Jan 23, 2001 – Motti Dayan, 27, and Etgar Zeituny, 34, cousins from Tel Aviv, were abducted from a restaurant in Tulkarem by masked Palestinian terrorist gunmen and executed. Jan 25, 2001 – Akiva Pashkos, 45, of Jerusalem, was shot dead in a terror attack near the Atarot industrial zone north of Jerusalem. Jan 29, 2001 – Arye Hershkowitz, 55, of Ofra, was killed by shots fired from a passing car near the Rama junction north of Jerusalem. Feb 01, 2001 – Dr. Shmuel Gillis, 42, of Carmei Tzur, was killed by Palestinian terrorist gunmen who fired at his car near the Aroub refugee camp on the Jerusalem-Hebron highway. Feb 01, 2001 – Lior Attiah, 23, of Afula was shot to death by terrorists while traveling near Jenin. Feb 05, 2001 – St.-Sgt. Rujayah Salameh, 23, was killed by sniper fire near Rafah. Feb 08, 2001 – A powerful car bomb exploded at 4:40 PM in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Beit Yisrael in Jerusalem, causing mild injuries to four people. Feb 11, 2001 – Tzachi Sasson, 35, of Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorist gunmen as he drove home from Jerusalem. Feb 14, 2001 – Eight people were killed and 25 injured when a bus driven by a Palestinian terrorist plowed into a group of soldiers and civilians waiting at a bus stop near Holon, south of Tel-Aviv. Feb 26, 2001 – The body of Mordechai Shefer, 55, of Kfar Sava, was found in an olive grove near Moshav Hagor. An autopsy revealed that he was murdered. Investigators suspect terrorist motives. Mar 01, 2001 – One person was killed and 9 injured when a terrorist detonated a bomb in a Tel Aviv to Tiberias service taxi at the Mei Ami junction in Wadi Ara. Mar 04, 2001 – Three people were killed and at least 60 injured in a homicide bombing in downtown Netanya. Mar 19, 2001 – Baruch Cohen, 59, of Efrat, was killed by shots fired at his car while driving to work in Jerusalem from his home in the Gush Etzion area. After being hit by bullets, he lost control of the car and collided with an oncoming truck. Mar 26, 2001 – Shalhevet Pass, age 10 months, was killed by sniper fire at the entrance to the Avraham Avinu neighborhood in Hebron. Mar 27, 2001 – A car bomb exploded at 7:40 in the morning in the Talpiot industrial/commercial zone in Jerusalem. Seven people were injured, one moderately. The Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 27, 2001 – 28 people were injured, two seriously, in a homicide bombing directed against a northbound No. 6 bus at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 28, 2001 – Two teenagers were killed and four injured, one critically, in a homicide bombing at the Mifgash Hashalom (“peace stop”) gas station several hundred meters from an IDF roadblock near the entrance to Kalkilya, east of Kfar Saba. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Apr 01, 2001 – Staff Sgt. Ya’akov Krenschel, 23, of Nahariya, an IDF reserve soldier, was killed in a firefight between army and Palestinian terrorist forces southeast of Nablus. Apr 01, 2001 – Dina Guetta, 42, of Haifa, was stabbed to death on Ha’atzmaut Street. Her murder was the initiation rite into a terrorist cell apprehended in Jul. Apr 02, 2001 – Sgt. Danny Darai, 20, of Arad, was killed by a Palestinian terrorist sniper after completing guard duty at Rachel’s Tomb at the entrance to Bethlehem. Apr 21, 2001 – The mutilated body of Stanislav Sandomirsky, 38, of Beit Shemesh, was found in the trunk of his car near a village north of Ramallah late last night. Terrorist motives are suspected. Apr 22, 2001 – A terrorist detonated a powerful bomb he was carrying near a group of people waiting at a bus stop on the corner of Weizman and Tchernichovsky streets in Kfar Sava. One person was killed and about 60 injured in the blast, two severely. The terrorist was also killed in the explosion, for which Hamas claimed responsibility. Apr 23, 2001 – Eight people were lightly hurt in a car bombing in Or Yehuda, a few kilometers north of Ben-Gurion Airport, which senior police officers said could only be described as a “miracle” in an area packed with pre-Independence Day shoppers. Apr 28, 2001 – Sgt. Shlomo Elmakias, 20, of Netanya, was killed and four women passengers wounded in a drive-by terrorist shooting attack on the Wadi Ara highway in the Galilee. Apr 28, 2001 – Simcha Ron, 60, of Nahariya, was found stabbed to death in Kfar Ba’aneh, near Carmiel in the Galilee. The terrorists responsible for the attack were apprehended in Jul. Apr 29, 2001 – A car bomb blew up close to a school bus traveling near the West Bank city of Nablus. There were no injuries in the attack. The body of the homicide bomber was found in the car. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. May 01, 2001 – Assaf Hershkowitz, 30, of Ofra, was killed when his vehicle was fired upon and overturned at a junction between Ofra and Beit El. May 08, 2001 – Arnaldo Agranionic, 48, was murdered by terrorists as he guarded the Binyamin Farm, a lonely outpost where he lived, on an isolated hilltop east of Itamar in Samaria. May 09, 2001 – Yossi Ish-Ran, 14, and Kobi Mandell, 14, both of Tekoa, were found stoned to death in a cave about 200 meters from the small community south of Jerusalem where they lived. May 10, 2001 – Constantin Straturula, 52, and Virgil Martinesc, 29, two Romanian citizens employed by an Israeli contractor, were killed in a bomb attack while repairing a vandalized fence at the Kissufim Crossing into the Gaza District. May 15, 2001 – Idit Mizrahi, 20, of Rimonim, was fatally shot in a terrorist ambush as she drove with her father and brother on the Alon Highway to attend a family wedding. Terrorists fired 30 bullets, 19 of which hit the family’s car. May 18, 2001 – Lt. Yair Nebenzahl, 22, of Neve Tzuf (Halamish), was killed and his mother seriously wounded, in a Palestinian terrorist roadside ambush north of Jerusalem. May 18, 2001 – A Palestinian terrorist homicide bomber wearing an explosive vest detonated himself outside the Hasharon Shopping Mall in the seaside city of Netanya. Five civilians were killed and over 100 wounded in the attack. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. May 23, 2001 – Asher Iluz, 33, of Modi’in was killed outside Ariel en route to supervise a road paving in the area, when Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire in an ambush. May 25, 2001 – 65 people were injured in a car bombing in the Hadera central bus station. The two terrorists were apparently killed in the explosion. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. May 25, 2001 – The burnt body of Yosef Alfasi, 50, of Rishon Letzion, was discovered near the West Bank city of Tulkarem. May 27, 2001 – A car bomb exploded in the center of Jerusalem shortly after midnight. There were no injuries. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility. May 27, 2001 -A bomb exploded at 9:00 in the morning near the intersection of the capital’s main Jaffa Road and Heshin Street. The bomb included several mortar shells, some of which were propelled hundreds of meters from the site of the explosion. 30 people were injured, most suffering from shock. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. May 29, 2001 – Gilad Zar, 41, of Itamar, was shot dead in a terrorist ambush while driving in the West Bank between Kedumim and Yizhar. The Fatah Tanzim claimed responsibility for the attack. May 29, 2001 – Sara Blaustein, 53, and Esther Alvan, 20, of Efrat, were killed in a drive-by shooting near Neve Daniel in the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem. The Fatah Tanzim claimed responsibility for the attack. May 30, 2001 – A car bomb exploded shortly before 16:00 outside a school in Netanya while a number of students were still in the building studying for matriculation exams. Eight people were injured, suffering from shock and hearing impairment. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. May 31, 2001 – Zvi Shelef, 63, of Mevo Dotan, was killed in a drive-by shooting attack in northern Samaria north of Tulkarem. He was shot in the head and died en route to hospital. Jun 01, 2001 – 21 people were killed and 120 wounded when a homicide bomber blew himself up outside a disco near Tel Aviv’s Dolphinarium along the seafront promenade just before midnight on Friday, Jun 01, while standing in a large group of teenagers waiting to enter the disco. Jun 11, 2001 – Yehuda Shoham, aged 5 months, of Shilo, died of injuries incurred in a fatal stoning on Jun 5. He was critically injured by a rock thrown at the family’s car near Shilo in Samaria. Jun 12, 2001 – Father Georgios Tsibouktzakis, 34, a Greek Orthodox monk from the St. George Monastery in Wadi Kelt in the Judean desert, was shot and killed while driving on the Jerusalem-Ma’ale Adumim road. Jun 14, 2001 – Lt.Col. Yehuda Edri, 45, of Ma’ale Adumim was killed by a Palestinian terrorist informant for Israeli intelligence in a shooting attack on the Bethlehem bypass tunnel road connecting the Gush Etzion bloc with Jerusalem. One of his security guards was seriously injured. Jun 18, 2001 – Dan Yehuda, 35, of Homesh was killed in a drive-by shooting attack between Homesh and Shavei Shomron, near Nablus. Alex Briskin, 17, was moderately injured. Jun 18, 2001 – Doron Zisserman, 38, of Einav, was shot and killed in his car by sniper fire near the entrance to Einav, east of Tulkarem. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Jun 20, 2001 – Ilya Krivitz, 62, of Homesh in Samaria was shot and killed at close range in an ambush late Wednesday afternoon in the nearby Palestinian terrorist town of Silat a-Dahar. Jun 22, 2001 – 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. Jun 28, 2001 – Ekaterina (Katya) Weintraub, 27, of Ganim in northern Samaria was killed and another woman injured late Thursday afternoon by shots fired at the two-car convoy on the Jenin bypass road. Jul 02, 2001 – Aharon Obadyan, 41, of Zichron Ya’akov was shot and killed near Baka a-Sharkia, north of the West Bank city of Tulkarem and close to the 1967 Green Line border, after shopping at the local market. Jul 02, 2001 – The body of Yair Har Sinai, 51, of Susiya in the Hebron hills, missing since Monday (Jul 2) was found early Tuesday morning shot in the head and chest. Jul 02, 2001 – 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. Jul 04, 2001 – Eliahu Na’aman, 32, of Petah Tikva, was shot at point-blank range just inside the Green Line at Sueika, near Tulkarem. Jul 09, 2001 – A Palestinian terrorist homicide 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. Jul 09, 2001 – Capt. Shai Shalom Cohen, 22, of Pardes Hanna, was killed and another soldier was wounded when an explosive charge detonated beneath their jeep after leaving the Adoraim IDF base south of Hebron. Jul 13, 2001 – Yehezkel (Hezi) Mualem, 49, father of four from Kiryat Arba, was shot and killed between Kiryat Arba and Hebron while protesting a shooting attack in the area the previous day. Jul 14, 2001 – David Cohen, 28, of Betar Illit, died of injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Kiryat Arba on Jul 12. Jul 16, 2001 – Cpl. Hanit Arami, 19, and St.Sgt. Avi Ben Harush, 20, both of Zichron Yaakov, were killed and 11 wounded – 3 seriously – when a bomb exploded in a homicide terrorist attack at a bus stop near the train station in Binyamina, halfway between Netanya and Haifa, at about 19:30 Monday evening. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Jul 24, 2001 – The body of Yuri Gushchin, 18, of Jerusalem, brutally murdered, bearing stab and gunfire wounds, was found in Ramallah. Jul 26, 2001 – Ronen Landau, 17, of Givat Ze’ev, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists while returning home from Jerusalem with his father. Aug 05, 2001 – Tehiya Bloomberg, 40, of Karnei Shomron, mother of five and 5 months pregnant, was killed when Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on the family vehicle between Alfei Menashe and Karnei Shomron. Three people were seriously wounded, including her husband, Shimon, and daughter, Tzippi, 14. Aug 06, 2001 – Yitzhak Snir, 51, of Ra’anana, an Israeli diamond merchant, was shot dead in Amman, in the yard of the building where he kept a flat. His body was found the following morning. Aug 07, 2001 – Wael Ghanem, 32, an Arab Israeli resident of Taibeh, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorist assailants on the road near Kalkilya. Police believe he was murdered because of suspected collaboration with Israeli authorities. Zohar Shurgi, 40, of Moshav Yafit in the Jordan Valley, was shot and killed by terrorists while driving home at night on the Trans-Samaria Highway. Aug 08, 2001 – A homicide bomber was killed when he detonated his car bomb, lightly wounding one soldier, at a roadblock near the B’kaot moshav in the northern Jordan Valley shortly after 9:00. One soldier was lightly wounded. Aug 09, 2001 – 15 people were killed, including 7 children, and about 130 injured in a homicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria on the corner of King George Street and Jaffa Road in the center of Jerusalem. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Aug 09, 2001 – Aliza Malka, 17, a boarding student at Kibbutz Merav, was killed by terrorists in a drive-by shooting at the entrance to the kibbutz in the Gilboa region, west of Beit She’an. Three teenage girls who were with her in the car were injured, one seriously Aug 12, 2001 – 21 people were injured in a homicide bombing in the Wall Street Cafe in the center of Kiryat Motzkin at 17:30. The terrorist was killed. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Aug 21, 2001 – A bomb placed under a car exploded at 14:15 near the Russian Compound in downtown Jerusalem; one woman was treated for shock. A second, very large unexploded bomb was discovered inside the car and dismantled. Aug 25, 2001 – Maj. Gil Oz, 30, of Kfar Sava; St.-Sgt. Kobi Nir, 21, of Kfar Sava; and Sgt. Tzahi Grabli, 19 of Holon were killed and seven soldiers wounded when two Palestinian terrorists infiltrated an IDF base in Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip at about 3:00 AM Saturday morning. The attackers, members of the PLO Fatah faction and of the Palestinian terrorist security forces, were killed by IDF soldiers. The Democratic Front claimed responsibility for the attack. Aug 25, 2001 – Sharon, 26, and Yaniv Ben-Shalom, 27, of Ofarim, were killed when Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on their car as they were returning home on the Jerusalem-Modi’in on road Saturday night. Their children, aged one and two, were lightly wounded. Sharon’s brother, Doron Sviri, 20, of Jerusalem was fatally wounded and died the following day. Aug 26, 2001 – Dov Rosman, 58, of Netanya was killed in a shooting attack shortly before 17:00 on Sunday afternoon near the entrance to the village of Zaita, opposite Kibbutz Magal. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Aug 27, 2001 – Meir Lixenberg, 38, of Itamar, father of five, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists from a roadside ambush while traveling between the communities of Har Bracha and Itamar, south of Nablus. Aug 29, 2001 – Oleg Sotnikov, 35, of Ashdod, a truck driver employed by Dor Energy, was killed in a terrorist shooting attack outside the Palestinian terrorist village of Kutchin, west of Nablus. Aug 30, 2001 – Amos Tajouri, 60, of Modi’in, was shot in the head at point-blank range by a masked gunman in the Arab village of Na’alin, while dining at a restaurant owned by close friends. Sep 04, 2001 – 20 people were injured when a homicide terrorist exploded a powerful charge on Hanevi’im Street near Bikur Holim hospital in central Jerusalem shortly before 8:00 AM. The terrorist, disguised as a Jew in ultra-orthodox clothing, aroused the suspicion of passersby due to the large backpack he was wearing. As two Border Police officers approached the man, he detonated his shrapnel-packed bomb. Both officers were wounded – one critically. The terrorist was killed in the blast. Hamas claimed responsibility. Sep 06, 2001 – Lt. Erez Merhavi, 23, of Moshav Tarum was killed in an ambush shooting near Kibbutz Bahan, east of Hadera, while driving to a wedding. A female officer with him in the car was seriously injured. Fatah-Tanzim claimed responsibility for the attack. Sep 09, 2001 – Three people were killed and some 90 injured, most lightly, in a homicide bombing near the Nahariya train station in northern Israel. The terrorist, killed in the blast, waited nearby until the train arrived from Tel-Aviv and people were exiting the station, and then exploded the bomb he was carrying. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Sep 09, 2001 – A car bomb exploded at the Beit Lid junction near Netanya, injuring 17 people. One person killed in the explosion is believed to be the terrorist bomber. Sep 11, 2001 – Border Policemen Sgt. Tzachi David, 19, of Tel-Aviv, and St.-Sgt. Andrei Zledkin, 26, of Carmiel, were killed just after midnight when Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on the Ivtan Border Police base near Kibbutz Bachan in central Israel. A Fatah group claimed responsibility for the attack. Sep 12, 2001 – Ruth Shua’i, 46, of Alfei Menashe, was traveling home around 19:30 PM when shots were fired from a passing vehicle near the village of Habla near Kalkilya. She sustained injuries to her head and stomach and died en route to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba. Sep 15, 2001 – Meir Weisshaus, 23, of Jerusalem, was fatally shot late Saturday night in a drive-by shooting on the Ramot-French Hill road in northern Jerusalem. Sep 16, 2001 – Sgt. David Gordukal, 23, of Upper Nazareth, was killed in the exchange of fire on Saturday night in the south of Ramallah, during which five senior Palestinian terrorists were arrested and a number of Palestinian terrorist positions and a Force 17 camp were attacked. Sep 20, 2001 – Sarit Amrani, 26, of Nokdim, was killed Thursday morning and her husband Shai was seriously wounded in a shooting attack near Tekoa, south of Bethlehem. The couple’s three children who were traveling in the vehicle were not injured. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Sep 24, 2001 – Salit Sheetrit, 28, of Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu was killed by gunfire shortly after 6:30 near Shadmot Mehola on the Jordan Valley road. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Sep 26, 2001 – Zvia Pinhas, 64, of Moshav Maor was stabbed to death in her home. The terrorist who carried out the attack, from Jenin, was arrested. Oct 01, 2001 – A large car bomb exploded in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem. Several people were lightly injured. Oct 02, 2001 – Cpl. Liron Harpaz, 19, of Alei Sinai, and Assaf Yitzhaki, 20, of Lod, were killed when a Palestinian terrorist cell infiltrated the northern Gaza District community of Alei Sinai, opening fire on residents and hurling grenades into homes. 15 others were wounded in the attack. Oct 04, 2001 – Sgt. Tali Ben-Armon, 19, an off-duty woman soldier from Pardesia, Haim Ben-Ezra, 76, of Givat Hamoreh, and Sergei Freidin, 20, of Afula were killed when a Palestinian terrorist, dressed as an Israeli paratrooper, opened fire on Israeli civilians waiting at the central bus station in Afula. 13 other Israelis were wounded in the attack. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Oct 05, 2001 – Hananya Ben-Avraham, 46, of Elad was killed by Palestinian terrorists in a machine gun ambush near Avnei Hefetz in central Israel. Oct 07, 2001 – Yair Mordechai, 43, of Kibbutz Sheluhot was killed when a Palestinian terrorist homicide terrorist affiliated with the Islamic Jihad detonated a large bomb strapped to his body near the entrance of the kibbutz in the Beit She’an Valley. Oct 17, 2001 – Tourism Minister Rechavam Ze’evy, 75, was assassinated by two shots to the head outside his room at the Jerusalem Hyatt Hotel. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Oct 18, 2001 – Lior Kaufman, 30, of Ramat Sharon was killed and two injured, one seriously, by shots fired by terrorists at their jeep in the Judean desert, near the Mar Saba monastery. Oct 28, 2001 – St.-Sgt. Yaniv Levy, 22, of Zichron Yaakov was killed by Palestinian terrorists in a drive-by machine-gun ambush near Kibbutz Metzer in northern Israel. The Tanzim wing of Arafat’s Fatah faction claimed responsibility for the murder. Oct 28, 2001 – Ayala Levy, 39, of Elyachin; Smadar Levy, 23, of Hadera; Lydia Marko, 63, of Givat Ada; and Sima Menahem, 30, of Zichron Yaakov were killed when two Palestinian terrorists, members of the Palestinian terrorist police, armed with assault rifles and expanding bullets, opened fire from a vehicle on Israeli pedestrians at a crowded bus-stop in downtown Hadera. About 40 were wounded, three critically. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 02, 2001 – St.-Sgt. Raz Mintz, 19, of Kiryat Motzkin was killed by Palestinian terrorist gunmen 5:45 P.M. on Friday at an IDF roadblock at near Ofra, north of Ramallah. The Fatah-affiliated Al-Aksa Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 04, 2001 – Shoshana Ben Ishai, 16, of Betar Illit and Menashe (Meni) Regev, 14, of Jerusalem were killed when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire with a sub-machine gun shortly before 16:00 at a No. 25 Egged bus at the French Hill junction in northern Jerusalem. 45 people were injured in the attack. Nov 06, 2001 – Capt. (Res.) Eyal Sela, 39, of Moshav Nir Banim, was shot dead in an ambush by three Palestinian terrorists on the southern Nablus bypass road. Nov 9, 2001 – Hadas Abutbul, 39, of Mevo Dotan in northern Samaria was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists on Friday afternoon as she drove from work in nearby Shaked. Nov 11, 2001 – Aharon Ussishkin, 50, head of security at Moshav Kfar Hess, east of Netanya, was shot and killed at the entrance to the moshav on Sunday evening, after being summoned to investigate a suspicious person. Nov 24, 2001 – St.-Sgt. Barak Madmon, 26, of Holon, an IDF reservist, was killed by a mortar shell that landed in the soccer field of Kfar Darom in Gush Katif, while on his way to take up guard duty. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 26, 2001 – A Palestinian terrorist homicide bomber blew himself up and lightly wounded two Border Policemen at the Erez crossing point in the Gaza Strip. The bomber joined workers waiting to be cleared for entry into Israel. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 27, 2001 – Noam Gozovsky, 23, of Moshav Ramat Zvi, and Michal Mor, 25, of Afula were killed when two Palestinian terrorists from the Jenin area opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a crowd of people near the central bus station in Afula. Police officers and a reserve soldier confronted them, killing the terrorists in the ensuing firefight. Another 50 people were injured, 10 of them moderately to seriously. Fatah and the Islamic Jihad claimed joint responsibility. Nov 27, 2001 – Etty Fahima, 45, of Netzer Hazani was killed three others were injured when a Palestinian terrorist threw grenades and opened fire at a convoy on the road between the Kissufim crossing and Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Nov 29, 2001 – 1st Sgt. Yaron Pikholtz, 20, of Ramat Gan, was killed and a second soldier was injured in a drive-by shooting incident on the Green Line, near the West Bank village of Baka el-Sharkiya. Nov 29, 2001 – Three people were killed and nine others were wounded in a homicide bombing on an Egged 823 bus en route from Nazereth to Tel Aviv near the city of Hadera. The Islamic Jihad and Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 01, 2001 – 11 people were killed and about 180 injured when explosive devices were detonated by two homicide bombers close to 11:30 P.M. Saturday night on Ben Yehuda Street, the pedestrian mall in the center of Jerusalem. A car bomb exploded nearby 20 minutes later. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 02, 2001 – 15 people were killed and 40 injured, several critically, in a homicide bombing on an Egged bus No. 16 in Haifa shortly after 12:00. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 02, 2001 – Prof. Baruch Singer, 51, of Gedera was killed when Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on his car near the northern Gaza settlement of Elei Sinai. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Dec 05, 2001 – A homicide bomber exploded a powerful bomb shortly after 7:30 AM on King David Street in Jerusalem. A number of people waiting at a nearby bus stop were lightly injured. The terrorist was killed in the blast. Police are investigating whether the bomb, packed with nails and shrapnel, went off prematurely. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. Dec 09, 2001 – A homicide bomber exploded a powerful bomb near a bus stop at the Checkpost Junction in Haifa shortly after 7:30 AM. About 30 people were injured, most lightly and suffering from shock. A second explosive device was found and detonated nearby. The terrorist was killed. Dec 12, 2001 – Four people traveling in two cars were lightly wounded in an attack at 18:00 PM by two homicide bombers near the Gaza Strip community of Neve Dekalim. Dec 12, 2001 – Yair Amar, 13, of Emmanuel; Esther Avraham, 42, of Emmanuel; Border Police Chief Warrant Officer Yoel Bienenfeld, 35, of Moshav Tel Shahar; Moshe Gutman, 40, of Emmanuel; Avraham Nahman Nitzani, 17, of Betar Illit; Yirmiyahu Salem, 48, of Emmanuel; Israel Sternberg, 46, of Emmanuel; David Tzarfati, 38, of Ginot Shomron; Hananya Tzarfati, 32, of Kfar Saba; Ya’akov Tzarfati, 64, of Kfar Saba were killed when three terrorists attacked a No. 189 Dan bus and several passenger cars with a roadside bomb, anti-tank grenades, and light arms fire near the entrance to Emmanuel in Samaria at 18:00 P.M. About 30 others were injured. Both Fatah and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Haim Chiprot, 52, of Emmanuel, injured in the attack, died of his wounds on March 25, 2002. Dec 17, 2001 – Zion Ohana, 45, of Adam was brutally murdered by three residents of Jaba in Samaria. Dec 25, 2001 – Sgt. Michael Sitbon, 23, of Beit Shemesh, an IDF reserve soldier, was killed, and four other soldiers were injured, in a shooting attack Tuesday morning near the Jordanian border north of Beit She’an. Jan 9, 2002 – Maj. Ashraf Hawash, 28, of Beit Zarzir; Sgt.-Maj. Ibrahim Hamadieh, 23, of Rehaniya; Sgt.-Maj. Hana (Eli) Abu-Ghanem, 25, of Haifa; and St.-Sgt. Mofid Sawaid, 25, of Abu Snan, four IDF soldiers of the Bedouin desert patrol unit, were killed and two injured when two armed Palestinian terrorists from the southern Gaza Strip, carrying explosive belts, assault rifles, grenades, and dressed in Palestinian terrorist Authority police uniforms, infiltrated into Israel at 04:30 this morning and attacked an IDF post near Kerem Shalom. The terrorists, one a member of the Palestinian terrorist Authority’s naval force, and the second a Hamas operative, were killed. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 14, 2002 – Sgt. Elad Abu-Gani, 19, of Tiberias, was killed and an officer sustained gunshot wounds in a terrorist ambush near Kuchin, between Nablus and Tulkarm. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 15, 2002 – Avraham (Avi) Boaz, 71, of Ma’aleh Adumim, an American citizen, was kidnapped at a PA security checkpoint in Beit Jala. His bullet-riddled body was found in a car in Beit Sahur, in the Bethlehem area. The Fatah’s Al-Aksa Brigade claimed responsibility for the murder. Jan 15, 2002 – Yoela Chen, 45, of Givat Ze’ev, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists near the gas station at the entrance to Givat Ze’ev shortly before 20:00. Her aunt who was with her in the car was injured. The Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Brigade claimed responsibility for the murder. Jan 16, 2002 – Shahada Dadis, 30, an Arab resident of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem, was killed in a drive-by terrorist shooting. He was found dead in a car bearing Israeli license plates south of Jenin in the West Bank. Jan 17, 2002 – Edward Bakshayev, 48, of Or Akiva; Anatoly Bakshayev, 63, of Or Akiva; Aharon Ben Yisrael-Ellis, 32, of Ra’anana; Dina Binayev, 48, of Ashkelon; Boris Melikhov, 56, of Sderot; and Avi Yazdi, 25, of Hadera were killed and 35 injured, several seriously, when a terrorist burst into a bat mitzva reception in a banquet hall in Hadera shortly before 23:00, opening fire with an M-16 assault rifle. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 22, 2002 – Sarah Hamburger, 79, and Svetlana Sandler, 56, both of Jerusalem, were killed and 40 were injured when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire with an M-16 assault rifle near a bus stop in downtown Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 25, 2002 – 25 people were wounded when a Palestinian terrorist homicide bomber detonated explosives outside a cafe on a pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv’s old central bus station at 11:15 AM on Friday. Jan 27, 2002 – Pinhas Tokatli, 81, of Jerusalem was killed and over 150 people were wounded, four seriously, in a homicide bombing on Jaffa Road, in the center of Jerusalem, shortly before 12:30. The female terrorist, identified as a Fatah member, was armed with more than 10 kilos of explosives. Feb 06, 2002 – Miri Ohana, 45, and her daughter Yael, 11, were murdered in their home when an armed terrorist infiltrated Moshav Hamra, halfway between Jericho and Beit She’an in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday evening, opening fire. IDF reserve soldier, St.-Sgt. Maj.(res.) Moshe Majos Meconen, 33, of Beit She’an, was also killed in the attack. The terrorist, who entered the Ohana home disguised in IDF uniform, was killed by IDF forces. Both Fatah and Hamas claimed responsibility. Feb 08, 2002 – Moranne Amit, 25, of Kibbutz Kfar Hanasi was stabbed to death by four Palestinian terrorists, aged 14 to 16, while strolling on the Sherover Promenade in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood Friday afternoon. Feb 09, 2002 – Atala Lipobsky, 78, of Ma’ale Ephraim was shot dead on Saturday night while driving on the Trans-Samaria Highway with her son. Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on the car, apparently from an ambush, between Ariel and the Tapuah Junction. Feb 10, 2002 – Lt. Keren Rothstein, 20, of Ashkelon and Cpl. Aya Malachi, 18, of Moshav Ein Habesor were killed in a drive-by terrorist shooting at the entrance to the IDF Southern Command base in Be’er Sheva. Four others were wounded, one critically. One of the terrorists was killed at the scene; the second, wearing an explosives belt, fled in the direction of a nearby school when he was shot and killed by a soldier and police officer. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 14, 2002 – St.-Sgt. Ron Lavie, 20, of Katzrin, St.-Sgt. Moshe Peled, 20, of Rehovot, and St.-Sgt. Asher Zaguri, 21, of Shlomi were killed and four soldiers injured when a powerful mine exploded under a IDF tank on the Karni-Netzarim road in the Gaza Strip Thursday night, following the detonation of a roadside bomb at a civilian convoy of cars and a bus. Feb 15, 2002 – St.-Sgt. Lee Nahman Akunis, 20, of Holon, was shot and killed by gunmen on Friday night at a roadblock north of Ramallah. The Fatah’s Al-Aksa Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 16, 2002 – Two teenagers were killed and about 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a homicide bomber blew himself up on Saturday night at a pizzeria in the shopping mall in Karnei Shomron in Samaria. A third person subsequently died of his injuries. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 18, 2002 – Policeman Ahmed Mazarib, 32, of the Bedouin village Beit Zarzir in the Galilee, was killed by a homicide bomber whom he had stopped for questioning on the Ma’ale Adumim-Jerusalem road. The terrorist succeeded in detonating the bomb in his car. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 18, 2002 – Ahuva Amergi, 30, of Ganei Tal in Gush Katif was killed and a 60-year old man was injured when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on her car. Maj. Mor Elraz, 25, of Kiryat Ata and St.-Sgt. Amir Mansouri, 21, of Kiryat Arba, who came to their assistance, were killed while trying to intercept the terrorist. The terrorist was killed when the explosives he was carrying were detonated. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 19, 2002 – Lt. Moshe Eini, 21, of Petah Tikva; St.-Sgt. Benny Kikis, 20, of Carmiel; St.-Sgt. Mark Podolsky, 20, of Tel Aviv; St.-Sgt. Erez Turgeman, 20, of Jerusalem; St.-Sgt. Tamir Atsmi, 21, of Kiryat Ono; and St.-Sgt. Michael Oxsman, 21, of Haifa were killed and one wounded in an attack near a roadblock west of Ramallah. Several terrorists opened fire at soldiers at the roadblock, including three off-duty soldiers inside a structure at the roadblock, killing them at point-blank range. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 21, 2002 – Minhal Dragma, 22, of Baka al-Garbiya, was killed when a terrorist opened fire at IDF soldiers at the entrance to Baka al-Sharkiya. Feb 22, 2002 – Valery Ahmir, 59, of Beit Shemesh was killed by terrorists in a drive-by shooting on the Atarot-Givat Ze’ev road north of Jerusalem as he returned home from work. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 25, 2002 – Avraham Fish, 65, and Aharon Gorov, 46, both of Nokdim, were killed in a terrorist shooting attack between Tekoa and Nokdim, south of Bethlehem. Fish’s daughter, 9 months pregnant, was seriously injured but delivered a baby girl. The Fatah al-Aksa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 25, 2002 – Police officer 1st Sgt. Galit Arbiv, 21, of Nesher, died after being fatally shot, when a terrorist opened fire at a bus stop in the Neve Ya’akov residential neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. Eight others were injured, two seriously. The Fatah al-Aksa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Feb 27, 2002 – Gad Rejwan, 34, of Jerusalem, was shot and killed early Wednesday morning by one of his Palestinian terrorist employees in a factory in the Atarot industrial area, north of Jerusalem. Two Fatah groups issued a joint statement taking responsibility for the murder. Feb 27, 2002 – A Palestinian terrorist homicide bomber blew herself up at the Maccabim roadblock on the Jerusalem-Modi’in highway Wednesday night, injuring three policemen. Feb 28, 2002 – IDF soldier St.-Sgt. Haim Bachar, 20, of Tel Aviv was killed during clashes with Palestinian terrorists in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. IDF forces entered the camp to search for wanted terrorists. Mar 01, 2002 – IDF soldier Sgt. Ya’acov Avni, 20, of Kiryat Ata was killed by Palestinian terrorist sniper fire in the Jenin refugee camp. Mar 02, 2002 – The bullet-ridden body of Jerusalem police detective Chief-Supt. Moshe Dayan, 46, of Ma’aleh Adumim, was discovered next to his trail motorcycle, near the Mar Saba Monastery in the Judean Desert. Tanzim claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 02, 2002 – Ten people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a homicide bombing at 19:15 on Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzva celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack. Mar 03, 2002 – Ten Israelis – 7 soldiers and 3 civilians – were killed and 6 injured when a terrorist opened fire at an IDF roadblock near Ofra in Samaria: Capt. Ariel Hovav, 25, of Eli; Lt.(res.) David Damelin, 29, of Kibbutz Metzar; 1st Sgt.(res.) Rafael Levy, 42, of Rishon Lezion; Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Avraham Ezra, 38, of Kiryat Bialik; Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Eran Gad, 24, of Rishon Letzion; Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Yochai Porat, 26, of Kfar Sava; Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Kfir Weiss, 24, of Beit Shemesh; Sergei Birmov, 33, of Ariel; Vadim Balagula, 32, of Ariel; and Didi Yitzhak, 66, of Eli. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 03, 2002 – Sgt. Steven Kenigsberg, 19, of Hod Hasharon was killed and 4 soldiers injured when a Palestinian terrorist gunman opened fire near the Kissufim crossing in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Jihad and Tanzim claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 05, 2002 – Maharatu Tagana, 85, of Upper Nazareth was killed and a large number of people injured, most lightly, when a homicide bomber exploded in an Egged No. 823 bus as it entered the Afula central bus station. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 05, 2002 – Police officer FSM Salim Barakat, 33, of Yarka; Yosef Habi, 52, of Herzliya; and Eli Dahan, 53, of Lod were killed and over 30 people were wounded in Tel-Aviv when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on two adjacent restaurants shortly after 2:00 AM. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 05, 2002 – Devorah Friedman, 45, of Efrat, was killed and her husband injured in shooting attack on the Bethlehem bypass “tunnel road”, south of Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Mar 06, 2002 – 1st Lt. Pinhas Cohen, 23, of Jerusalem, was killed overnight near the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis, in the course of anti-terrorist activity. Cpl.(res.) Alexander Nastarenko, 37, of Netanya was killed when Palestinian terrorist gunmen crossed the border fence and ambushed an army jeep on the patrol road near Kibbutz Nir Oz. Mar 07, 2002 – Arik Krogliak of Beit El, Tal Kurtzweil of Bnei Brak, Asher Marcus of Jerusalem, Eran Picard of Jerusalem, and Ariel Zana of Jerusalem, all aged 18, were killed and 23 people were injured, four seriously, when a Palestinian terrorist gun

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