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2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing

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Location  Netanya, Israel
Deaths  5 (+ 1 bomber)
Attack type  suicide bombing
Non-fatal injuries  100+
2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing
Date  May 18, 2001 11:30 am (GMT+2)
Perpetrators  Hamas claimed responsibility

The 2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on May 18, 2001 in the HaSharon Mall in Netanya, Israel. Five people were killed in the attack.


The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas said they were responsible for the attack.

The attack

On Friday, May 18, 2001 at 11:30 am, a Palestinian suicide bomber wearing a long blue jacket hiding explosives attached to his body approached the popular HaSharon Mall in the center of Netanya. He was approached by the mall's security guard, who prevented him from entering the mall; the bomber immediately detonated his explosives at the entrance to the mall, killing five people and injuring more than 100.


  • Tirza Polonsky, 66, of Kfar Haim
  • Vladislav Sorokin, 34, of Netanya
  • Yulia Tratiakova, 21, of Netanya
  • Miriam Waxman, 51, of Hadera
  • David Yarkoni, 53, of Netanya
  • Aftermath

    Following the attack Israeli fighter jets attacked Palestinian security forces headquarters in the West Bank, killing 12.


    2001 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing Wikipedia

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