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Carmel Market bombing

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Date  November 1, 2004
Non-fatal injuries  30+ Israeli civilians
Attack type  suicide bombing
Carmel Market bombing
Location  Carmel Market, Tel Aviv, Israel
Deaths  3 Israeli civilians (+ 1 bomber)
Perpetrators  Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility

The Carmel Market bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on November 1, 2004 at the Carmel Market located at the heart of Tel Aviv's business district. Three people were killed in the attack and over 30 people were injured.

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack

On Monday, November 1, 2004, shortly after 11:00 am, a Palestinian suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt hidden underneath his clothes detonated the explosive device at the Carmel Market located at the heart of Tel Aviv's business district.

The blast killed three civilians and injured over 30 people.

Fatalities

  • Tatiana Ackerman, 32, of Tel Aviv
  • Shmuel Levy, 65, of Jaffa
  • Leah Levine, 64, of Givatayim
  • The perpetrators

    The Palestinian Marxist–Leninist militant group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack, and stated that the attack was carried out by a 16-year-old Palestinian named Amar Alfar who originated from the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank.

    Official reactions

    Involved parties

     Israel: Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman urged the Palestinian Authority to crack down on armed militants.

     Palestinian territories:

  • Palestinian National Authority - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned the attack and called on both Palestinians and Israelis to avoid killing civilians.
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei called for an end to the Palestinian suicide bombings.
  • References

    Carmel Market bombing Wikipedia


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