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Ramat Eshkol bus bombing

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Attack type  suicide bombings
Non-fatal injuries  100 + mostly policemen
Ramat Eshkol bus bombing
Location  Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem
Date  August 21, 1995 7:45 am (GMT+2)
Deaths  4 civilians and one police officer (+1 bomber)
Perpetrators  Hamas claimed responsibility
Similar  1997 Mahane Yehuda, Dizengoff Street bus bombing, Jaffa Road bus bombings, 1994 London Israeli Em, Ben Yehuda Street bo

The Ramat Eshkol bus bombing was a Hamas suicide attack on a city bus in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem on August 21, 1995.


The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack

Using a bomb designed by Yahya Ayyash, the female Palestinian suicide bomber Sufian Jabarin detonated herself at 7:45 AM as a commuter bus passed through Ramat Eshkol. Five people (including the bomber) were killed and more than one hundred were wounded. Many of the victims were policemen on their way to work at the national police headquarters and summer students en route to the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University. One of the victims was an American teacher from Connecticut who was visiting Israel to gather material for her classes on Israeli history. Another victim was paralyzed from the neck down during the attack and remained attached to a respirator until he died in 2005.


The following people died in the attack:

  • Rivka Cohen, 26, of Jerusalem
  • Hannah Naeh, 56, of Jerusalem
  • Joan Davenney, 46, of Connecticut
  • Police Chief Superintendent Noam Eisenman, 35, of Jerusalem
  • Yona Peter Malina, 38 - severely injured and remained attached to a respirator until he died on May 30, 2005.
  • References

    Ramat Eshkol bus bombing Wikipedia

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