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Talking Peace While Waging War

Written by Subject: Israel - Palestine
Talking Peace While Waging War

by Stephen Lendman

Sham Israeli/Palestinian peace talks continue. They began last July. They're supposed to conclude in April.

Palestine's elected government wasn't invited. It's excluded from talks. Longtime Israeli collaborators represent Palestinians. They do so illegitimately.

Chance to resolve longstanding conflict is ZERO. Kerry's so-called framework agreement is totally one-sided.

It solely favors Israel. It gives Palestinians nothing. It assures continued occupation harshness.

No legitimate Palestinian leader would accept what demands rejection. Reports from Washington, Tel Aviv and Ramallah say talks so far went nowhere.

What happens going forward remains to be seen. Israel deplores peace. It thrives on conflict and instability. Its enemies are ones it invents.

In 2013, Israeli warplanes bombed Syria at least six times. On February 24, they struck Hezbollah targets. They did so along Lebanon's border with Syria.

Lebanon's National News Agency confirmed it. Areas around Bekaa Valley's Nabi Sheet and Janta were targeted.

Obama partners in Israeli aggression. Each country defends the other's lawlessness.

On February 26, Hezbollah confirmed Israeli attacks. It vowed to respond "at the appropriate time" to the "blatant aggression."

Israel lawlessly attacked "its sovereignty and territory," it said. "It will not stand without a(n) (appropriate) response from the Resistance," it added.

"This aggression did not, thank God, cause any deaths or injuries. There was only some material damage."

It's untrue that targets struck were "artillery positions or missiles."

Israel said it takes Hezbollah's retaliatory threats "very seriously." It warned Lebanon's government through UNFIL (the UN force in Lebanon).

The entire country will be attacked if Hezbollah strikes, it says. In 2006, Hezbollah embarrassed IDF forces.

Its strength is much more formidable today. Its missiles can strike targets anywhere in Israel.

In late January, Israeli military intelligence head General Aviv Kochavi said:

"We call this period in time the era of fire in light of the amount of missiles and rockets we face as a constant threat."

"There are about 170,000 rockets and missiles that threaten Israel," he claimed. It's "surrounded 360 degrees with active enemies. The conventional threats have not disappeared."

It bears repeating. Israel's only threats are ones it invents. No others exist. Claims otherwise don't wash.

Kochavi lied like other Israeli officials. Doing so is a convenient pretext for lawless aggression at Israel's discretion. It takes full advantage.

Lebanon's government complained jointly to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council.

It claimed Israel violated its sovereign territory and Security Council Resolution 1701. In August 2006, it unanimously called for Hezbollah to cease "all attacks" immediately.

It asked Israel to stop "all offensive military operations." It left undefined what it meant. It gave Israel the right to respond to whatever it calls an imminent threat.

It left a loophole Israel exploits. It neither confirmed or denied attacking Lebanon. Ambiguity most often is policy.

On February 28, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said:

"It is self-evident that we see Lebanon as responsible for any attack on Israel from the territory of Lebanon."

"It is the duty of the Lebanese government to prevent any terrorist attack - whether a terrorist or missile attack, or any other kind - on the state of Israel."

Israeli analysts think Hezbollah is mostly focused on helping Syria to divert attention to Israel. At this time, a second front is unlikely.

Amnesty International accused Israel if committing war crimes in the West Bank. It does so repeatedly throughout Occupied Palestine.

AI said Israel displays "a callous disregard for human life." It targets children like adults. It does so with impunity.

AI wants all arms shipments to Israel suspended. Without international community pressure, its crimes against defenseless Palestinians won't end.

Since talks began last July, Netanyahu approved 11,700 new settlement units. He did so on stolen Palestinian land. He violated international law.

He stole other land for "dubious parks" and archeological digs. At the same time, he prevents Palestinians from building on their own land.

He murdered dozens of Palestinian civilians. They included an 85-year-old man and 15-year-old boy shot in the back.

Since July 2013, he lawlessly demolished about 400 Palestinian homes. Hundreds of Palestinians lost everything. They were forcibly displaced.

In January 2014, another 100 Palestinian structures were destroyed.

The UN, AI, Oxfam and other organizations condemn Israeli policy. On January 31, UN Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley commented on recent Israeli demolitions, saying:

"I am deeply concerned about the ongoing displacement and dispossession of Palestinians in (Israeli controlled) Area C, particularly in the Jordan Valley where the number of structures demolished more than doubled in the last year."

"This activity not only deprives Palestinians of access to shelter and basic services, it also runs counter to international law."

On February 7, Reuters headlined "Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes at a five-year high: aid groups."

Twenty-five humanitarian organizations in Occupied Palestine issued a joint statement.

Year-over-year through July 2013, Israeli demolitions increased by almost half. Palestinians displaced increased by nearly three-quarters.

Over 660 Palestinian structures were destroyed during the reported period. It was a five year high. Worse still, 122 were built with international donor aid funding.

In early February, the ICRC said Israeli obstructionism prevents its delivering tents to homeless Palestinians.

The joint humanitarian group statement said:

"International and local aid organizations have faced increasingly severe restrictions in responding to the needs created by the unlawful demolition of civilian property, in violation of Israel's obligation to facilitate the effective delivery of aid."

Netanyahu heads Israel's most extremist ever government. Hardline racists infest it. Coalition extremists call Jews superior to Gentiles.

Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely calls Palestinians "wolves in wolves' clothing. They don't want peace and peace can't be made with them," she claimes.

Other coalition party members voice similar sentiments. Israeli officials notoriously blame Palestinians for their wrongdoing.

They're determined to prevent Palestinian self-determination. Netanyahu makes repeated provocative statements.

At the January 2014 Davos World Economic Forum, he said:

"I do not intend to evacuate any settlements or uproot a single Israeli."

Weeks earlier, he promised coalition partners he "will not stop, even for a moment, building our country and becoming stronger..."

He prioritizes settlement development on stolen Palestinian land. He wants Palestinians denied all rights.

He represents Sharonian evil writ large. He orders frequent land, sea and air attacks on Gaza. Seize conditions violate international law.

On March 1, Israeli forces murdered 57-year-old Aminah Atiyeh in cold blood. She did nothing to provoke their attack.

Ambulances were blocked from reaching her. She died before anything could be done to help.

In mid-February, Israeli soldiers murdered 26-year-old Ibrahim Mansour. He was peacefully protesting. He was shot in the head east of Gaza City.

On February 27, Israeli forces stormed Muataz Washaha's home. He was a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine activist.

They assaulted his family members. They detained his brother and two friends.

Late last year, he was released from lawless imprisonment.

He hid inside his house. He barricaded himself for protection. He refused to surrender voluntarily. He chose to resist. "I will not return to prison," he said.

Israeli soldiers located him. They threatened live fire. He held firm. His mutilated body was found later. It was bullet-ridden.

Israeli forces lied. They claimed he was suspected of terror activity. They murdered him in cold blood.

He's one of countless Israeli state terror victims. So-called peace talks continue despite continued Israeli lawlessness.

Why Palestinian officials do so they'll have to explain. They betray their own people in the process.

They collaborate against them disgracefully. Ethnic cleansing continues. So do other Israeli high crimes.

Edward Said was right saying "no negotiations are better than endless concessions that simply prolong" occupation harshness.

Palestinian collaborators are mindless about how much their people suffer. No end in sight looms.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

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Mr. Lendman says that the only enemies Israel has are the one it invents.  Think again

 Israel:

Comprehensive Listing of Fatalities

(September 1993 - Present)

Terror Against Israel: Table of Contents | Rocket Attacks | Number of Fatalities

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From the Oslo Accords (Sept. 1993) until September 2000 - nearly 300 Israelis were killed in attacks.

During the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Intifada (Sept. 2000 - Dec. 2005) another 1,100 Israelis were killed.

Since December 2005, Palestinian terrorist attacks have claimed at least another 135 Israeli lives.

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2013

December 24

               

Salah Shukri Abu Latyef (21) - Rahat

               

Abu Latyef was killed by a Palestinian sniper while working on repairs to the Gaza border fence as a civilian contractor for the Israel Defense Ministry. The inicdent occured very close to the northern section of the Gaza-Israel border and resulted in only the injuries to Abu Latyef, who was immediately transported to Saroka Hospital where he was declared dead.

December 15

               

Shlomi Cohen (31) -

Afula

               

Cohen, a Petty Officer 1st Class in the Israeli Navy, was shot and killed by a Lebanese sniper while driving near the Israel-Lebanon border fence in an unarmored military vehicle. Cohen was on operational duty at the time of his death. Investigation found that he was shot six to ten times from a distance of approximately 200 yards.

November 11

               

Eden Atias (18) - Nazareth Illit

               

Private Eden Atias was killed after being stabbed in the neck while on a bus in the northern Israeli city of Afula. He was rushed to a hospital in the city but later died of his wounds. Security guards stopped the assailant - Hussein Jawadra, a 16-year-old Palestinian from Jenin who is residing in Israel illegally. He is said to have acted alone though the motivation for the terror attack may have been connected to Jawadra's two cousins who are held in Israeli jails for murder.

October 10

               

Seraya Ofer (61) -

Brosh Habikah

               

Ofer, a retired IDF colonel, was murdered in a suspected terror attack outside his home in the northern Jordan Valley. Ofer's wife, Monique, told security forces her husband was bludgeoned to death by two Palestinians wielding iron bars and axes. According to Monique, at around 1 am they heard suspicious noises outside their home and her husband was attacked by the Palestinians as he stepped outside to investigate.

September 22

               

Gavriel Kobi (20) -

Tirat Carmel

               

Kobi, a combat soldier in the Givati Brigade, was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper while on guard duty positioned outside the holy Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Kobi was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where doctors tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. “From what we see, the shooting occurred over a long distance,” a senior IDF source said. “At this stage, we have no clear direction as to the identity of the shooter.”

September 21

               

Tomer Hazan (20) -

Bat Yam

               

Hazan, a non-combat sergeant in the Air force and a Bat Yam native, was lured by a Palestinian acquaintance - Nidal Amar - to the village of Beit Amin near Qalqilya in the West Bank. Amar took Hazan to an open field, murdered him and threw the body into a well. Amar was supposedlt hoping to use corpse to extort the release of his terrorist brother from Israeli jail.

April 30

               

Evyatar Borovsky (31) - Yitzhar

               

Borovsky, a father of five, was stabbed to death in the early morning by a Palestinian terrorist as he waited for a ride at the bus station near the city of Ariel in the West Bank. The Palestinians, 24 years old from Tulkarm, then stole Borovsky's pistol and began firing at a border police checkpoint in the area before he was incapacitated by the soldiers manning the post.  Borovsky is survived by his wife and five children.

 

 

2012

November 21

               

Lt. Boris Yarmulnik (28) - Netanya

               

Yarmulnik, an IDF reservist called to Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, succumbed to head injuries suffered during a rocket attack. Five other soldiers were also wounded in the attack and are listed in good to moderate condition.

November 20

               

Cpl. Yosef Fartuk (18) - Emmanuel;

Alayaan Salem al-Nabari - Negev

               

Fartuk, a corporal in the IDF, was killed when a rocket launched by terrorists in the Gaza Strip exploded in his vicinity in the Eshkol regional council. al-Nabari, an Israeli bedouin, was killed in a rocket attack.

November 15

               

Mirah Scharf (25);

Aharon Smadga (40);

Yitzhak Amselam (22) - Kiryat Malachi

               

Two men and one woman were killed when a rocket fired by Hamas terrorists in Gaza directly struck the apartment in which they lived. According to Israeli sources, the three were not in the bomb shelter of the building. Mirah Scharf, the woman killed, was a mother of three and pregnant of the time. Three children - including a four year boy and two babies - were also wounded as a result of the rocket strike.

September 21

               

Cpl Netanel Yahalomi (20) - Nof Ayalon

               

The 20 year old soldier in the Artillery Corps was killed when during a firefight with terrorists along Israel's southern border with Egypt. Reports from the scene indicate that the terrorists fired on Yahalomi and other soldiers after they had descended from guard towers to bring water and food to a group of African refugees camped next to Israel's security barrier.

June 18

               

Said Pashpasha (36) - Haifa

               

The father of three was killed when terrorists infiltrated Israel from Sinai and led a coordinated attack against those constructing the fence on the Israel-Egypt border.  The attacking terrorists used automatic rifles in addition to anti-tank missiles.

June 1

               

Staff-Sgt Netanel Moshiashvili (21) - Ashkelon

               

Killed when a terrorist infiltrating Israel from the southern Gaza Strip opened fire at his IDF unit which has been sent to identify and stop any terror attacks.  Soldiers responded to the incident and killed the attacking terrorist.

 

 

2011

October 29

               

Moshe Ami (56) - Ashkelon

               

Killed when shrapnel from a GRAD rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza hit his car. Wounded in the abdomen by the shrapnel, Ami's condition quickly deteriorated and he later died on the operating table at Barzilai Medical Center. He is survived by his mother Zvia, sister Zehava, children- Nira, Shlomi, Rachel and Yossi- & 5 grandchildren.

September 23

               

Asher Palmer (25);

Yonatan Palmer (1) -

Kiryat Arba

               

The father and his one year old son were killed when their car careened off of Route 60 in the West Bank near Hebron after being struck by stones thrown by Palestinians.

August 22

               

Eliyahu Naim (79) - Ashkelon

               

Naim sustained serious head injury while running for cover during a rocket attack on Ashkelone, he died at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on Sept 4, 2011.

August 20

               

Yossi Shoshan (38) - Ofakim

               

Killed when a GRAD rocket shot by terrorists in the Gaza strip landed near him in Be'er Sheva as he was driving to find his wife who was hiding from the attacks. Shoshan is survived by his wife who was nine months pregnant at the time of his death.

August 18

               

Flora Gaz (52);

Moshe Gaz (53);

Shula Karlinsky (54); Dov Karlinsky (58);

Yosef Levi (58);

Yitzhak Sela (56);

St-Sgt Moshe Naftali (22);

Chief Wrnt Officer Pascal Avrahami (49)

               

Eight Israeli citizens were killed and more than 40 wounded in a multi-pronged terrorist attack north of Eilat in southern Israel. Five civilians were killed when terrorists opened fire on a passenger bus and another civilian was killed in a separate attack on an empty bus. An IDF combat soldier was killed when his jeep hit an IED placed on the road and a member of the Israeli police special SWAT unit was killed when his unit led heavy fighting against a group of retreating terrorists.

April 24

               

Ben-Yosef Livnat (24) - Jerusalem

               

Killed by a Palestinian policeman while visiting Joseph's Tomb in Nablus

April 7

               

Daniel Viflic (16) -

Bet Shemesh

               

 

Viflic suffered mortal wounds when an anti-tank missile was fired by Hamas terrorists at a school bus in souther Israel just moments after it had dropped off the rest of the school children. The teenager died from his injuries on April 17.

March 23

               

Mary Jean Gardner (55) - U.K.

               

Gardner, a British tourist studying at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, was killed when a bomb exploded across from the Jerusalem Convention Center, near the Central Bus Station. The bomb had been placed near a telephone booth at a crowded bus stop.

March 11

               

Udi Fogel (36);

Ruth Fogel (35);

Yoav (11);

Elad (4);

Hadas (3 months)

               

Parents Udi and Ruth, along with three of their young children, were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists inside their home in the village of Itamar in ther northern West Bank during a Sabbath night. Three other children were thankfully not home at the time.

2010

December 18

               

Kristine Luken (46) - U.S.A.

               

Luken, a US citizen living in England and touring in Israel, was stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists while hiking in the hills west of Jerusalem with a friend.

August 31

               

Yitzhak Ames (47); Talya Ames (45)

Avishai Shindler (24); Kochava Chaim (37)

               

The four Israelis, including a married couple, were murdered in their vehicle in a Hamas terrorist drive-by shooting attack on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron.

June 14

               

Sgt. Maj. Shuki Sofer (39) - Beersheva

               

The IDF officer was killed, and three Israeli policemen were wounded, when Palestinian terrorists opened fire on their vehicle at Al Fawar Junction south of Hebron.

March 26

               

Maj. Eliraz Peretz (32) - Eli

St.Sgt. Ilai Sviatkovsky (21) -Rishon Lzion

               

The two IDF officers were killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists who were planting explosives along the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

March 18

               

Manee Singmueangphon (34) - Thailand

               

The foreign worker was killed when a Kassam rocket hit the hothouse area in Netiv Ha'asara, a moshav in the Ashkelon coastal region, north of the Gaza Strip.

February 10

               

First Sgt Ihab Khatib (28) - Kfar Maghar

               

Khatib, of the Arab-Druze village of Kfar Maghar, was knifed to death at the Tapuach junction in the West Bank by a senior Palestinian police officer.

2009

December 24

               

Rabbi Meir Chai (45) - Shavei Shomron

               

Rabbi Chai, of a village just west of Nablus in the northern West Bank, was killed by Palestinian terrorists in a drive-by shooting near his home.

May 9

               

Gregory Rabinowitz (56) - Ashdod

               

Kidnapped and strangled to death by 3 Palestinian near Gan Yavne in the West Bank.

April 2

               

Shlomo Nativ (13) - Gush Etzion

               

The teenager was murdered by an axe-wielding terrorist in his home town of Bat Ayin.

March 15

               

Senior Wrnt Ofcr Yehezkel Ramzarkar (50)

Warrant Officer David Rabinowitz (42)

               

Two senior police officers - Ramzarkar of Maale Ephraim and Rabinowitz of Ariel - were killed in a shooting attack near Massua in the northern Jordan Valley.

January 27

               

Unpublished IDF Soldier

               

An IDF NCO tracker was killed and three other soldiers wounded when an explosive device was detonated at an IDF patrol on the Israeli side of the Gaza Strip security fence near the Kissufim Crossing. The name of the tracker, a Bedouin from Rahat, has been withheld at the request of his family. An Islamist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda calling itself the 'Jihad and Tawhid Brigades' claimed responsibility for the attack.

2008

December 29

               

Warrant Officer Lutfi Nasraladin (38)

               

Nasraladin, a police officer from the Druze town of of Daliat el-Carmel, was killed on a military base near Nahal Oz by a mortar attack from Gaza.

December 29

               

Irit Sheetrit (39) - Ashdod

               

Sheetrit was killed and several others wounded when a GRAD rocket exploded in the center of Ashdod. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

December 29

               

Hani al-Mahdi (27) - Aroar

               

al-Mahdi, from the Bedouin settlement of Aroar in southern Israel, was killed when a GRAD missile fired from Gaza exploded at his construction site in Ashkelon.

December 27

               

Beber Vaknin (58) - Netivot

               

Killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit his apartment building in Netivot.

October 23

               

Avraham Ozeri (86) - Jerusalem

               

Stabbed to death near his home in Gilo by an Arab terrorist from the village of Tekoa.

July 11

               

L-Cpl David Chriqui (19) - Rishon Lzion

               

Chriqui, a patrolman in the Border Police, was critically wounded in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. He succumbed to his wounds on July 23.

July 2

               

Lili Goren-Friedman (54) - Jerusalem

Batsheva Unterman (33) - Jerusalem

Jean Relevy (68) - Jerusalem

               

The three women were killed and another 50 were wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem. Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market, the terrorist plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses carrying some 50 passengers. Police shot and killed the terrorist.

June 5

               

Amnon Rosenberg (51) - Kibbutz Nirim

               

Rosenberg was killed and four others were wounded when a mortar bomb fired by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip exploded outside the Nirlat paint factory in Kibbutz Nir-Oz. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

May 12

               

Shuli Katz (70) - Kibbutz Gevaram

               

Killed by rocket fire while visiting relatives in a town 9 miles from the Gaza Strip.

May 9

               

Jimmy Kadoshim (48) - Kfar Aza

               

Killed by mortar fire from the Gaza Strip while tending his garden.

April 25

               

Shimon Mizrahi (53) - Bat Hefer

Eli Wasserman (51) - Alfei Menashe

               

The two security guards were killed in a shooting attack in the Nitzanei Shalom industrial park in central Israel. A terrorist managed to infiltrate the area, opened fire at the guards at close range and fled. The Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic JIhad organization and Izzadin al-Qassam of Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

April 16

               

Sgt. Menhash al-Banyat (20) - Kseife

Sgt. Matan Ovdati (19) - Moshav Patish

Sgt. David Papian (21) - Tel Aviv

               

The three IDF soldiers were killed in a confrontation with armed Palestinian gunmen approaching the Gaza security fence south of the Nahal Oz fuel terminal. Three other soldiers were wounded in the same incident.

April 9

               

Oleg Lipson (37) - Beersheva

Lev Cherniak (53) - Beersheva

               

Killed when Palestinian terrorists, after firing a salvo of mortars at the Nahal Oz area, penetrated the fuel terminal and opened fire on the civilian employees.

April 9

               

St.-Sgt. Sayef Bisan (21) - Jat

               

Bisan, a Druze soldier from the Western Galilee, was killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists in an overnight IDF operation against terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip. Two other soldiers were wounded.

March 6

               

Segev Peniel Avihail (15) - Neve Daniel

Neria Cohen (15) - Jerusalem

Yonatan Yitzhak Eldar (16) - Shilo

Yehonadav Hirschfeld (19) - Kohav Hashahar

Yohai Lifshitz (18) - Jerusalem

Doron Meherete (26) - Ashdod

Avraham David Moses (16) - Efrat

Ro'i Roht (18) - Elkana

               

Eight students of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem were brutallly killed when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle infiltrated the yeshiva and opened fire in the library where about 80 people, mostly teenagers and teachers, were gathered for religious study. Eleven others were wounded, three critically. The terrorist, a resident of East Jerusalem, was killed by an IDF officer.

March 6

               

St. Sgt Liran Banai (20) - Ashkelon

Unidentified Soldier (27)

               

An unidentified IDF soldier - a Bedouin tracker - was killed during a routine patrol along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip, near Kissufim, when Palestinian terrorists detonated an explosive device near his jeep. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. St.-Sgt. Banai, the jeep driver, was critically wounded and later succumbed to his injuries on March 9.

March 1

               

St. Sgt. Doron Asulin (20) - Beersheba

St. Sgt. Eran Dan-Gur (20) - Jerusalem

               

The two IDF officers were killed in an exchange of fire with Hamas terrorists during an IDF anti-terror operation in northern Gaza targeting rocket launchings. The gunmen reportedly fired mortar shells, antitank and RPG missiles at the soldiers.

February 27

               

Roni Yihye (47) - Moshav Bitcha

               

Yihye, a student at Sapir College, was killed Wednesday afternoon when a Kassam rocket exploded in a parking lot near the Sderot campus. He died shortly after sustaining massive wounds to his chest. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

February 4

               

Lyubov Razdolskaya (73) - Dimona

               

Razdolskaya was killed and 38 others wounded - including Razdolskaya's husband - in a terror attack carried out by a suicide bomber at a shopping center in Dimona. A police officer shot and killed a second terrorist before he detonated his explosive belt. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and praised it as an “heroic act.”

January 24

               

L-Cpl Rami Zuari (20) - Beersheva

               

Zuari, a Border Policeman, was shot and killed at a checkpoint at the northern entrance to Shuafat, north of Jerusalem. The Battalions of Struggle and Return, a previously anonymous offshoot of Fatah's Aksa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

January 15

               

Carlos Andrés Chávez (21) - Ecuador

               

The young volunteer from Quito, Ecuador, was killed by a Palestinian sniper from the Gaza Strip as he was working in the fields of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. The Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting.

2007

December 28

               

Cpl. Ahikam Amihai (20) - Kiryat Arba

Sgt. David Rubin (21) - Kiryat Arba

               

Killed by Palestinian terrorists while hiking in the Hebron area. The two Palestinian terrorists turned themselves in to Palestinian General Intelligence in Hebron the same day in order to avoid being apprehended by Israeli security forces.

November 19

               

Ido Zoldan (29) - Shavei Shomron

               

Killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim in the northern West Bank, when terrorists opened fire from a passing car around midnight. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

October 29

               

Maj. Ehud Efrati (34) - Beit Yehoshua

               

Efrati, an IDF reservist officer. was killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists in southern Gaza Strip, near the Sufa crossing.

October 17

               

Sgt. Ben Kubani (20) - Hadera

               

Killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists during IDF activity targeting the terror infrastructure near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

September 18

               

St.Sgt. Ben-Zion Haneman (21) -Moshav Nov

               

Killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists during IDF activity against a terror attack being jointly planned by operatives of the Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organizations in the Ein Beit Ilmeh refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus.

July 12

               

St Sgt. Arbel Reich (21) - Yuvalim

               

Killed when Hamas terrorists ambushed IDF troops engaged in anti-terror activity in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The terrorists detonated previously planted explosive devices and then opened fire with RPG's and machine guns.

May 27

               

Oshri Oz (36) - Hod Hasharon

               

Killed when a Kassam rocket landed near his car in Sderot. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

May 21

               

Shirel Friedman (32) - Sderot

               

Killed when a Kassam rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza scored a direct hit  on her car near the shopping center in the center of town.

February 25

               

Erez Levanon (42) - Bat Ayin

               

The body of Levanon, from the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, was found near Beit Omar, north of Halhul. He was killed by multiple stab wounds

January 29

               

Emi Haim Elmaliah (32) - Eilat

Michael Ben Sa'adon (27) - Eilat

Israel Zamalloa (26) - Eilat

               

Three people were killed in a suicide bombing at a residential bakery in the southern city of Eilat. The Islamic Jihad and the Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack, along with the unknown “Army of Believers.”

2006

 

    February 5 - Kinneret Ben Shalom Hajbi, 58, of Petah Tikva was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist while traveling on a number 51 service taxi to Tel Aviv. Five other passengers were wounded.

 

    March 1 - Eldar Abir, 48, of Migdalim was killed when two Palestinian shot him at point blank range at the gas station near Migdalim in the West Bank. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    March 30 - Rafi Halevy, 63, and his wife Helena, 58, of Kedumim, Re’ut Feldman, 20, of Herzliya, and Shaked Lasker, 16, of Kedumim were killed when a suicide bomber hitchhiker disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated his explosive device in a private vehicle near the entrance to Kedumim.

 

    April 17 - Eleven people were killed and over 60 wounded in a suicide bombing during the Passover holiday at the Rosh Ha'ir shawarma restaurant, near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The victims: Philip Balhasan, 45, of Ashdod; Rozalia Beseneyi, 48, and Pirosca Boda 50, of Romania; Marcel Cohen, 73, of Nice, France; Ariel Darhi, 31, of Bat Yam; Victor Erez, 60, of Givatayim; Binyamin Haputa, 47, of Lod; David Shaulov, 29, of Holon; Lily Yunes, 42, of Oranit. Lior Anidzar, 26, of Tel Aviv died of his wounds on May 13. Daniel Wultz, 16, of Weston, Florida (USA) died on May 14.

 

    June 11 - Marwan Abed Shweika, 35, of the Abu Tor neighborhood in Jerusalem was killed and two other Arab Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack while driving late at night West Bank highway north of Jerusalem.

 

    June 25 - Lt. Hanan Barak, 20, of Arad and Staff-Sgt. Pavel Slutzker, 20, of Dimona were killed when terrorists from the Hamas and Popular Resistance Committees terror organizations infiltrated Israeli territory between the Kerem Shalom and Sufa crossings, by means of a tunnel dug from the Rafah area. Another soldier was abducted, and four others were wounded.

 

    June 25 - Eliyahu Pinhas Asheri, 18, of Itamar was kidnapped by terrorists from the Popular Resistance Committees while hitchhiking from Betar Illit, southwest of Bethlehem, to Neveh Tzuf, where he was studying. His body was found on June 29 in Ramallah. It is believed that he was murdered shortly after his kidnapping.

 

    July 17 - St.-Sgt. Osher Damari, 20, of Netanya was killed and six IDF soldiers wounded by an explosive device in Nablus as troops from the Haruv Battalion were engaged in anti-terrorist activity. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    July 27 - The burnt body of Dr. Daniel Yaakobi, 59, a doctor from Yakir in the West Bank, was found in the trunk of his car near Qalqilya. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    August 10 - Angelo Frammartino, 24, of Monte Rotondo, Italy was stabbed to death by an Arab knifeman while walking with friends on Sultan Suleiman street in east Jerusalem. It is believed that the attack was a nationalistically motivated terror attack, and not an attempted robbery.

 

    August 19 - St.-Sgt. Ro'i Farjoun, 21, of Yehud was killed when a terrorist opened fire at the Bekaot chekpoint in the Jordan Valley. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    September 12 - An IDF reserve Bedouin tracker, 44, was killed by sniper fire in the course of an army operation  to uncover terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, near the Kissufim Crossing. The armed wing of Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the shooting.

 

    November 1 - Staff Sergeant Kiril Golenshein, 21, of Moshav Keshet, was killed by a sniper's bullet as his unit entered the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip in pursuit of terrorists firing Kassam rockets at Israel.

 

    November 15 - Fatima Slutsker, 57, of Sderot, was killed by a Kassam rocket fired into the town by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip. A barrage of six rockets hit Sderot at about 7 a.m., also seriously wounding a security guard for Defense Minister Amir Peretz.

 

    November 21 - Yaakov Yaakobov, 43, of Sderot, died following a day-long struggle by doctors to save his life, after he was mortally wounded by a Kassam rocket fired in the morning by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

 

    

    2005

 

    January 2 - Nissim Arbiv, 25, of Nissanit in the Gaza Strip was mortally wounded in a mortar shell attack while working in the Erez Industrial Zone. He died of his wounds on January 11. Two others were wounded in the attack, for which Hamas claimed responsibility.

 

    January 7 - St.-Sgt. Yosef (Yossi) Atia, 21, of Petah Tikva, was killed and three fellow off-duty soldiers were wounded when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on their car on the Trans-Samaria Highway. The Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    January 12 - Gideon Rivlin, 50, of Ganei Tal was killed and three IDF soldiers were wounded when a bomb was detonated as a military vehicle patroled the route near Morag in the southern Gaza Strip. Two terrorists were killed by IDF forces. The area was booby-trapped with explosive devices, in addition to the bomb that exploded. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    January 13 - On Thursday night, shortly before the closing of the Karni Crossing, terrorists activated an explosive device on the Palestinian side, blowing a hole in the door through which Palestinian terrorists infiltrated the Israeli side of the crossing and opened fire at Israeli civilians. As a result of the explosion and exchanges of fire, six Israeli civilians and three Palestinian terrorists were killed, and five Israeli civilians were wounded. Hamas and the Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed joint responsiblity for the attack. The victims: Dror Gizri, 30, of Sderot; Ibrahim Kahili, 46, of Umm al-Ghanem; Munam Abu Sabia, 33, of Daburiyeh; Ivan Shmilov, 53, of Sderot; Herzl Shlomo, 51, of Sderot; and Ofer Tiri, 23, of Ashkelon.

 

    January 15 - Ayala-Haya (Ella) Abukasis, 17, of Sderot was mortally wounded when a Qassam rocket landed near her and shrapnel penetrated her cerebellum, leaving her brain dead. She was struck while protecting her younger brother, who was lightly wounded. Kept on life support throughout the week, her parents agreed to stop treatment when doctors told them there was no chance of recovery. She died on January 21.

 

    January 18 - Oded Sharon, 36, from Gan Yavne, an ISA officer, was killed, an IDF officer seriously wounded, and four IDF soldiers and three members of the ISA were lightly wounded in a suicide bombing attack at the Gush Katif junction in the central Gaza Strip. While search procedures were being implemented at a post at the junction, the suicide bomber with explosives strapped to his body detonated himself. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    February 25 - Five people were killed and 50 wounded Friday night, when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Stage club on the Tel Aviv promenade at around 11:20 P.M., on the corner of Herbert Samuel and Yonah Hanavi streets. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The victims: Yitzhak Buzaglo, 40, of Mishmar Hayarden; Aryeh Nagar, 37, of Kfar Sava; Yael Orbach, 28, of Rehovot; Ronen Ruevenov, 30, of Tel Aviv. Odelia Hubara, 26, of Jerusalem, died of her wounds on February 28.

 

    May 2 - St.-Sgt. Dan Talasnikov, 21, of Nir Galim was killed and another soldier lightly wounded in an exchange of fire during an operation to arrest wanted terrorists from the Islamic Jihad in the village of Saida, north of Tulkarem. One of the terrorists, responsible for the February 25 suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, was killed. The second terrorist was apprehended.

 

    June 7 - Three workers were killed and five wounded when a Qassam rocket hit a packing shed in Ganei Tal, in the Gaza Strip, penetrating the building's roof and exploding indoors. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Chinese worker killed has been identified as Bi Shude, 46, from Jilin province in northeastern China. The Palestinian workers killed were Salah Ayash Imran, 57, of Khan Yunis, married and the father of 8, and Muhammed Mahmoud Jaroun, of Khan Yunis.

 

    June 19 - IDF NCO Sgt.-Maj. Avi Karouchi, 25, of Beersheba was killed and two soldiers were wounded in a coordinated Palestinian attack in which RPG missiles and gunfire were fired at an IDF engineering force conducting construction work on the Philadelphi route along the Israeli-Egyptian border. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    June 20 - Yevgeny Reider, 28 of Hermesh was killed and a 16-year old teenager was wounded in a terrorist shooting attack in the village of Baka A-Sharkiya in the northern West Bank. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    June 24 - Avihai Levy, 17, of Beit Hagai was killed in a drive-by terrorist shooting at a hitchhiking stop about 200 meters from the entrance to Beit Hagai, south of Hebron. Aviad Mansour, 16, of Otniel, fatally wounded in the attack, died on June 26. Three others were wounded. The Islamic Jihad and Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    July 12 - Rachel Ben Abu, 16, of Tel Aviv; Nofar Horowitz, 16, of Tel Aviv; and Julia Voloshin, 31, of Netanya were killed and about 90 people were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated himself outside Hasharon Mall in Netanya. Anya Lifshitz, 50, of Netanya, who was mortally wounded, succumbed to her wounds on July 13. Cpl. Moshe Maor Jan, 21, of Netanya died of his wounds on July 14. The bomber was identified as Ahmed Abu Khalil, 18, from the West Bank village of Atil. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    July 14 - Dana Gelkovitch, 22, of Kibbutz Bror Hayil, was killed by a Qassam rocket fired at Netiv Ha'asara in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah all claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    July 23 - Dov, 58, and Rachel Kol, 53, of Jerusalem were killed late Saturday night near the Kissufim crossing in the southern Gaza Strip while returning home from visiting family in Gush Katif. Three others were wounded. The Islamic Jihad and Fatah al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    August 24 - Shmuel Mett, 21, of Britain, a Mir Yeshiva student, was returning from the Western Wall to the yeshiva in Jerusalem’s Beit Yisrael neighborhood when he was fatally stabbed near Jaffa Gate in the Old City. Two other students were wounded.

 

    September 21 - Sasson Nuriel, 55, of Jerusalem was kidnapped and slain by Palestinian terrorists. His body was found on Sept 26 in a garbage dump in the industrial zone of Bitunya, west of Ramallah. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    October 16 - Matat (Rosenfeld) Adler, 21, and her cousin, Kineret Mandel, 23, both of Carmel, and Oz Ben-Meir, 15, of Maon were killed and three were wounded when Palestinians opened fire at the Gush Etzion junction south of Jerusalem. Another teenager was seriously shot and wounded near Eli, in Samaria.  The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for both attacks.

 

    October 26 - Michael Kaufman, 68, of Hadera, Pirhiya Machlouf, 53, of Hadera, Sabiha Nissim, 66, of Moshav Ahituv, Jamil Qa'adan, 48, of Baka al-Gharbiya, and Ya'acov Rahmani, 68, of Hadera were murdered by a suicide bomber who detonated himself at the Hadera open-air market. A sixth victim, Genia Poleis, 66, of Hadera, died of her wounds 11 days later, on Saturday, November 5. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the atrocity.

 

    November 2 - St.-Sgt. Yonatan Evron, 20, of Rishon Lezion, was mortally wounded in a gun battle with terrorists near the West Bank town of Jenin before dawn. Evron's unit was providing security for an overnight raid on a terrorist hideout in the village of Marka when terrorists opened fire from ambush at about 3 a.m., wounding him. He died while being evacuated to a hospital by helicopter.

 

    November 9 - Hussam Fathi Mahajna, 36, an Israeli Arab businessman from Umm al-Fahm, was among 57 people murdered and 300 wounded in simultaneous attacks by suicide bombers in Amman, Jordan at three luxury hotels. Mahajna was a guest at a wedding held at the Radisson Hotel, known to be popular with Israeli tourists. Al-Qaida claimed responsiblity for the attacks.

 

    December 5 - Five people were killed and over 50 wounded in a suicide bombing at the entrance to the Sharon shopping mall in Netanya. The terrorist detonated the bomb when he was stopped by security guards, one of whom was killed. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The victims: Haim Amram, 26, of Netanya, a security guard at the mall; Alexandra Garmitzky, 65, of Netanya; Daniel Golani, 45, of Nahariya; Elia Rosen, 38, of Bat Hefer; and Keinan Tsuami, 20, of Petah Tikva.

 

    December 8 - Sgt. Nir Kahane, 20, of Kiryat Tivon, was stabbed to death at the Kalandiya checkpoint, south of Ramallah. The assailant was apprehended.The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    December 16 - Yosef (Yossi) Shok, 35, of Beit Hagai was killed in a shooting attack while driving home in the southern Hebron hills. Two passengers were wounded. The Islamic Jihad and Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

 

    December 29 - Lt. Ori Binamo, 21, of Nesher was killed when a terrorist en route to carry out an attack in Israel detonated himself at a roadblock set up near Tulkarm following an intelligence tip. A second intended suicide terrorist was also killed in the blast as well as the taxi driver and a third passenger. Three soldiers and seven Palestinians were wounded.

 

    

    2004

 

    January 13 - Ro'i Arbel, 29, of Talmon, was killed in a terror shooting ambush near his home in Samaria. Three other passengers of the vehicle were wounded. The Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    January 14 - Cpl. Andrei Kegeles, 19, of Nahariya; St.-Sgt. Tzur Or, 20, of Rishon Lezion; security guard Gal Shapira, 29, of Ashkelon; and Border Policeman St.-Sgt. Vladimir Trostinsky, 22, of Rehovot were killed and 10 wounded when a female suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Erez Crossing in the Gaza Strip. Hamas and the Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

 

    January 29 - Eleven people were killed and over 50 wounded, 13 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus no. 19 at the corner of Gaza and Arlozorov streets in Jerusalem. Both the Fatah-related Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, naming the bomber as Ali Yusuf Jaara, a 24-year-old Palestinian policeman from Bethlehem. The victims: Avraham (Albert) Balhasan, 28, of Jerusalem; Rose Boneh, 39, of Jerusalem; Hava Hannah (Anya) Bonder, 38, of Jerusalem; Anat Darom, 23, of Netanya; Viorel Octavian Florescu, 42, of Jerusalem; Natalia Gamril, 53, of Jerusalem; Yechezkel Isser Goldberg, 41, of Betar Illit; Baruch (Roman) Hondiashvili, 38, of Jerusalem; Dana Itach, 24, of Jerusalem; Mehbere Kifile, 35, of Ethiopia; and Eli Zfira, 48, of Jerusalem.

 

    February 22 - Eight people were killed and over 60 wounded, 11 of them school pupils, in a suicide bombing on Jerusalem bus no. 14A near the Liberty Bell Park. The Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by Mohammed Za'ul, from the Bethlehem area. The victims: Ilan Avisidris, 41, of Jerusalem; Lior Azulai, 18, of Jerusalem; Yaffa Ben-Shimol, 57, of Jerusalem; Rahamim Doga, 38, of Mevasseret Zion; Yehuda Haim, 48, of Givat Ze'ev; St.-Sgt. Netanel Havshush, 20, of Jerusalem; Yuval Ozana, 32, of Jerusalem; and Benayahu Zuckerman, 18, of Jerusalem.

 

    February 26 - Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Amir Zimmerman, 25, of Kfar Monash was killed and two other soldiers wounded when two Palestinian terrorists opened fire near the Erez Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The terrorists were killed by soldiers. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    February 27 - Eitan Kukoi, 30, and his wife, Rima Novikov Kukoi, 25, were killed in a terrorist shooting attack on the Lahav-Ashkelon road, along the Green Line. The PFLP and the Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades both claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    March 14 - Ten people were killed and 16 wounded in a double suicide bombing at Ashdod Port. Hamas and Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack. The victims: Gil Abutbul, 38, of Ashdod; Danny Assulin, 51, of Ashdod; Avraham Avraham, 34, of Ashdod; Zion Dahan, 30, of Ashdod; Ophir Damari, 31, of Rehovot; Moshe Hendler, 29, of Rehovot; Mazal Marciano, 30, of Ashdod; Avi Suissa, 56, of Kiryat Malakhi; Maurice Tubul, 30, of Ashdod; and Pinhas Avraham Zilberman, 45, of Tel Aviv.

 

    March 19 - George Khoury, 20, a Christian Arab and the son of well-known veteran attorney Elias Khoury of Beit Hanina, was shot to death from a vehicle while jogging in the north Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, which claimed responsibility for the attack, later published an apology.

 

    April 3 - Yaakov (Kobi) Zagha, 40, of Avnei Hefetz was shot dead by a terrorist outside his home, after his daughter Hani, 14, was shot and wounded. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    April 17 - Border Policeman Cpl. Kfir Ohayon, 20, of Eilat was killed, three others wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at the Erez Crossing. Hamas and Fatah claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

 

    April 25 - Border Policeman Cpl. Yaniv Mashiah, 20, of Jaffa, was killed and three others lightly wounded just an hour after the beginning of Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers when shots were fired at their vehicle near Hebron. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    May 2 - Tali Hatuel, 34, and her daughters - Hila, 11, Hadar, 9, Roni, 7, and Merav, 2 - of Katif in the Gaza Strip were killed and another civilian and two soldiers wounded when two Palestinian terrorists fired on an Israeli car at the entrance to the Gaza Strip settlement bloc of Gush Katif. Fatah and Islamic Jihad claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

 

    May 11 - Six IDF soldiers were killed during an IDF operation to target Qassam workshops in Gaza City, when an Armored Personnel Carrier was struck by an explosive device planted by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The soldiers killed: Sgt. Adaron Amar, 20, of Eilat; Sgt. Aviad Deri, 21, of Maale Adumim; Staff-Sgt. Ofer Jerbi, 21, of Moshav Ben-Zakai; Staff-Sgt. Ya'akov (Zelco) Marviza, 25, of Kibbutz Hama'apil; Sgt. Kobi Mizrahi, 20, of Moshav Mata; and Staff-Sgt. Eitan Newman, 21, of Jerusalem.

 

    May 12 - An IDF officer and four soldiers were killed, and three IDF soldiers were lightly injured, while preparing to detonate a weapon-smuggling tunnel on the Philadelphi Route near the Israeli-Egyptian border near Rafah. Their armored personnel carrier exploded, apparently after being his by an RPG anti-tank rocket.The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The soldiers killed: Cpl. Elad Cohen, 20, of Jerusalem; Sgt.-Maj. Aiman Ghadir, 24, of Bir Makhsur; Lt. Aviv Hakani, 23, of Ashdod; Sgt. Za'ur (Zohar) Smelev, 19, of Ofakim; and Sgt. Lior Vishinski, 20, of Ramat Gan.

 

    May 14 - St.-Sgt. Rotem Adam, 21, Rishon Lezion and Sgt. Alexei Hayat, 21, of Beer Sheva were killed and two soldiers moderately wounded by Palestinian sniper fire in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.

 

    May 29 - Maj. Shachar Ben-Yishai, 25, of Menahemia was killed by Palestinian gunfire following a search in the Balata camp near Nablus. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    June 21 - A foreign worker, Weerachai Wongput, 37, from the Nong Han District of the northeastern province of Udon Thani in Thailand, died after being hit by shrapnel from a mortar fired into greenhouses in Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip. The mortar was fired by Palestinians trying to divert attention from an attempt to infiltrate the settlement. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    June 27 - St.-Sgt. Roi Nissim, 20, of Rishon Lezion, was killed and five other soldiers were wounded when their outpost in the Gaza Strip was blown up by Hamas terrorists who tunneled under the position and detonated a massive explosive charge.

 

    June 28 - Mordechai Yosepov, 49, and Afik Zahavi, four, were killed when a Kassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip struck near a nursery school in the northern Negev town of Sderot.

 

    June 29 - Moshe Yohai, 63, of Ashdod, was found shot to death in Beit Rima, a Palestinian Authority-controlled village near Ramallah, where he had apparently gone on business. The Aksa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility.

 

    July 4 - Victor Kreiderman, 49, of Mevo Dotan, was ambushed and shot to death by Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorists as he and his wife were driving near the village of Yabad. His wife, Emma, was lightly wounded.

 

    July 11 - Sgt. Ma'ayan Na'im, 19, of Bat Yam, was murdered and 33 others were wounded when a bomb exploded at a bus stop in downtown Tel Aviv at about 7 a.m. One person was critically wounded, four were moderately wounded, and the rest were lightly hurt.

 

    August 13 - Shlomo Miller, 50, of Itamar in Samaria was killed by a Palestinian terrorist who opened fire outside the settlement gate. The The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility.

 

    August 31 - Sixteen people were killed and 100 wounded in two suicide bombings within minutes of each other on two Beersheba city buses, on route nos. 6 and 12. The buses were traveling along Beersheba's main street, Rager Blvd, near the city hall. Hamas in Hebron claimed responsibility for the attack. The victims, all residents of Beersheba: Shoshana Amos, 64; Aviel Atash, 3; Vitaly Brodsky, 52; Tamara Dibrashvilli, 70; Raisa Forer, 55; Larisa Gomanenko, 48; Denise Hadad, 50; Tatiana Kortchenko, 49; Rosita Lehman, 45; Karine Malka, 23; Nargiz Ostrovsky, 54; Maria Sokolov, 57; Roman Sokolovsky, 53; Tekele Tiroyaient, 33; Eliyahu Uzan, 58; Emmanuel Yosef (Yosefov), 28.

 

    September 22 - Two Border Policemen - Lance Cpl. Menashe Komemi, 19, of Moshav Aminadav and Lance Cpl. Mamoya Tahio, 20, of Rehovot - were killed and 17 Israelis wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist at the French Hill junction hitchhiking post in northern Jerusalem. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    September 23 - Capt. Tal Bardugo, 22, of Jerusalem, St.-Sgt. Nir Sami, 21, of Jerusalem, and St.-Sgt. Israel Lutati, 20, of Neve Dekalim were killed by several Palestinian terrorists, armed with AK-47 assault riffles and hand grenades, who infiltrated the military post near the community of Morag in the southern Gaza Strip. Another soldier and a journalist were also wounded in the exchange of fire in which the terrorists were killed. Two Fatah-related terror groups and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    September 24 - Tiferet Tratner, 24, of Jerusalem was killed in her home in Neve Dekalim by a mortar strike on the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the Gaza Strip.

 

    September 29 - Dorit Aniso, 2, and Yuval Abebeh, 4, both of Sderot, were killed by a Kassam rocket fired from Gaza while playing in the street. Some 20 people were wounded. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    September 30 - St.-Sgt. Gilad Fisher, 22, of Mitzpeh Hoshaya, was killed before dawn when Hamas terrorists, under cover of heavy fog, attacked an IDF lookout post east of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip. Two other soldiers were wounded. The terrorists were killed.

 

    September 30 - Shlomit Batito, 36, of Nissanit, was shot and killed by Hamas terrorists while jogging on the road. Sgt. Victor Ariel, 20, of Kadima, a medic, was killed by a grenade thrown by one of the terrorists as he ran to aid Batito. The terrorists were killed by soldiers.

 

    October 6 - Pratheep Nanongkham, 24, a greenhouse worker from Maha Sarakham province in Thailand, was killed when armed terrorists infiltrated the hothouse area of Kfar Darom in the central Gaza Strip. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    October 7 - A total of 32 people were killed in terror bombings at two Sinai holiday resorts frequented by Israelis: 29 at the Taba Hilton and three at Ras a-Satan. Among the dead were 12 Israelis; over 120 were wounded. The Israeli victims at Taba: Assaf Greenwald, 27, of Ramat Gan; Hafez al-Hafi, 39, of Lod; Rotem Moriah, 27, of Tel Aviv; Tzila Niv, 43, and her two sons, Gilad, 11, and Lior, 3, of Rakefet; Oleg Paizakov, 32, and his wife Ludmilla, 30, of Bat Yam; and Khalil Zeitounya, 10, of Jaffa. The Israeli victims at Ras a-Satan: Michal Alexander, 27, of Ganei Tikva; Roy Avisaf, 28, of Kfar Sava; and Einat Naor, 27, of Kibbutz Zikim.

 

    October 19 - St.-Sgt. Yair Nisim Turgemann, 22, of Kiryat Arba, was killed at an IDF base near Mevo Dotan in Samaria when Palestinian gunmen opened fire from Palestinian territory west of the community. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    October 21 - Sgt.-Maj. Moshe Almaliach, 35, of Dimona, a career NCO in the IDF engineering corps, was killed by a bomb explosion While conducting construction work on the Philadelphi road in the Gaza Strip. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    October 28 - Sgt. Michael Chizhik, 21, of Tiberias was killed and six other soldiers wounded in a mortar shell attack on an IDF outpost at Morag in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    November 1 - Three people were killed and over 30 wounded in a suicide bombing at the Carmel Market in central Tel Aviv. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Nablus claimed responsibility for the attack, carried out by Amar Alfar, 18, from Askar refugee camp in Nablus. The victims: Tatiana Ackerman, 32, of Tel Aviv; Leah Levine, 64, of Givatayim; and Shmuel Levy, 65, of Jaffa.

 

    December 7 - St.-Sgt. Nadav Kudinski, 20, of Kiryat Gat of the Oketz canine unit was killed by a bomb, along with his dog, when a booby-trapped chicken coup exploded northwest of the Karni Corssing in the Gaza Strip. Four soldiers were wounded in the exchange of fire while evacuating him. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    December 12 - Five IDF soldiers were killed and five wounded when a tunnel filled with 1.5 tons of explosives were detonated under an IDF post at the Rafah crossing, followed by the infiltration of the post by two terrorists who opened fire and activated another explosive device. Hamas and the Fatah Hawks claimed responsibility for the attack. The soldiers killed: Sgt. Araf Azbarga, 19, of Kseifeh; Sgt. Sa'id Jahaja, 19, of Arara; Sgt. Hussein Abu Leil, 23, of Ein Mahal; Corp. Adham Shehada, 19, of Turan; and Sgt. Tarek al-Ziadne, 20, of Rahat.

 

    December 14 - Jitladda Tap-arsa, 19, a female agricultural worker from Udon Thani’s Nong Han district in northereastern Thailand, was killed and two other foreign workers from Thailand and Nepal were wounded by mortar shells fired at Ganei Tal in the Gush Katif settlement bloc from the Gaza Strip.

 

    December 21 - Ariella Fahima, 39, of Moshav Nehusha, south of Beit Shemesh, was stabbed to death at the door to her house, apparently by a terrorist who infiltrated the perimeter fence.

 

    December 22 - Salem (Sami) al-Kimlat, 28, a Bedouin from the town of Rahat employed as a security guard at the construction site of the security fence west of Hebron, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

    

    2003

 

    Jan 2, 2003 - The charred body of Massoud Makhluf Alon, 72, from Menahemiya in the Lower Galilee, was found in the northern Jordan Valley in his burned out car. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Brigades c


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