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March 31, 2003

Information on the terror attack in Netanya


Fifty eight people were wounded in a homicide bombing at the entrance of the London Cafe at the pedestrian mall in the center of Netanya shortly before 1 PM on Sunday.
Fifteen people were still hospitalized today including Israel Defense Forces soldier Gil Cooperman, 21, who prevented the terrorist from entering the cafe, thus saving many lives. Cooperman was in serious but stable condition. Six people were in moderate condition, and the rest sustained light injuries.
The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it a "gift to the Iraqi people." On Sunday, two Palestinian terror groups, Fatah and Islamic Jihad, said they were sending suicide bombers to Iraq to increase the number of attacks on the coalition forces.
The attack in Netanya was the first homicide bombing since March 5, when 17 Israelis were killed in a bus blast in the northern port city of Haifa.



Attacks in Netanya since September 2000

May 19, 2002 A suicide bomber blows himself up inside the covered section of the Netanya market, killing three and wounding approximately 50.

March 27, 2002 A suicide bomber blows himself up Seder night in the Park Hotel dining hall, killing 29 and wounding 140.

March 9, 2002 Two terrorists open fire with automatic rifles at passersby and hurl grenades into a hotel lobby, killing three and wounding approximately 50.

November 11, 2001 A terrorist shoots to death one man and wounds two others at the entrance to Moshav Kfar Hess, east of Netanya.

May 30, 2001 Eight people suffer shock and hearing impairment when a car bomb explodes in the old industrial zone near the ORT school.

May 18, 2001 A suicide bombing at the entrance to the Sharon Mall kills five and wounds 74.

April 29, 2001 A bomb explodes near Bank Hapoalim in the commercial center of the Kiryat Nordau neighborhood, damaging surrounding buildings.

March 4, 2001 A suicide bombing on Rehov Herzl kills three and wounds 60.

January 1, 2001 A suicide car-bombing at the intersection of Rehov Dizengoff and Rehov Herzl wounds 36.

(source: The Jerusalem Post)



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