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Sunday, April 18, 2004
A Chronology of Terrorist Attacks Carried out by Hamas Since September 2000

Sunday, 18 April, 2004

Background Information

Attributed to "security sources" [Provided by the IDF Spokesperson]

Since the beginning of the current conflict, the Hamas terrorist
organization is responsible for carrying out 425 various terrorist attacks
which resulted in the killing of 377 and wounding of 2,076 Israeli citizens
and soldiers.

The Hamas organization has carried out 53 suicide attacks, killing 289
Israelis and injuring 1,649.

A Chronology of Terrorist Attacks Carried out by the Hamas Since September
2000:

April 17,2004 - A border policeman killed, an Israeli civilian injured,
and two border policemen injured, when a suicide bomber exploded himself at
the workers terminal crossing at the Erez industrial area.

March 14, 2004 - Two suicide bombers detonated an explosive belt and an
explosive bag at the Ashdod port. Ten Israelis were killed and 12 injured.

March 6, 2004 - Suicide bombers traveling in three vehicles drove into the
Erez crossing, and detonated two car bombs at Palestinian checkpoints, while
firing at the Israeli checkpoint. Two Palestinian policemen were killed.

Jan. 29, 2004 - A suicide bomber detonated a bag laden with explosives on a
No. 19 bus line on Aza Street in Jerusalem. Ten Israelis and one foreigner
were killed and 44 were injured.

Jan. 14, 2004 - A female suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated
herself at the workers terminal in the Erez crossing, resulting in the death
of four Israelis and the injury of five.

Sept. 9, 2003 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the
entrance of the "Hillel Café" in Jerusalem. Seven Israelis were killed and
70 injured.

Sept. 9 , 2003 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a bus
stop near the IDF "Tzrifin" Base. Nine IDF soldiers were killed and 10 were
injured.

Aug. 19, 2003 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up
on a No. 2 bus line in Jerusalem, resulting in the death of 23 Israelis and
the injury of 115.

Aug. 12, 2003 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up
near a bus stop at the entrance to Ariel. Two Israelis were killed and two
others injured.

June 11, 2003 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up
on the No. 14 bus line in Jerusalem. Seventeen Israelis were killed and 104
were injured.

May 19, 2003 - A Hamas terrorist on a bicycle blew himself up next to a
military jeep in Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip. Three IDF soldiers were
wounded.

May 18, 2003 - A suicide bomber, with a bag filled with explosives blew
himself up near the A-Ram Junction in Jerusalem.

May 18, 2003 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt, detonated himself
on a bus at the French Hill Junction in Jerusalem. Seven Israelis were
killed and 20 were wounded.

May 17, 2003 - A suicide bomber dressed as a religious Jew, and wearing an
explosive belt, blew himself up in Hebron's Gross Square, killing two
Israeli civilians.

April 30, 2003 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt at the
entrance to the "Mike's Place" pub on the Tel Aviv boardwalk. An additional
suicide bomber hurled an explosive device nearby. Three Israeli civilians
were killed and 62 were wounded.

April 15, 2003 - Two Israeli civilians were killed and three were injured
when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifles, grenades and an
explosive belt penetrated the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip fired and
hurled grenades. The terrorist was shot and killed.

March 5, 2003 - A suicide bomber blew himself up on the No. 37 bus line in
Haifa. Seventeen Israeli civilians were killed, and 42 were wounded.

Jan. 17, 2003 - A raft laden with explosives and guided by a suicide bomber,
exploded after Israeli Navy ships fired at the craft, four kilometers from
Dugit, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Nov. 21, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on the No. 20
bus line in Jerusalem. Eleven Israelis were killed, and 50 were wounded.

Oct. 27, 2002 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated
himself, despite being shot, at the gas station near the entrance to the
city of Ariel. Three Israeli civilians were killed, and 17 were wounded.

Oct. 11, 2002 - A suicide bomber is arrested at the entrance to a café
before he could detonate his explosive belt.

Oct. 10, 2002 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself
near a bus stop at the Bar Ilan Bridge in Ramat Gan. An Israeli civilian was
killed, and 20 were wounded.

Sept. 19, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated a bag laden with explosives on
the No. 4 bus line on Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, in which six Israelis were
killed and 66 were injured.

Aug. 4, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to
his body on a bus traveling near Mt. Meron in northern Israel. Nine Israeli
civilians were killed, and 48 wounded.

June 18, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden bag on a bus
traveling along Dov-Yosef Street in Jerusalem. Nineteen civilians were
killed, and 50 wounded.

May 7, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt and an additional
explosive device in a bag, at a club in Rishon Letzion. Sixteen Israeli
civilians were killed, and 51 were wounded.

March 31, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated himself at the "Matzah"
restaurant in Haifa. Fifteen Israeli civilians were killed and 31 were
wounded.

March 27, 2002 - A suicide bomber blew himself up with an explosive belt in
the Park Hotel in Netanya. Thirty Israeli civilians were killed and 144 were
wounded.

March 9, 2002 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to
his body at the entrance of the "Moment Café" in Jerusalem. Eleven Israeli
civilians were killed and 58 were wounded.

March 7, 2002 - A suicide bomber attempted to detonate an explosive device
strapped to his back in the "Kafit Café" in Jerusalem. Nobody was injured.

Feb. 6, 2002 - A suicide bomber boarded a bus traveling between the city of
Maale Adumim and Jerusalem, and attempted to detonate an explosive belt.

Dec. 12, 2001 - Two suicide bombers detonate explosive devices next to
Israeli vehicles in the area of Ganei Tal in the Gaza Strip, while an
additional explosive device is detonated near another Israeli vehicle. Three
Israeli civilians were injured.

Dec. 2, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device concealed
under a coat on a bus near Yad L'banim in Haifa. Fifteen civilians were
killed and 35 wounded.

Dec. 1, 2001 - Two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices concealed in
bags on Ben Yehudah Street in Jerusalem. Immediately following, a car bomb
exploded nearby. Eleven civilians were killed and 170 wounded.

Nov. 26, 2001 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself
at the Erez checkpoint in the Gaza Strip. Two policemen were wounded.

Nov. 8, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated himself in the area of Bakah Al
Sharkiah, during an attempt to arrest him while on his way to enter Israel.
Two IDF soldiers were wounded.

Sept. 9, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to
his body at the Nahariya train station. An Israeli civilian and two soldiers
were killed and 46 were wounded.

Sept. 4, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to
his body on Nevi'im Street in Jerusalem. Thirteen Israeli civilians were
wounded.

Aug. 9, 2001 - A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Sbarro restaurant in
Jerusalem. Fifteen Israelis were killed and 110 wounded.

Aug. 8, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb next to the Bekaot
checkpoint in the West Bank. An IDF soldier was injured.

July 9, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near an IDF vehicle in
the area of Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the injury of an IDF
soldier.

June 22, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near IDF forces in
Alei Sinai in the Gaza Strip. Two IDF soldiers were killed, and another
soldier was wounded.

June 1, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated himself at the entrance to the
"Dolphinarium" club in Tel Aviv. Twenty-two Israeli civilians were killed,
and 83 were wounded.

May 29, 2001 - Two terrorists approached an IDF position at the "Tofah"
Junction in the Gaza Strip. One terrorist detonated an explosive device
strapped to his body, and the other hurled grenades and opened fire. Two IDF
soldiers were wounded.

May 25, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a container filled with 48 kg. of
explosives and three gas balloons at the Netzarim Junction in the Gaza
Strip.

May 18, 2003 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to
his body at the entrance to a mall in Netanya. Five Israeli civilians were
killed, and 86 were wounded.

April 29, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a bus carrying
children at the Dir Sharif Junction.

April 22, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated himself near a bus stop in the
city of Kfar Saba. An Israeli was killed and 45 were wounded.

March 28, 2001 - A suicide bomber blew himself up near a gas station at the
Neveh Yamin/Kfar Saba Junction. Two Israeli civilians were killed, and four
were wounded.

March 27, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive strapped to his
body, near an Israeli bus at the French Hill Junction in Jerusalem.
Twenty-one Israeli civilians were wounded.

March 4, 2001 - A suicide bomber detonated a case laden with explosives on
the main street of Netanya. Three Israelis were killed and 53 injured.

March 1, 2001 - A suicide bomber blew himself up while in a taxi, near the
Me Ami Junction. An Israeli civilian was killed, and 10 were wounded.

Jan. 1, 2003 - A car bomb exploded in Netanya. Thirty-five Israeli civilians
were wounded.

Dec. 22, 2000 - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself
at the entrance to a restaurant in the Jordan Valley, resulting in the
injury of three IDF soldiers.

Dec. 15, 2000 - A suicide bomber attempted to detonate an explosive belt
near Israeli security forces close to the Erez crossing. The suicide bomber
also attempted to stab Israeli security personnel.

Nov. 6, 2000 - A booby-trapped raft exploded close to an Israeli Navy
"Dabur," near the Israel-Egypt border in Rafah. Hamas publicly claimed
responsibility for it

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