TIMELINE Terror Returns to Jerusalem After Three-year Lull

The Jerusalem bomb explosion on Wednesday in which a woman was killed and over 30 were reported wounded is one in a series of attacks that have hit the Israeli capital.

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The bomb explosion at a Jerusalem bus stop which left one woman dead and over 30 wounded on Wednesday was the most recent event in a series of terror attacks against civilians that have taken place in Israel's capital in the past years.

Just three weeks ago, a municipality worker was injured, losing his arm, after a bomb concealed inside a garbage bag exploded on Derech Hevron, a major Jerusalem boulevard.

However, Wednesday's bombing came after a relative three-year lull in the capital.


In 2008 there were several attacks against Jerusalemites, two of which were perpetrated by terrorists driving bulldozers.

The first incident was in March 2008, when a terrorist entered a crowded library at Mercaz HaRav, a yeshiva located in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem. Eight were killed and nine were injured in the attack.

In July 2008, a bulldozer driver hit a bus, pedestrian and cars before he was neutralized by a soldier and civilian who mounted his vehicle and overtook him and then shot and killed him.

The second attack took place three weeks later. Twenty-four people were injured in the attack, one of which moderately to critically wounded. The terrorist hit five cars before he was shot by a civilian and an IDF military border guard officer that were at the scene of the attack.

Three months later, 19 people were injured - two of them critically and four moderately when an East Jerusalem resident veered off the street onto the sidewalk near the Old City of Jerusalem and crashed into pedestrians. Most of the pedestrians were soldiers. An officer among the group open fire and killed the terrorist.


In January, a suicide bomber blew up a Jerusalem bus, near the prime minister's office. Ten people were killed in the attack.

A month later a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a similar attack on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem, killing eight people.
In September of that same year, a Palestinian woman suicide bomber blew herself up
near a hitch-hiking post in east Jerusalem, killing two Israeli border policemen.


In May of 2003 a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 7 on a bus in the French Hill district of Jerusalem, injuring 20.

In June of that year 17 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus near Mahane Yehuda, the open market located in central Jerusalem's Jaffa Road. At least 100 were injured in the attack.

Just two months later in August a Palestinian suicide bombing ripped through a bus in Jerusalem killing 23 people.

The next month, seven people were killed and dozens wounded in suicide bombing at Jerusalem café, Café Hillel. Among the dead were emergency medicine Dr. David Applebaum and his daughter Naava on the eve of her wedding.

The crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem hit by a bomb on March 23, 2011Credit: Emil Salman



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