Incident Summary:

12/01/2001: At least eight people were killed and over 170 injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up almost simultaneously in Jerusalem, Israel. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up about 40 meters apart. It was not known who was responsible for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Jerusalem, Israel
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of two related attacks (cf. 200112010004-05). Police stated that the bombs contained metal shards and screws, in order to maximize the number of injuries.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 171 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 171
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"“At Least' 8 Dead, Over 170 Injured, 11 Critical in Jerusalem Blasts," Ha’aretz, December 1, 2001."
“Consulate in Jerusalem confirms French casualties in attacks,” Paris France Info Radio, December 2, 2001.
"“Czech cabinet denounces terrorist attacks against Israel," Prague CTK, December 1, 2001."