Incident Summary:

01/19/2006: A suicide bomber named Sami Abdel Hafez Antar blew himself up at a fast food stall in Tel Aviv, Israel, wounding at least 20 bystanders. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Food stall
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Mitch Potter, “Suicide Bomber Aims at Tel Aviv, Election Hopes,” The Toronto Star, January 20, 2006.
Scott Wilson, “Bomber Wounds at Least 24 in Tel Aviv Restaurant,” The Washington Post, January 20, 2006.
Aron Heller, “Palestinian Suicide Bomber Wounds 20 in Tel Aviv in Challenge to Abbas, Olmert,” The Associated Press, January 20, 2006.