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Suicide Bombings at Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

(July 30, 1997)

On July 30, 1997, two Hamas suicide bombers carried out attacks at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, the city’s main open-air fruit and vegetable market and a popular tourist destination. Sixteen people, including one American, were killed and 178 were injured. The terrorists, carrying bags filled with explosives and nails, detonated their devices 150 feet apart almost simultaneously in a central alley in the popular outdoor market at 1:15 p.m.

The following people died in the attack:

Lev Desyatnik, 60, of Jerusalem

Regina Giber, 76, of Jerusalem

Valentina Kovalenko, 67, of Jerusalem

Shmuel Malka, 44, of Mevaseret Zion

David Nasco, 44, of Mevaseret Zion

Muhi A-din Othman, 33, of Eilabun

Simha Fremd, 92, of Jerusalem

Gregory Paskhovitz, 15, of Jerusalem

Leah Stern, 50, of Jerusalem

Rachel Tejgatrio, 83, of Jerusalem

Liliya Zheleznyak, 47, of Jerusalem

Shalom (Golan) Zevulun, 52, of Jerusalem

Mark Rabinowitz, 80, of Jerusalem

Eli Adourian, 49, of Kfar Adumim (died on 11 August)

Ilya Gazarkh, 73, of Jerusalem (died on 29 August)

Baruch Ostrovsky, 84, of Jerusalem (died on 3 October 1997)

Source: “1997 Mahane Yehuda Market bombings,” Wikipedia.

Photo: Sir kiss, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.