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Terror Attack - Dec 30, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Mesilat Zion, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A small bomb was found near a gas station at the entrance to Moshav Mesilat Zion, near Beit Shemesh.

Further Details
The bomb was hidden on the Sha'ar Haguy-Beit Shemesh Highway, inside a milk carton wrapped in plastic bags Police sappers defused the one-kilogram bomb as security forces searched the area for other explosive devices. Police said the bomb appeared to have been assembled in Palestinian territory rather than by Israeli criminal elements, but have refused to provide additional details as to the components of the bomb and the way in which it was put together. It is not yet clear if the gas station was the bomb target, or whether a terrorist was scared off and threw the bomb on the side of the road.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 30, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 22-year-old Palestinian was killed by IDF gunfire south of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, apparently as he was planting a bomb.

Further Details
Military sources said soldiers fired at a group of people suspected of placing a bomb near the southern Gaza settlement of Morag. A search later revealed a bomb attached to a tripwire.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Fadel Majer
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Fadel Majer, a 22-year-old Palestinian, was killed by IDF gunfire south of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip. Military sources said soldiers fired at a group of people suspected of placing a bomb near the southern Gaza settlement of Morag.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Dec 30, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 11
Details:
The Israel Air Force fired two missiles at a car in the Gaza Strip, in an attempt to assassinate senior Hamas activists involved in planning terror attacks and launching Qassam rockets. Eleven Palestinians were hurt in the attack.

Further Details
Hospital officials in Gaza said at least 11 people were wounded in the attack, two of them critically. The targets of the attack, whom Palestinian sources said were two brothers from the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza, escaped without injury. The sources said the brothers are members of the Jarar family, known to be active in the Hamas military wing, and that they escaped from the vehicle seconds before the air strike. The sources said two IAF helicopters fired two missiles at a vehicle in the Rimal neighborhood in northern Gaza, near the Hamas stronghold of the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, shortly after 7 P.M. Hamas confirmed its members were in the car, but did not release their identities.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 0
Details:
Three armed Palestinians were killed shortly after they fired a volley of mortars at a settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Three armed Palestinians were killed shortly after they fired a volley of mortars at a settlement in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Three armed Palestinians were killed shortly after they fired a volley of mortars at a settlement in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Three armed Palestinians were killed shortly after they fired a volley of mortars at a settlement in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Violent Clash - Dec 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 7
Details:
A Palestinian was killed and seven other Palestinians were wounded by Israel Defense Force gunfire in clashes in Nablus.

Further Details
The skirmishes took place after the IDF had sent additional troops into Nablus following Thursday's suicide bombing attack in Petah Tikva that killed four Israelis. The IDF began its crackdown in Nablus more than a week before the suicide bombing attack. Most of the city is under curfew as paratroop and Nahal brigade soldiers, backed by armored forces, are conducting house-to-house searches in the casbah, Balata refugee camp and other areas of the city. The IDF said it used only "non-lethal" means to disperse crowds during yesterday's day of rioting in which Palestinians fired guns and tossed bricks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Rejai Riyan
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Witnesses said Rejai Riyan, 17, was fatally shot in the chest while confronting troops. Seven other Palestinians were wounded by Israel Defense Force gunfire in clashes.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The Jerusalem Post gave his age as 21. The IDF Spokesman said troops opened fire at a Palestinian who shot at them and confirmed that they hit him.
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Dec 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Meshka, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
Two left-wing demonstrators -- an Israeli and an American -- were shot by IDF troops when he and other demonstrators began destroying a security fence in the West Bank.

Further Details
The incident occurred on Friday when Israelis, Palestinians, and foreigners gathered at the fence near the village of Meskha, east of Rosh Ha'ayin, to protest against the failure of the army to allow local farmers to reach their land. The demonstrators reportedly included members of the Anarchists Against the Wall and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) groups. Video footage of the incident showed that a number of the demonstrators attempted to cut through the security fence with wire cutters, while others climbed it and shook it in order to damage it. "The soldiers fired warning shots in an attempt to warn off the civilians, and when they were ignored, they fired shots at the feet of one of the protesters considered to be the leader; his face was covered in a mask," the IDF Spokesperson's Office said. Gil Na'amati, 22, from Kibbutz Re'im, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg; his condition was reported as moderate. An American woman, 25, was discharged from the hospital the next day.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

Terror Attack - Dec 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Bus stop
 
Location:
Petah Tikva, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 20
Details:
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a major intersection in Petah Tikvah, killing four people.

Further Details
The suicide bombing took place during the busy evening rush hour. The bomber, carrying a medium-sized bomb, approached the bus stop at the Geha Junction at about 6:30 P.M. and blew himself up, killing two people immediately and mortally wounding a third, who died en route to the hospital. A fourth person, who was seriously injured, died in the hospital a few hours later.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Noam Leibowitz
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
Sweden
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Elkana
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Noam Leibowitz, 22, of Elkana was one of four people killed in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Geha Junction, east of Tel Aviv, near Petah Tikva. Noam Leibowitz had missed the suicide bombing at the bus stop in Tzrifin on September 9, because he was delayed at his army base. This time, he was at the bus stop on time, headed home, and was killed. Noam's parents immigrated to Israel from Sweden. They later returned to their home country as emissaries of the Bnei Akiva movement, where Noam was born. The family moved to Elkana in Samaria about five years ago. Noam studied at the Sha'alvim Yeshiva and completed a B.A. in Logistics at Bar-Ilan University before entering the army, serving in the Signal Corps. He intended to continue his academic studies after the army.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Adva Tzippora Fisher
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Adva Tzippora Fisher, 20, of Kfar Sava was one of four people killed in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Geha Junction, east of Tel Aviv, near Petah Tikva. Adva Fisher was waiting for a ride to Kfar Sava on her way home from Jerusalem. Her father had called her to say he was on his way to pick her up. She said she didn't want to bother him, but he insisted. He heard the blast in his car a block away. Adva grew up in Bnei Brak. The Fisher family moved to Kfar Sava just five months ago. From a religious family, Adva completed her high school studies with distinction at the Zfira Ulpana. She recently completed her National Service at a school in Yavne and was planning to pursue an academic degree. She was active as a counselor in the Bnei Akiva youth movement.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Angelina Shcherov
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Cpl. Angelina Shcherov, 19, of Kfar Sava was one of four people killed in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Geha Junction, east of Tel Aviv, near Petah Tikva. Angelina Shcherov immigrated to Israel from Siberia with her parents in 1992. After completing her studies at the Rabin High School in Kfar Sava, she began her army service four months ago at the technological and logistical unit at the Tel Hashomer base.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Rotem Weinberger
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Cpl. Rotem Weinberger, 19, of Kfar Sava was one of four people killed in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Geha Junction, east of Tel Aviv, near Petah Tikva. Rotem Weinberger attended the Katznelson High School in Kfar Sava and began her army service nine months ago. She served in an artillery unit in the north, but was transfered to the Tel Hashomer Signal Corps a month ago so that she would be closer to home and could spend more time with family and friends. She had stayed late to attend a party for one of the officers and was killed while waiting with a friend for the bus home.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Sa'adi Kamal Hanani
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Saed Hanani, 18, an activist in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine from the West Bank village of Beit Fourik, blew himself up at a bus stop in the town Bnei Brak next to Tel Aviv Thursday, killing three bystanders and injuring at least 13 people.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Dec 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 5
Injured: 0
Details:
An IDF helicopter fired missiles at a car in which the commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza was riding. Five people were killed in the attack, including the intended target and two of his associates.

Further Details
Security officials said the targeted killing of Islamic Jihad commander Muqled Hamed and four others in an IAF rocket attack on Hamed's car in Gaza City on Thursday evening had prevented a "mega" terror attack inside Israel. "Had he managed to perpetrate the attacks, they would have had a major and immediate impact on the region," officials said. The four others killed in the attack were identified as Ashraf Radwan, 18, Nabil Sarihi, 29, Wael Daqran, 25, and Said Rukab, 37. Radwan and Sarihi, both affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, were with Muqled in his car when it was hit.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Muqled Hamed
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Muqled Hamed, commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, was killed in a targeted hit by IDF helicopters. Two of his associates were killed in the attack, along with two bystanders.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Ashraf Radwan
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Ashraf Radwan, 20, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was with Muqled in his car when it was hit by IDF helicopter missiles.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Comments:
Hi age is given as 19, 21, and 22. Note: funeral photos show Radwan wrapped in the same Islamic symbols as the PIJ militants.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Nabil Sarihi
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Nabil Sarihi, 29, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was with Muqled in his car when it was hit by IDF helicopter missiles. According to security officials, Sarihi recruited youths to perpetrate suicide bombings, helped plan the attack on Kfar Darom in 1995 in which eight Israelis were killed, and was also involved in the shooting attack in which two IDF officers were killed last week near the Kissufim crossing in Gush Katif.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Wael Daqran
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Wael Daqran, 25, was one of two bystanders killed in the IDF helicopter attack on Hamed Muqlaq, the local commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Said Rukab
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Said Rukab, 37, was one of two bystanders killed in the IDF helicopter attack on Hamed Muqlaq, the local commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Ganei Tal, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Islamic Jihad terrorist was shot and killed when soldiers spotted him crawling toward the settlement with a bag of explosives.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Desoki
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Desoki, 22, was killed when trying to infiltrate the Jewish settlement of Ganei Tal in the Gush Katif bloc in the southern Gaza Strip. Desoki was spotted crawling near the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, likely planning to lay a mine, when soldiers shot him, the military said. They later discovered an explosive charge on his body, the military said.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Terror Attack - Dec 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Ground-to-Ground Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nissanit, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
An Israeli couple were lightly injured when a Kassam rocket slammed into their house in Nissanit

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 8
Injured: 5
Details:
Eight Palestinians were killed and 42 wounded during an IDF incursion into Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to find tunnels used to smuggle weapons from Egypt to the Palestinians, Palestinian sources said. There were no injuries to IDF troops

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said about 20 Israeli tanks rumbled into a refugee camp in the Rafah area, drawing gunfire from militants. Troops found an arms-smuggling tunnel in Rafah, along the Gaza-Egypt border, after searching for several hours Tuesday, and sent sappers to prepare the tunnel for detonation. Palestinian sources said that five of the Palestinians killed were armed, and three were civilians Israeli soldiers shot dead a 50-year-old man and one gunman in the camp, Palestinian medics said. Two more gunmen were badly wounded and one died later. Another Islamic Jihad militant died of shrapnel wounds. Medics said 10 Palestinians were wounded. Israeli military sources said a helicopter fired a missile at two Palestinians planting an explosive device and another two were shot preparing a bomb.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Majar
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Ahmed Majar, 32, was a Palestinian police officer heading to his job at the Rafah border crossing when he was shot in the head, his family said.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Associated Pres

 

Name:
Ala Bakhloul
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Ala Bakhloul, 23, was killed in clashes with IDF troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Note: funeral photos show him draped in a Hamas flag.
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
An Islamic Jihad man, who was killed while attempting to plant a bomb in front of IDF troops.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Khamis Al Rai
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Khamis Al Rai, 28, was killed while attempting to plant a bomb near IDF troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Rami Hasanin
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Rami Hasanin, 22, was killed in clashes with Israeli troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
A 50 year old-man was killed in crossfire during clashes with IDF troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ayed al-Najar
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Ayed al-Najar, a militant of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, was one of the five gunmen killed Palestinians killed in clashes with IDF troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed Mustafa
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Mostafa, a militant of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, was one of the five gunmen killed Palestinians killed in clashes with IDF troops searching for smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Kissufim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two IDF soldiers were killed in a clash with Palestinian gunmen in Gaza.

Further Details
The attack in Gaza came shortly before 7 P.M., when soldiers at a lookout on the Kisufim-Gush Katif Road spotted a Palestinian whose movements looked suspicious. The lookouts summoned a jeep with additional soldiers to the site, about a kilometer west of the Kisufim checkpoint that separates Gaza from Israel. When the soldiers got out of the jeep, the Palestinian opened fire and bombarded them with hand grenades. In the ensuing gunfight at very close quarters, both of the officers in command were wounded. The two officers died about half an hour later. The two attackers were also killed. Israel Radio reported late Monday that the body of another Palestinian gunman was found in the area of the attack.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Haggai Bibi
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ma'aleh Adumim
Profile:
Hagai Bibi, of Ma'aleh Adumim, was one of two IDF officers killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire and threw hand grenades as they emerged from their jeep on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. The eldest child of Nissim and Zvia, Hagai grew up in Maaleh Adumim. Hagai served in Lebanon, and after the IDF withdrawal was stationed in Gaza, where he served for the last three years.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Alex Leonardo Weissman
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Afula
Profile:
Lt. Leonardo (Alex) Weissman, 23, of Afula was one of two IDF officers killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire and threw hand grenades as they emerged from their jeep on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. Leonardo Weissman insisted on serving in a Givati combat unit, his mother Rivka said, despite being an only son. He served with Capt. Hagai Bibi from the time he became an officer until their deaths.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Unknown Uknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
One of two Palestinian gunmen killed in a clash with Israeli troops in the Kissufim area in Gaza.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Unknown Uknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
One of two Palestinian gunmen killed in a clash with Israeli troops in the Kissufim area in Gaza.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Guerilla Attack - Dec 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
A Palestinian ambushed two Israeli vehicles at a bend in the road leading from Kiryat Arba to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Further Details
The gunman fired at both vehicles, a Border Police jeep and a private car, and moderately wounded one policeman in the shoulder and leg. The policeman was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment. None of the civilians was hurt. A military policeman and policewoman were killed about a year ago at the same spot, 200 meters from "Worshipers' Way."

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Unknown - Dec 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Balata, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 5-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Initial reports said that the shots were fired by IDF soldiers, but it was not known whether there were soldiers in the area at the time of the incident.

Further Details
Hospital officials said the boy, Mohammed Al Araj, was killed by a bullet to the chest. "He was coming out the house, holding a sandwich when he was shot," said Sami Sitan, a neighbor who brought him to the hospital.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Al Araj
Age:
6
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Mohammed Al Araj, was killed by a bullet to the chest. "He was coming out the house, holding a sandwich when he was shot," said Sami Sitan, a neighbor who brought him to the hospital.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Initial reports said that the shots were fired by IDF soldiers, but it was not known whether there were soldiers in the area at the time of the incident.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Dec 21, 2003
Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Egyptian-Gaza border, Egypt
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Egyptian soldier was killed when he was shot while trying to stop an infiltrator crossing illegally from Egypt into Gaza.

Further Details
Ahmed el-Sayyed Abdel-Aziz opened fire on an unidentified infiltrator trying to cross the border in Rafah area. The infiltrator returned fire and hit the soldier, who died from his wounds in hospital in Rafah. Several Egyptians have in the past been caught trying to cross from Egypt into Gaza and Israel, but such cases have become rarer more recently.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed el-Sayyed Abdel-Aziz
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Egypt
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Ahmed el-Sayyed Abdel-Aziz, an Egyptian soldier, was killed attempting to stop an infiltrator from crossing from Egypt into Gaza. He reportedly opened fire on the infiltrator in Rafah area. The infiltrator returned fire and hit Abdel-Aziz, who died from his wounds in hospital in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Internecine Violence - Dec 20, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Kalkilya, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian gunmen killed a man they accused of collaborating with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Kalkilya.

Further Details
The victim, identified as 23-year-old Iyad Taim, was shot in the head at close range, according to emergency services.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Iyad Taim
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Kalkilya
Profile:
Iyad Taim, 23, was shot in the head at close range by Palestinian gunmen who accused him of collaborating with Israel.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 0
Details:
Three armed Palestinian militants and a bystander were killed by IDF soldiers during gun battles in the West Bank city of Nablus. and the fourth, a member of Islamic Jihad, was shot dead while trying to plant a bomb close to IDF troops.

Further Details
The three armed men were killed in fighting in the city's Old Quarter (casbah). Troops were focusing on a cell from Tanzim, which has been involved in recent attempts to send suicide bombers into Israel. "The Israeli forces identified an armed man on a rooftop. Firing erupted. Two more armed men joined the fighting. The troops returned fire. The three were killed," an IDF spokesman said. He said three automatic rifles were found with the gunmen.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Noor-Eddine Emran
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Noor-Eddine Emran, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, died on 21 Dec 03, in Nablus of gunshot wounds sustained in clashes with IDF soldiers during the raid.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
One of three Palestinian gunmen killed in clashes with troops in the casbah of Nablus on 18 Dec 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
One of three Palestinian gunmen killed in clashes with troops in the casbah of Nablus on 18 Dec 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
One of three Palestinian gunmen killed in clashes with troops in the casbah of Nablus on 18 Dec 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An IDF commander in Nablus said forces captured a would-be suicide bomber who was apparently planning to make his way to Israel .

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A member of Islamic Jihad was shot dead while trying to plant a bomb close to IDF troops in Nablus.

Further Details
An Islamic Jihad member was shot dead as he tried to plant a bomb hidden in a plastic bag in a alleyway where IDF soldiers were operating, the military and Palestinian sources said

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Uknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Islamic Jihad member killed while attempting to plant a bomb.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Dec 17, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian was killed during clashes in the Rafah refugee camp.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Mustafa al-Omas
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mustafa al-Omas, 18, was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers operating in Rafah.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nir Am, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians after they infiltrated into Israel from the Gaza Strip

Further Details
When soldiers saw the group of six nearing the area, they opened fire. Two were killed. Four infiltrated Israel. One of the Palestinians was caught early Monday in Israel, the army said. Police and soldiers, meanwhile, searched for the other three Palestinians, setting up impromptu checkpoints and roadblocks throughout southern Israel, the army said. The two Palestinians who were killed and the one apprehended in Israel were unarmed, the army said. It was possible the group wanted to enter Israel to find work, the army said. However, it has not been ruled out that the group was planning to carrying out attacks in Israel and was to pick up explosives or other arms once inside the country.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
One of two Palestinians killed while attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Both infiltrators were not armed at the time of the incident. It is unclear whether the two were attempting to cross into Israel to find work, or to carry out terror attacks.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
One of two Palestinians killed while attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Both infiltrators were not armed at the time of the incident. It is unclear whether the two were attempting to cross into Israel to find work, or to carry out terror attacks.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Na'ameh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Islamic Jihad fugitive was killed by IDF troops as he emerged from his hideout in the West Bank town of Na'ameh

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Riyadh Khalifa
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Na'ameh
Profile:
was killed by IDF troops as he emerged from his hideout in the West Bank town of Na'ameh
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Dec 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Je'it junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian student was killed when IDF soldiers on alert opened fire on a taxi speeding by a roadblock. The alert was based on information that a suicide bomber was en route to carry out an attack in central Israel.

Further Details
The IDF and security forces were on high alert, following intelligence information that a suicide bombing was planned and the terrorist was en route to Tel Aviv. While the IDF set up roadblocks, a taxi neared Kedumim with 10 passengers, including a young woman and nine men.

IDF sources maintain the cab driver broke through the roadblock near the Je'it junction, west of Nablus. A pursuit ensued and another IDF force set up another roadblock down the road.

The soldiers at the roadblock fired in the air and ordered the taxi to stop but the driver pulled to the side of the road and tried to flee. Fearing the possibility that the driver was a suicide bomber and planned to attack the soldiers with a bomb, they fired at the vehicle's wheels. The student was hit in the chest. She was treated by IDF medical staff but later died. The driver was arrested.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Kamleh Al-Shuli
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian student was killed when IDF soldiers on alert opened fire on a taxi speeding by a roadblock.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Kafr Qassem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A major bombing was averted with the arrest of the would-be bombers.

Further Details
Muhammad Abu Leyl, 18, from the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, and Ahmed Abu Havila, a 22-year-old Tanzim activist from Nablus, left Balata. Abu Leyl was carrying a bag containing 10 kilograms of explosives, nuts and bolts. The two told investigators their target was a restaurant in central Petah Tikva. Nader Abu Leyl, who had planned the attack and sent them on the mission and was also apprehended, told his interrogators that he had told the pair to find a crowded place to set down the bag. The explosion was to have been set off by a cellphone. The two traveled from Balata to Kafr Qasem, close to the Green Line in the central Sharon, where they knew it would be easter to cross into Israel because the separation fence has not yet reached that area. It was only after they reached Kafr Qasem, in the afternoon, that Abu Layl told Abu Havila that he was carrying an explosive charge. The two traveled from Balata to Kafr Qasem, close to the Green Line in the central Sharon, where they knew it would be easter to cross into Israel because the separation fence has not yet reached that area. It was only after they reached Kafr Qasem, in the afternoon, that Abu Layl told Abu Havila that he was carrying an explosive charge. The two began to look for a taxi driver who was known to drive illegal workers into Israel to take them across the Green Line. They eventually found an Israeli Arab to drive them and asked him to take them to Ramat Gan. Shin Bet security agents say the pair chose Ramat Gan, despite its distance from Petah Tikva, because they were not familiar with the country, and because Abu Leyl had once worked in a bakery there. Ten minutes into the trip from Kafr Qasem to Ramat Gan, a specific terror alert was issued in the Sharon region. When he noticed the road blocks and the large number of police in the area, the taxi driver's suspicions were aroused and he ordered his passengers to show him what they had in their bag in the trunk of the car. When he discovered the explosives, he drove the two back to Kafr Qasem and let them out. The driver tipped off police about the planned terror attack and the IDF arrested the two in Azun village in the West Bank. Shortly afterward, one of them led police sappers to where they had buried the explosive charge and they blew it up.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Attempted Infiltration - Dec 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops shot and killed a Palestinian approaching the fence surrounding an IDF outpost in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Palestinian who was shot and killed by soldier as he approached the security fence around an IDF outpost in the Gaza Strip
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 11, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 6
Injured: 15
Details:
Six Palestinians were killed and 15 were wounded during an IDF operation in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The goal of the operation was to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi, 27, suspected of being involved in attacks against IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens in the Gaza Strip and planning attacks in Israel.

Shortly before daybreak Givati forces entered the camp backed by IAF helicopters as support.

Military offiicials said soldiers who surrounded Kadi's home and came under heavy gunfire from Palestinians located in nearby buildings who also threw grenades and fired a number of anti tank rockets at troops.The soldiers returned fire and identified hitting three armed Palestinians officials said. Officials said Kadi was also involved in smuggling weapons to the Gaza Strip via the tunnels that span from the Egyptian side of Rafah to the Palestinian side.

Inside his home security forces discovered a Kalashnikov rifle, and a mortar shell. The soldiers demolished three buildings after searching them to ensure they were empty, Kadi's home, a building where another fugitive was holed up in and another structure used by Palestinians to perpetrate attacks from. Towards noon the soldiers pulled out of the area. Shortly after security forces blew up two 20 kilogram bombs placed by Palestinians near Rafah.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Zino
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Zino, 23, a member of the Hamas, was killed together with five other men in a clash with IDF forces sent to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Nasser A-Din
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Nasser A-Din, of the Popular Resistance Committee, was killed together with five other men in a clash with IDF forces sent to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Sabri Abu Loli
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Sabri Abu Loli, 25, was killed together with five other men in a clash with IDF forces sent to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi. He was identified as a member of Hamas.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Omar Abu Muhsan
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Omar Abu Muhsan, 28, was killed together with five other men in a clash with IDF forces sent to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Salman Al Akhras
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Salman Al Akhras, 17, was killed together with five other men in a clash with IDF forces sent to arrest senior Islamic Jihad commander Khaled Kadi.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A teenage member of the Fatah Tanzim who planned to perpetrate a suicide bomb attack in Israel was one of eight fugitives arrested by security forces in the West Bank in an early morning raid.

Further Details
Ali Arwai,17, was arrested by security forces in Jenin and handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning. Four fugitives were arrested in Ramallah and the surrounding villages, one fugitive in Taffuh, northwest of Hebron, and two in Kalkilya. Shots were fired at soldiers in Tulkarm in the morning; no one was wounded and no damage was reported.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli security agencies foiled a planned suicide bombing in Rosh Ha'ayin in which a Palestinian mother of seven was involved.

Further Details
The woman, who was arrested along with the bomber and his guide, was the one who smuggled the explosives belt from the West Bank into Israel.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Riot/Violent Demonstration - Dec 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Qalandiya, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 16-year-old Qalandiya youth was shot and killed by IDF soldiers.

Further Details
Faris Ibrahim was among youths throwing stones at nearby IDF soldiers. He was shot in the head by the troops, Palestinian sources said.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Faris Ibrahim
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Qalandiya
Profile:
Faris Ibrahim, 16, was killed by IDF troops as he was throwing stones at nearby IDF soldiers in Qalandiya
Status:
Violent Protester
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Work Accident - Dec 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tafuh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 0
Details:
Three Palestinians were killed in an apparent accident while preparing a bomb in the village of Tafuh, near Hebron.

Further Details
three Palestinians preparing a bomb in the village of Tuffah were killed when it exploded prematurely. Two of the dead, both students at the Polytechnic College in Hebron known for its terrorist activities, were identified as Jihad Rasmi Duvish and Hatem Al Kawasmeh, both members of the Hamas. Reports claimed the three were preparing a bomb in a building once used by the Palestinian Authority security services.

On 11 December, security forces blew up the remains of the bomb factory. Inside the building where the factory was located security forces found numerous weapons, vast amounts of chemicals used to make explosives and bombs, parts of explosive belts that were being prepared and large amounts of metal parts to be placed in the bombs in order to cause extensive injuries when the bombs explode. Other equipment included detonaters, wire, fuses, IDF uniforms, knitted kippas and clothes in order to pose as settlers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jihad Dufesh
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tufah
Profile:
Jihad Dufesh, a Hamas activist, was killed along with another activist in an explosion in a house. Palestinians and Israeli military sources said they were preparing a bomb, which exploded prematurely.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Hathem Kawasme
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tufah
Profile:
Hathem Kawasme was killed along with another activist in an apparent accident while preparing a bomb in the village of Tafuh, near Hebron.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tufah
Profile:
One of three Hamas members killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Dec 6, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by IDF soldiers in the Rafah refugee camp near the border with Egypt.

Further Details
Israeli security sources said that soldiers opened fire at what they said was a suspicious figure crawling toward an army outpost. According to Palestinian sources the teenager was a baggage handler at the Rafa-Egypt border terminal and at the time of the shooting he was running to help someone when he was shot.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Jihad al-Akhras
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Jihad al-Akhras, 16, was shot and killed by IDF soldiers in the Rafah refugee camp near the border with Egypt. Palestinian doctors said he was a baggage handler at the Rafa-Egypt border terminal and said he had been running to help someone when he was shot. Israeli security sources said that soldiers opened fire at what they said was a suspicious figure crawling toward an army outpost.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
In other source his age was 17
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 5, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nahal Oz roadblock, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Two armed infiltrators were killed this by IDF gunfire in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
Two Palestinians were identified by IDF troops as they approached the electronic fence north of the Nahal Oz roadblock. IDF sharpshooters fired at the infiltrators. Later, Palestinian Authority security forces conducted searches in the area. The PA security men found the corpses of two young Palestinians, who wore military uniforms. Hand grenades were found in a bag near the bodies. It was later established the pair intended to plant a 25-kilogram explosive near the Gaza fence. IDF Southern Command officers believe the two planned to launch a combined attack, using the explosive and hand grenades.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ashrah Al Haya
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ashrah Al Haya , a Hamas activist was killed by IDF gunfire along with another activist while trying to infiltrate to Israel through the electronic fence north of the Nahal Oz roadblock.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

 

Name:
Abdul Karim Sukar
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknoen
Profile:
Abdul Karim Sukar, a Hamas activist, was killed by IDF gunfire along with another activist while trying to infiltrate to Israel through the electronic fence north of the Nahal Oz roadblock.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
IDF troops killed an armed member of the militant Fatah Al Aqsa Brigades as he tried to flee in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Further Details
Some 25 jeeps and armored personnel carriers entered the West Bank town of Jenin and soldiers went house to house in search of militants, witnesses said.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Amjad Muhammad Saadi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Amjad Saadi, a militant from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade was killed by IDF troops during a gun battles that erupted while IDF soldiers operated in the city.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Terror Attack - Dec 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Tapuah junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A roadside bombing was prevented when a Palestinian alerted a Judea and Samaria police patrol to a bomb placed by the side of the road.

Further Details
A 43 year old Palestinian alerted a Judea and Samaria police patrol to a bomb that had been stashed in a bag and placed near the main road between Hawara and the Tapuah junction in the West Bank. The Palestinian stopped the patrol and told soldiers, "there is a problem; please follow me." He led the police to the bag, which contained the bomb. The policeman who noticed wires protruding from the bag immediately closed the area to traffic and alerted additional forces. Troops evacuated Palestinians working in a local stone factory. As troops arrived and rerouted traffic, Border Police sappers blew up the bomb, which they estimate contained 10 to 20 kg of explosives.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

Riot/Violent Demonstration - Dec 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Abud, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
One Palestinian youth was shot and killed and a second arrested after they threw fire-bombs at troops in Abud.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammad Zahran
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Abud
Profile:
Mohammad Zahran, 16, was shot and killed after he threw fire-bombs at troops in Abud.
Status:
Violent Protester
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Dec 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
El Bireh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
According to Palestinian reports, a nine-year-old boy was killed by IDF gunfire in the town of El Bireh, adjacent to Ramallah.

Further Details
Palestinians said the boy was part of a group throwing stones at IDF forces in the area. The army said it had no immediate information on the boy's death, but said Palestinians, in addition to shooting at troops, also threw firebombs and stones at soldiers.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Moayad Mazen
Age:
9
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
El Bireh
Profile:
Moayad Mazen, 9, was killed by IDF gunfire after throwing stones at IDF forces in the town of El Bireh.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
al-Amari refugee camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF forces killed two terrorists in an anti-terror sweep in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Further Details
The terrorists killed were in possession of an explosives belt and several Kalashnikov rifles. They shot at troops from the top of a building east of the al-Amari refugee camp and was killed by return fire.

Sources:
The Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
al-Amari refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed by IDF return fire after shooting at troops from the top of a building east of the al-Amari refugee camp. An explosives belt and several Kalashnikov rifles were found on him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
al-Amari refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed by IDF return fire after shooting at troops from the top of a building east of the al-Amari refugee camp. An explosives belt and several Kalashnikov rifles were found on him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Dec 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 5
Injured: 0
Details:
Four Hamas men and a nine year-old boy were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers who entered Ramallah to make arrests.

Further Details
The target of the raid was Sheikh Ibrahim Hamad, head of the Hamas military wing in the Ramallah area, who has been wanted since the start of the intifada.

Soldiers evecuated residents from a building where Hamad and several other Hamas members were holed up. After a short exchange of fire, the building was demolished.

Parallel to the hunt for Hamad, there was an attempt to trap a large number of the activists in the mid-management levels of the Hamas military wing. An explosives lab was also uncovered during the operation.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Hamad
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Ibrahim Hamad is the most veteran of the wanted men and one of the most sophisticated in his ability to elude capture. Unlike other senior members of the Hamas military leadership in the West Bank, Hamad maintained extreme compartmentalization of his cells and contacts, keeping direct contact with only a handful of activists and making sure to take long respites from activity, whenever he suspected the Shin Bet had picked up his trail. Each time he would put together a new network, making sure to give it an arm in East Jerusalem: a Palestinian with a blue ID card who can move freely inside the Green Line. Thus he ran the Silwan Gang, which was responsible for 35 Israeli deaths at Jerusalem's Moment Caf?, the Sheffield Club in Rishon Letzion and the Hebrew University cafeteria on Mt. Scopus. Two of his people were sent this week to prison for 36 consecutive life sentences.

He also initiated the ambitious attempt to bomb the Pi Glilot petroleum farm north of Tel Aviv, and after a year of quiet, resumed operations in September, when he enabled the political leadership of his organization in Gaza to take revenge for Israel's assassination campaign, by bombing the Tzrifin bus stop and the Hillel Caf? in Jerusalem. Abdullah Barghouti, the engineer of the first network captured by Israel, testified last month that the Ramallah group chose their targets carefully. Thus, the choice of the cafeteria on Mt. Scopus was considered a "step up" from earlier attacks.

Hamad's network was the most bothersome as far as the Shin Bet was concerned, after it captured the senior Islamic Jihad operatives who initiated the attack at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, just before Yom Kippur. As opposed to earlier arrest operations, there was no intention of engaging Hamad in an attempt to arrest him. The order was to blow up the building where he was believed to be hiding.

Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Hasnin Rumana
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Hasnin Rumana was one of four Hamas men killed during an IDF raid in Ramallah on 2 Dec 03. Rumana's body was recovered from the ruins of a building where he and several others were holed up.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Agence France Presse

 

Name:
Sayyed Kasem
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Sayyed Kasem, 31, was one of four Hamas members killed during an IDF raid in Ramallah in search of Ibrahim Hamad, the head of the Hamas military wing in the city.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Unknown - Nov 29, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad activist was killed when a mysterious explosion ripped through his car.

Further Details
Witnesses had no explanation for the blast. No Israeli helicopters were seen in the area, which would generally rule out the possibility that Israel targeted the militant.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Yousef Matar
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Yusuf Abu Matar, 33, an Islamic Jihad militant was killed when a mysterious explosion ripped through his car. Matar, who also belonged to the Palestinian police force, died in a local hospital minutes after the blast destroyed his car in the Rafah refugee camp, near the border with Egypt, witnesses and medics said. Palestinian security sources said they were investigating whether Matar's car had been booby-trapped, which could make him the victim of a targeted attack, or whether he had been carrying a bomb that exploded prematurely.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Comments:
According the AFP, he was a "Palestinian security officer" and his age was 36. The AP says he was 25.
Sources:
Associated Press, AFP, Reuters

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Nov 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nissanit, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops killed Palestinian intelligence officer after he approached the fence of the Gaza Strip settlement of Nissanit.

Further Details
Witnesses said the man was trying to rescue a mentally retarded man who had wandered into the area. The army confirmed a Palestinian man had been as troops tried to disperse a crowd of more than 40 Palestinians from an unauthorized area near the fence. It was unclear why the soldiers had open fire, and the army launched an investigation.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Said Abu Safra
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahia
Profile:
Said Abu Safra, a 32-year-old Palestinian policeman was shot and killed as he tried to keep a mentally retarded villager back from the perimeter fence around the Nissanit settlement, on Gaza's northern boundary with Israel, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The IDF launched an investigation into why soldiers opened fire during the riot. Several soldiers were suspended pending the results of the investigation.
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
The Jordanian border near Eilat, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Jordanian citizen was arrested by IDF solderes while attempting to infiltrate Israel not far from the Yitzhak Rabin border crossing north of Eilat. IDF officials said the soldiers responsible for patrolling the border between Israel and Jordan spotted the Jordanian attempting to cut through the border fence with wirecutters. Patrols in the area have been bolstered since a Jordanian truck driver shot and murdered a tourist from Ecuador and wounded four others last week. The infiltrator was arrested and handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning.

Further Details
IDF officials said the soldiers responsible for patrolling the border between Israel and Jordan spotted the Jordanian attempting to cut through the border fence with wirecutters. The infiltrator was arrested and handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Internecine Violence - Nov 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
According to palestinian security officials, the younger brother of Nablus mayor Bassam Shaka was shot dead by palestinian gunmen.

Further Details
The reason for the attack was not known, but Shaka had taken on armed bands in the Askar refugee camp next to Nablus. Witnesses said the mayor might have been the target.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown Shaka
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
The younger brother of Nablus mayor Bassam Shaka was shot dead by palestinian gunmen. Witnesses said the mayor might have been the target.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Unrelated Accident - Nov 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Nine-year-old Palestinian boy was killed near the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. His death was initially blamed on the IDF,

Further Details
According to IDF, its troops did not open fire any time on Wednesday afternoon when the boy was reported to have been shot. Hid father later admitted that the boy was shot accidentally by his elder brother. The father had apparently blamed the Israelis in an attempt to divert attention from his other son.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Hani Raba'iyah
Age:
9
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Hani Raba'iyah, nine-year-old, was shot dead near the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. According to palestinians, He was shot by IDF troops, but the IDF said that there were no shots reported by the time of the incident. Later, Palestinian Authority admitted that IDF troops were not responsible for the killing, and that the boy had been shot by his older brother.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Near Kissufim crossing, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 0
Details:
Three Palestinians were killed by IDF gunfire in the outhern Gaza Strip. The IDF reported later that the three were not armed.

Further Details
Around 9 P.M. Wednesday, troops spotted two armed men crawling near the road linking the Kissufim crossing with the Gush Katif settlement area. IDF troops began chasing the two men, who were joined by another two Palestinians - one of them armed - who entered a house on the road. A reservist paratroopers unit called to the house opened fire on a vehicle spotted fleeing the area, killing the three occupants of the vehicle. Relatives of the men killed said the three cousins were shot as they drove to celebrations for the Muslim Id al-Fitr holiday in the central Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Osama Al Simiri
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Der Al Balah
Profile:
Osama Al Simiri, along with two of his cousins, was killed by the Israeli Army. The three were unarmed, but the Army said it was possible they were part of an armed group troops were chasing down. Palestinian sources said the men were driving to go to their houses near the heavily guarded settlement.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ibrahim Al Simiri
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Der Al Balah
Profile:
Ibrahim Al Simiri was killed, along with two of his cousins, when IDF soldiers opened fire on a vehicle they believed was carrying militants. Israeli military officials said soldiers had killed three Palestinian militants as they fled in a car after failing to carry out an attack in the Gaza Strip late on Wednesday. The officials said the three were killed as they tried to flee in a vehicle following a lengthy pursuit on foot by soldiers, who gave chase after seeing a group of four militants approaching a road used by soldiers and settlers.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Khalid Al Simiri
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Der Al Balah
Profile:
Khalid Al Simiri was killed, along with two of his cousins, when IDF soldiers opened fire on a vehicle they believed was carrying militants. Israeli military officials said soldiers had killed three Palestinian militants as they fled in a car after failing to carry out an attack in the Gaza Strip late on Wednesday. The officials said the three were killed as they tried to flee in a vehicle following a lengthy pursuit on foot by soldiers, who gave chase after seeing a group of four militants approaching a road used by soldiers and settlers.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Nov 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Abu Dis, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two private security guards were shot and killed by Palestinian gunmen while guarding a construction site in Abu Dis, in East Jerusalem.

Further Details
The two guards, Samer Fathi Afan and Ilya Reiger, were sitting in a private, unarmored vehicle belonging to one of the guards, guarding equipment at the construction site, when gunmen opened fire at close range. Both were killed. A third guard went into shock when the gunmen opened fire and failed to return fire. The gunmen stole the guards' weapons and escaped.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Samer Fathi Afan
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Uzeir
Profile:
Samer Fathi Afan, 25, of the Bedouin village of Uzeir near Nazareth, was one of two Israeli security guards shot dead at a construction site along the route of the security fence near Abu Dis in East Jerusalem.

Samer was the son of Sheikh Fathi Afan, Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Clerics in Israel. Samer had served in the Border Police, and was discharged four months ago. While waiting for a position to become available in the Israel Police, he found employment as a guard with the Tamnun security company. After working at the Haifa Central Bus Station, he transferred to the Jerusalem area just a week ago.

Samer's father, Fathi Afan called on Palestinians and Israelis to put a stop to the bloodshed. "We need peace, we are hungry for peace and we want peace so that we can live together, us and the Palestinians, in peace," he said. "Enough blood has been spilled on both sides, the Palestinian and the Israeli peoples."

Samer was very close to his uncle, Ahmed Mazarib, killed in a terror attack almost two years ago. It was his uncle who helped him enlist in the Border Police. Samer's cousin Salem Afan said, "He was engaged just two months ago and dreamed of being a father."

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Ilya Reiger
Age:
58
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Ilya Reiger, 58, of Jerusalem was one of two Israeli security guards shot dead at a construction site along the route of the security fence near Abu Dis in East Jerusalem. Ilya Reiger immigrated to Israel from Russia. Having lost his job, he found employment as a security guard in order to pay the mortgage on the family's apartment in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Northern Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli security forces shot and killed a Hamas member who they they spotted approaching the north Gaza security fence and feared he was about to place a bomb.

Further Details
Searching the area shortly afterwards, IDF forces found near Hussein's body a 20 kilogram bomb, a Kalashnikov rifle and a flac jacket.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Asef Hussein
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jabalya
Profile:
Ahmed Hussein, a 25 year old Hamas member was shot and killed by Israeli security guards when they spotted approaching the north Gaza security fence and feared he was about to place a bomb. Searching the area shortly after IDF forces found near Hussein's body a 20 kilogram bomb, a Kalashnikov rifle and a flac jacket.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Reuters

 


Crossfire - Nov 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A ten year-old Palestinian boy was killed by IDF gunfire when soldiers returned fire at an armed Palestinian shooting from within a demonstrating mob.

Further Details
An IDF official said a local mob threw firebombs and stones at soldiers and an armed Palestinian who stood amongst the crowd fired shots at them and the soldiers returned fire hitting the boy. The IDF Spokesman said that while the army regretted the harming of innoccent civilians an armed Palestinian took advantage of the crowd to shoot at troops.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Jalamneh
Age:
10
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Ibrahim Jalamneh, 10, was killed by IDF gunfire after an armed Palestinian located in a demonstrating mob opened fire at the soldiers who returned fire. The IDF said it was investigating the
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
incident which occurred during clashes with security forces.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 20, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF reservists shot and killed a Palestinian spotted crawling towards Netzarim in the north Gaza Strip in the middle of the night. He was found to be carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, ammunition clips, and a bag containing a number of grenades.

Further Details
IDF officials said the Palestinian wore tiger striped fatigues and noted that the quick and rapid response of the reservists on Thursday night prevented another infiltration into Netzarim.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian who was killed by IDF soldiers as he attempted to infiltrate the settlement of Netzarim in the middle of the night. He was found to be carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, ammunition clips, and a bag containing a number of grenades.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Unknown - Nov 19, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Northern Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
A Palestinian tractor driver was shot and seriously wounded in the early hours of the morning when he approached the fence surrounding Netzarim in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Terror Attack - Nov 19, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Tourist
 
Location:
Yitzhak Rabin Border Crossing, Jordan
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 4
Details:
A Jordanian gunman opened fire on a group of tourists as they crossed from Jordan into Israel on Wednesday. Five people were wounded. One of the wounded later died of her injuries.

Further Details
The terrorist apparently drove up to the border crossing near Eilat, where a number of Jordanian trucks were waiting to unload cattle. From a hiding place among the trucks, he opened fire with an AK-47 on a large group of Ecuadorian tourists began making its way into Israel. Israeli security guards working for the port authority identified the gunman and killed him. Army forces then began combing the area for more attackers.

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters, Jerusalem Post

Guerilla Attack - Nov 17, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Tulkarem, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops killed a 22-year-old Hamas man in the West Bank town of TulKarm when he opened fire on them.

Further Details
According to Itim, the militant opened fire on the soldiers as they were on patrol in the refugee camp located in the town. The troops returned fire, killing the armed Palestinian.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
A 22 year-old Hamas member was killed when he opened fire on Israeli troops patroling the streets of Tulkarm.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 17, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Tunnel Road Check Point, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian gunman killed two IDFsoldiers standing at a checkpoint on the Tunnel Road, which links Jerusalem and the Bethlehem-area Gush Etzion settlement bloc.

Further Details
The gunman, hidden near the roadside and armed with an AK-47 assault rifle which he concealed in a prayer mat, ambushed the soldiers as they stood near the checkpoint, killing one and mortally wounding the other, who died en route to hospital. The attack took place at around 6 A.M.

The shooter fled the scene on foot, but was picked up by a car, which took him to the nearby village of El Khader. Soldiers clamped a curfew on El Khader and launched house-to-house searches for the assailant, the army and witnesses said. Witnesses said at least three Palestinians were arrested.

The Palestinian Authority later arrested the gunman for a brief period.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Shlomi Belsky
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Sgt.-Maj. Shlomi Belsky, 23, of Haifa, was one of two soldiers killed by a Palestinian terrorist who opened fire at a checkpoint on the tunnel bypass road, linking Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion bloc. Shlomi Belsky immigrated to Israel from Belarus with his family in 1991. He graduated from the Air Force Technical High School in Haifa. His father Alex relates that Shlomi had always dreamed of becoming a career officer. Last October he completed his compulsory service and signed up for the regular army. Shlomi's mother Galina was speaking to him on his cellular telephone when the attack occurred. She heard three shots, and then the line went silent, and she realized her son had been struck by the gunfire.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Shaul Lahav
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
United States
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Shomrat
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Shaul Lahav, 20, of Kibbutz Shomrat, was one of two soldiers killed by a Palestinian terrorist who opened fire at a checkpoint on the tunnel bypass road, linking Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion bloc. Shaul Lahav grew up on Kibbutz Shomrat, where his parents, David and Yehudit, who immigrated to Israel from the United States in the early 1970's as part of a Shomer Hatza'ir core group ('garin'), had settled. He completed his studies with distinction at the Ofek Regional High School, majoring in science and physics. He excelled in sports, and like many on the kibbutz, played volleyball. Serving in the Nahal Brigade, Shaul had recently completed training in securing IDF checkpoints in the territories.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Nov 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Beit Furik, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 14 year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces when they fired on a group of youths in the village throwing stones at the troops, according to Palestinian medical sources. The army said it only fired rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters who threw rocks and firebombs.

Sources:
Associated Press, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Marwan Hanani
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Furik
Profile:
Ahmed Marwan Hanani, 14, of Beit Furik, was shot and killed by Israeli forces Saturday when they fired on a group of youths in the village throwing stones at the troops, according to Palestinian medical sources.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The army said it only fired rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters who threw rocks and firebombs.
Sources:
Associated Press, Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops killed two Palestinians, one armed and the other a 55-year-old civilian, during an operation to arrest a weapons smuggler in the Rafah refugee camp.

Further Details
The army said troops arrested Bassem Abu Libdeh, who allegedly played a central role in smuggling arms across the Egyptian border.

According to the IDF spokesman, the soldiers opened fire on Abu Libdeh and two other Palestinians as they tried to flee. One of the Palestinians was killed, and Abu Libdeh and the other man were apprehended. Abu Libdeh was slightly wounded in the arm.

According to Palestinian sources, the second fatality Sunday was Hassan Abu Hitleh, 55, who was killed near Abu Libdeh's home as an Israeli helicopter fired at the area. The IDF said the helicopter fired "for deterrent purposes and was directed at open spaces."

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Hasan Abu Kharta
Age:
55
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Hasan Abu Kharta, 55, was killed during a gunbattle between IDF troops and gunmen in the Rafah refugee camp. One of the gunmen was also killed in the raid, during which a suspected gun runner was arrested.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
It is still not clear who fired the shots that killed Hassan, as no autopsy was performed. An AP photograph taken during the clash shows Palestinian school girls trying to cross a street while gunmen fire from a corner house directly behind them.
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
A gunman killed in a clash with Israeli troops in Rafah, during a raid to arrest a weapons smuggler.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Nov 12, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF forces killed an Islamic Jihad militant and wounded three other Palestinians near the El Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip when a group of Palestinian gunmen opened fire on construction workers and troops building a section of the security fence there.

Sources:
AFP, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Nahed Kutkot
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jebalya
Profile:
Nahed Kutkot, 27, was killed when he opened fire on IDF troops in the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
APF

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian boy was reportedly fatally wounded during an Israeli army incursion into the Rafah refugee camp near the border with Egypt.

Sources:
Associated Press, Agence France Presse

    Casualties:

Name:
Shadi Abu Anzah
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Shadi Abu Anzah, 14, of Rafah, was reportedly fatally wounded during an Israeli army incursion into the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Questionable
Comments:
Need more information on this incident. Check whether there was an IDF incursion on this day.
Sources:
Associated Press, Agence France Presse

 


Violent Clash - Nov 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 3
Details:
A Hamas activist was killed and three other Palestinains were seriously injured when armed Palestinians engaged Israeli soldiers in a gunbattle during the funeral of a Fatah Tanzim activist. A second militant was killed when gunmen clashed with soldiers attempting to make an arrest.

Further Details
During the funeral of Fatah Tanzim activist, Mohammed al-Kaud, Palestinian gunmen engaged Israeli soldiers in a gunbattle. Hamas activist Mohammed Salah, 19, was killed and three others were seriously injured.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Salah
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
Philippines
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mohammed Salah, 19, a Hamas activist was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Jenin, November 8, 2003. According to one account Salah clashed with soldiers during a funeral of another Hamas activist, who was killed the previous day.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
In another source Salah was reportedly killed while attempting to steal an armored machine gun from a military personel carrier.
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Mohammad Shaharnah
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mohammad Shaharnah, 19, a Fatah militant, was, killed in an exhange of fire with Israeli troops who were performing a raid, in the West Bank town of Jenin.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press, Reuters

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli military sources said two men were spotted early Saturday in the northern Gaza Strip crawling toward the security fence separating the area from Israel. Troops opened fire, killing the men.

Further Details
Wire cutters were found near their bodies.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Abu Shakal
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jabalya
Profile:
Mahmoud abu Shahal, a member of the al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, was killed, along with another palestinian while trying to cross Gaza's electronic fence north of the Nahal Oz roadblock.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Israel Insider, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Shadi Habub
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jebalya
Profile:
Shadi Habub, 19, a member of the al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, was killed, along with another palestinian while trying to cross Gaza's electronic fence north of the Nahal Oz roadblock.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Israel Insider, Associated Press

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Artillery
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF soldiers sustained light shrapnel wounds when Palestinians fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF force on the Israel-Egypt border, at Rafah.

Sources:
Haaretz

Unknown - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 10-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by IDF troops after he approached the electronic fence in the northern Gaza Strip, near Nahal Oz.

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, the boy was chasing birds near the fence. However, a spokesman for the IDF Southern Command said soldiers fired after they spotted three figures who were apparently trying to plant an explosive.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Gayed
Age:
10
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Mahmoud Gayed, 10, was killed by IDF troops after he approached the electronic fence in the northern Gaza Strip, near Nahal Oz. Palestinian sources said that he was chasing birds near the fence; Howevwer, the IDC spokesman said that the boy was trying to plant an explosive.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Washington Post

 


Violent Clash - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Balata Refugee Camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Fatah member was killed in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus in a shoot-out with Israeli soldiers.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Hashash
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata Refugee camp
Profile:
Mohammed Hashash, 23, a Fatah member, was killed in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus during clashes with Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah
Sources:
Haaretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Burkin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
Palestinian youth was killed after throwing rocks at IDF reservists In the West Bank city of Burkin.

Further Details
In the West Bank city of Burkin, Palestinian youths hurled rocks at IDF reservists. The IDF fired back, killing a 14-year-old and injuring three other residents.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mautaz al-Amori
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Burkin
Profile:
Mautaz al- Amori, 14, was killed after throwing rocks at IDF reservists In the West Bank city of Burkin.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Haaretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Al-Muazi refugee camp, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 22-year-old Palestinian was killed while planting a mine near the Al-Muazi refugee camp.

Further Details
IDF soldiers from the Givati Brigade and the tank corps set up an ambush near the Al-Muazi refugee camp. The soldiers' objective was to stop Palestinian operatives who have been laying mines near IDF positions, and firing mortars at nearby Jewish settlements. The soldiers identified a five-man Palestinian group that was planting a mine, and they opened fire. A 20-year-old Palestinian was killed.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Moamen Megary
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Moamen Megary, 22, was killed by IDF gunfire during an ambush while planting a mine near the Al-Muazi refugee camp. According to a second version, Israeli special forces went into the village of Almusader and Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza and exchanged gunfire with gunmen, killing Hamas militant el-Meghari
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Elsewhere, his name is given as Al-Angari.
Sources:
Washington Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Fatah activists were killed in Jenin when soldiers surrounded a house of a leading terror activist who was recently arrested.

Further Details
Amjad Abeidi, a leading activist was arrested in the West Bank city Jenin. Abeidi, Israeli sources said, masterminded The October terror attack at Haifa's Maxim Restaurant, in which 21 people were killed. Abeidi, 35, had been sought by Israel for a long time. He was captured Friday afternoon by IDF soldiers who noticed a secret door in the floor of a house in Jenin. The soldiers tossed a hand grenade into the hiding place and Abeidi, who was lightly injured, surrendered. IDF soldiers found a plant that produces explosives close to the site of Abeidi's arrest. The explosives plant housed five barrels of explosive materials and two suicide bomber belts. The plant was later destroyed by the army. Two Fatah activists were killed in Jenin when soldiers surrounded Abeidi's house. In the exchange of fire, Mohammed al-Kaud, 22, a senior Tanzim activist in Jenin, was killed, along with Mohammed Abu Najma, 20.

Sources:
Haaretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed al-Kaud
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mohammed al-Kaud, 22, was killed along with another militant during gunfight which evolve while IDF arrested Amjad Abeidi, a leading Tanzim activist whiche masterminded The October terror attack at Haifa's Maxim Restaurant.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Haaretz

 

Name:
Mohammed Abu Najma
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
unknown
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Profile:
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Haaretz

 


Unknown - Nov 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Artillery
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A ten year-old boy was killed by a shell fired by an Israeli tank in the Gaza Strip near the Israeli agricultural community of Nahal Oz, reportedly while hunting for birds with a net and string.

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Al-Qayed
Age:
10
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Mahmoud Al-Qayed, 10, was killed by a shell fired by an Israeli tank in the Gaza Strip near the Israeli agricultural community of Nahal Oz while hunting for birds with a net and string.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Crossfire - Nov 6, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 38-year-old palestinian woman was shot inside her home in Nablus's old city, the Casbah, during an exchange of fire between Israeli soldiers and armed Palestinians

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Imtiaz Abu Ras
Age:
38
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Imtiaz Abu Ras, 38, who was shot as she peered from a window in her home in Nablus's old city, the Casbah, during an exchange of fire between Israeli soldiers and armed Palestinians.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
It is not clear who fired the shots that killed Imtiaz; we have assigned responsibility as "Probably Israel."
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 6, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian security sources said two members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades came under fire from Israeli soldiers as they were sneaking toward the border east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
According to Israeli security sources, they were killed after approaching the fence with the intent of lobbing mortar shells at Israeli targets.

Palestinian sources said that the gunmen retreated to a nearby house, where they were killed later in a firefight with Israeli soldiers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Washington post

    Casualties:

Name:
Najim Najar
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Najim Najar was killed along with his brother while sneaking toward the border east of Khan Younis in order to shoot mortar shells at Israeli targets.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Washington Post

 

Name:
Mohammed Najar
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Mohammed Najar, 20, was killed along with his brother while sneaking toward the border east of Khan Younis in order to shoot mortar shells at Israeli targets.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Washingon Post

 


Terror Attack - Nov 6, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Incendiary Device
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jerusalem-Hebron road, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinians hurled two Molotov cocktails at an Egged bus travelling on the Jerusalem-Hebron road, causing no injuries.

Further Details
The bus was only slightly damaged and continued travelling to its destination.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Violent Clash - Nov 6, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
village of Al-Musader, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Witnesses said a Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF troops during an exchange of fire in the gaza strip.

Further Details
The Palestinian was killed when IDF soldiers entered a house in the village of Al-Musader, in the central Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
village of Al-Musader
Profile:
A Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF troops during an exchange of fire when IDF soldiers entered a house in the village of Al-Musader, in the central Gaza Strip.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Nov 3, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Azun, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian blew himself up near the West Bank city of Kalkilya, when Israeli security forces approached him. The Palestinian was killed and, according to Israeli sources, no other injuries were reported.

Further Details
Security forces had gone on high alert near several cities along the Green Line on Monday morning, fearing a terrorist infiltration into the Sharon region. An intelligence tip led the security officials to the West Bank village of Azun, near Kafr Qasem, where the would-be terrorist was hiding. an IDF force saw the suspicious-looking Arab and called for him to stop. The terrorist began running towards the soldiers, who fired at him - causing the explosives vest he was wearing to explode. One soldier was lightly wounded.

Sources:
albawaba.com, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Sabih Abu Saud
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Sabih Abu Saud, 16, from Nablus, blew himself up near the West Bank city of Kalkilya, when Israeli security forces approached him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
albawaba.com

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian near the border fence with Israel, Palestinian security officials said.

Further Details
Israeli military sources said two Palestinians trying to plant explosives were hit by Israeli fire in the night-time incident, but they could not confirm any deaths until daylight.

Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian shot while planting explosives near the security fences in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Nov 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian motorcyclist died in hospital after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a roadblock near the West Bank city of Nablus. The army said he was shot after trying to flee and ignoring shouts to stop.

Further Details
An Israeli army spokesman said soldiers shot the man in the leg after he turned his motorcycle around and tried to drive away from the spot-checkpoint near Askar refugee camp outside Nablus, ignoring shouts in Arabic to stop. Doctors at Rafadiyeh Hospital in Nablus said Mohammed Shukri Hamad, 23, was shot in the chest and died. The spokesman said soldiers administering first aid to Hamad, who was unarmed, found a single bullet wound "between the knee and tailbone" which they did not regard as serious. Hamad, he said, was able to converse with the soldiers and make his way into a taxi that took him to the hospital. "We don't know what happened (after he was evacuated)," the spokesman added.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Shukri Hamad
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Mohammed Shukri Hamad, 23, died in hospital after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a roadblock near the West Bank city of Nablus. The army said he was shot after trying to flee and ignored shouts to stop. An IDF spokesman said soldiers administering first aid to Hamad, who was unarmed, found a single bullet wound "between the knee and tailbone" which they did not regard as serious. Hamad, he said, was able to converse with the soldiers and make his way into a taxi that took him to the hospital. "We don't know what happened (after he was evacuated)," the spokesman added.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
This sounds like a case of mismanagement by both the soldiers at the roadblock, who should have called an IDF ambulance, and by the hospital in Nablus.
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Oct 29, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Balata, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the Balata refugee camp while Palestinians were throwing rocks.

Further Details
Residents said the boy was a distance away from the confrontation and was not involved. The military said soldiers shot a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Baha Zebeidi
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Baha Zebeidi, 12, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the Balata refugee camp while Palestinians were throwing rocks. Residents said the boy was a distance away from the confrontation and was not involved. The military said soldiers shot a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 


Attempted Infiltration - Oct 29, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man and injured another after the pair crossed into a restricted area around the fence near Nahal Oz border that separates Gaza from Israel, Israeli military sources said.

Further Details
A sketch of the region and a cellular phone were found in the Palestinians' possession, and security forces assessed that they were collecting information on the area, where dozens of explosive devices have been placed in the past.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Awad
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Shati refugee camp
Profile:
Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Awad, 26, and killed when he and a second militant crossed into a restricted area around the fence near Nahal Oz border that separates Gaza from Israel. The second man was injured.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Oct 29, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Kadim, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
Palestinian gunmen shot an Israeli man and his wife as the couple were traveling in a car in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, seriously injuring the man and lightly wounding the woman, authorities said.

Further Details
Yossi Goren, a paramedic at the scene, said one of the couple was to be airlifted to an Israeli hospital and the other had received treatment at the scene. Police spokesman Doron Ben-Amo said the shooting took place near the settlement of Kadim, outside the city of Jenin.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Targeted Killing - Oct 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A senior militant of the Martyrs of al-Aqsa was shot and killed by Israeli undercover commandos in the refugee camp of Tulkarm.

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Naneesh
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Ibrahim Naneesh, 37, was shot and killed by undercover Israeli troops
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Salfit, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian civilian, Fakhri el-Masri, was gunned down and killed by two Palestinians in Salfit near Nablus.

Sources:
MidEast Web

    Casualties:

Name:
Fakhri el-Masri
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Salfit
Profile:
Fakhri el-Masri was gunned down and killed by two Palestinians in Salfit near Nablus.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
MidEast Web

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops on Monday shot dead a Palestinian man and injured another man in the Gaza Strip. The two were approaching the security fence near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, together with three other men.

Further Details
It was not clear whether the man was armed or whether the group intended to infiltrate into Israel. The Israeli Army also arrested four men in the incident.

Sources:
Israel Radio reported

    Casualties:

Name:
Karim al Kafarna
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Hanoun
Profile:
Karim al Kafarna, 28, was shot by Israeli soldiers when he entered a restricted zone separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. An Israeli military official said troops suspected the man was trying to infiltrate into Israel or plant land mines. However, Army sources said it was unclear whether he was trying to sneak into Israel. Palestinian sources said the man was hunting for birds at the time he was killed.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Kissufim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian gunman was killed while trying to infiltrate the Kfar Darom Jewish settlement in the central Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Rami Elayan
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah refugee camp
Profile:
Rami Elayan, 22, was killed during a clash with Israeli soldiers while trying to infiltrate the Kfar Darom Jewish settlement in the central Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Crossfire - Oct 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Dir al-Balah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An 11-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by shots fired in Dir al-Balah. However, the Army said that there were no reports of any violence in the area.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Hameida
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dir al-Balah
Profile:
Mohammed Hameida, 11, was killed iby shots fired in Dir al-Balah. Palestinian sources said he was killed by Israeli Army gunfire, but the Army said they had no reports of an incident in that area.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
There are no records of this incident elsewhere. Check whether there was a funeral procession in the area, from which shots would have been fired into the air. This is sometimes a factor in "unexplained shootings."
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Oct 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Ground-to-Ground Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Sderot, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Qassam rocket landed in agricultural land near the southern Israeli town of Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Roadblock Confrontation - Oct 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops when he attempted to bypass a roadblock on the way to Nablus.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ismail Kadus
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Burin
Profile:
Ismail Kadus, 39, a construction worker from the village of Burin, died Sunday at Rafidiyeh Hospital in Nablusafter being shot by the IDF when trying to reach Nablus on Saturday.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Oct 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
An armed Palestinian militant was shot dead by IDF troops in the Gaza Strip, during an attempt to infiltrate into a Gush Katif settlement.

Further Details
There were two more attempts to infiltrate another settlement and an IDF outpost, which were apparently coordinated to take place at the same time. IDF troops said they hit three other Palestinians in these attempted attacks. Palestinians sources said Sunday that they were told that the IDF was holding the bodies of three Palestinians who were killed overnight in infiltration attempts.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
An armed Palestinian militant was shot dead overnight by IDF troops in the Gaza Strip, during an attempt to infiltrate into a Gush Katif settlement.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 24, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a convoy driving from Kissufim towards the Gush Katif settlement bloc. Three people were lightly wounded. Soldiers returned fire and killed the gunman.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Bilal Abu Hamudeh
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Deir Al-Balah
Profile:
Bilal Abu Hamudeh, 22 was shot and killed by soldiers after he opened fire at a convoy driving from Kissufim towards the Gush Katif settlement bloc, lighlty wounding three Israelis.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 24, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 4
Details:
Three soldiers - two women and a man - were killed when terrorists infiltrated the heavily-guarded settlement at Netzarim.

Further Details
At 4:20 AM, a Palestinian armed with a Kalachnikov rifle and a number of grenades infiltrated the security fence surrounding the Netzarim community and infiltrated an IDF base. The gunmen entered the female soldiers' barracks and opened fire, killing two - Sgt. Adi Osman and Sgt. Sarit Schneor-Senior - and seriously wounding another. St.-Sgt. Alon Avrahami, a medic, heard the initial gunfire and raced out of his quarters. He was shot and killed by the terrorist, who wounded another soldier before being intercepted and killed by IDF forces. During the infiltration, Palestinians diverted Israeli troops by firing at soldiers stationed near Netzarim, Israel Radio reported. They shot at troops near Atzmona, Rafah and Neveh Dekalim, but did not hit any of the soldiers there, according to the report.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Alon Avrahami
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Or Yehuda
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Alon Avrahami, 21, of Or Yehuda was one of three soldiers killed when a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the army base in the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim and opened fire on the soldiers' barracks. Alon's friends said he always wanted to serve in a combat unit and was very critical of those who refused to serve in the army. A paramedic in the Shimshon Brigade, he was due to complete his compulsive army service in nine months time
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Adi Osman
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Sgt. Adi Osman, 19, of Kfar Sava was one of three soldiers killed when a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the army base in the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim and opened fire on the soldiers' barracks. Adi was born and raised in Kfar Sava, where her family runs two restaurants. She studied filmmaking and communications at the Ankori High School in Raanana before joining the army ten months ago, highly motivated and hoping to serve in a meaningful way. "She wanted to serve in a combat unit, she did not want to be a clerk. After completing a radio technicians course she was sent to serve in the Shimshon battalion in Gaza," her sister said. Friends and family described Adi as a bundle of energy, a person who was crazy about computers and loved to lend a helping hand to anyone. Adi was killed while sleeping in her bed.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Sarit Schneor-Senior
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Shoham
Profile:
Sgt. Sarit Schneor-Senior, 19, of Shoham was one of three soldiers killed when a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the army base in the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim and opened fire on the soldiers' barracks. Sarit was born and raised in Ramle and ten years ago moved with her family to Shoham. Sarit volunteered to help in many institutions and was extremely involved in social activities prior to joining the army. A month ago she asked to be transferred from Kibbutz Nahal Oz to the headquarters in Netzarim, her uncle said. OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Dan Harel met Sarit personally earlier in the week when he visited the headquarters of the lookout post which she commanded. "Sarit was an outstanding soldier, a fighter," he said, "She was involved in numerous incidents in the area and saved many lives," he said. On the morning she was killed, she had left the post and gone to her room to prepare coffee for her fellow soldiers on duty when she was shot in the back.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Samir Fouda
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jabalya
Profile:
Samir Fouda, 22, a gunman of the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas, was killed after killing three Israeli soldiers, two of them women, at a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip in a joint shooting and grenade attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Majid Zein, 46, a Palestinian civilian was killed by three gunmen in Hebron.

Sources:
MidEast Web

    Casualties:

Name:
Majid Zein
Age:
46
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Majid Zein, 46, another Palestinian civilian was also killed by three gunmen in the same area
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
MidEast Web

 


Work Accident - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian man was killed in a late-night explosion outside the municipal library in Ramallah.

Sources:
Agence France Presse

    Casualties:

Name:
Bader Mosa
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Bader Mosa, an Arab lawyer was killed in Ramallah when an explosives vest he had prepared for a suicide attack exploded unexpectedly as he was walking in the street.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Agence France Presse, Arutz Sheva

 


Work Accident - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Balata, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Palestinian militants were injured and one killed when the car they were in exploded late in the refugee camp of Balata. Palestinian security officials said that the three were carrying explosives which had detonated accidentally.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Raed Khaled Saad
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Raed Khaled Saad, 18, of Nablus died 24 Oct of wounds sustained when the car he was in exploded late in the adjacent refugee camp of Balata. The explosion also seriously injured two other Palestinians according to Palestinian security officials. The sources said the three were carrying explosives which had detonated accidentally.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Twelve unemployed gunmen who joined the Al-Aqsa Brigades killed Mohammed Hilal, 22, and Samer Ofeh, 23. The two were accused of being collaborators.

Sources:
MidEast Web

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Hilal
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Twelve unemployed gunmen who joined the Al-Aqsa Brigades killed Mohammed Hilal, 22, and Samer Ofeh, 23. The two were accused of being collaborators.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
MidEast Web

 

Name:
Samer Ofeh
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Twelve unemployed gunmen who joined the Al-Aqsa Brigades killed Mohammed Hilal, 22, and Samer Ofeh, 23. The two were accused of being collaborators.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
MidEast Web

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Alei Sinai, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops shot dead a Palestinian man who they say approached the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip settlement of Alei Sinai late at night. At daybreak, the soldiers found the body of an elderly local man, who often shouted curses at them, but was not considered a threat.

Further Details
Maj.Gen. Harel said that the troops spotted suspicious movements using night-vision equipment and shot in the direction of the figure.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Israel Defense Forces troops shot dead a Palestinian man who they say approached the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip settlement of Alei Sinai late at night. At daybreak, the soldiers found the body of an elderly local man, who often shouted curses at them, but was not considered a threat.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarm refugee camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Masked Palestinian gunmen carried out execution-style killings of two Palestinians suspected of being informants for Israel and placed their bodies in the central square of the Tulkarm refugee camp in the West Bank.

Further Details
The two suspected informers, identified as Muhammad Faraj and Samer Ufi, both in their 20's, were among several kidnapped earlier this month by Islamic Jihad, according to residents and Palestinian security officials in Tulkarm. The two victims were seized shortly after the Israeli forces killed a member of Al Aksa, Sirhan Sirhan, on Oct. 4 in Tulkarm. They were suspected of providing information that helped the Israeli Army track down and kill members of Islamic Jihad and another faction, Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades. The other kidnapped men have been freed, the security officials said. While being held captive, Mr. Faraj and Mr. Ufi made a videotape in which they said they had assisted the Israeli security forces. On Wednesday evening, their captors played the tape on a television monitor set up in the camp's main square, and handed out cassettes to residents who did not attend, Palestinians living in the camp said.

Sources:
New York Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Muhammad Faraj
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Muhammad Faraj and Samer Ufi, both in their 20's, were among several kidnapped earlier this month by Islamic Jihad. Masked The two were shot by masked Palestinians on suspicion of being informants for Israel. Their bodies were dumped in the central square of the Tulkarm refugee camp in the West Bank.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
New York Times

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on an IDF post in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Further Details
The soldiers sustained light to moderate wounds when the militant fired on the post in the Jewish neighborhood of Tel Rumeida. Soldiers shot the gunman dead.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Gunman who carried out the shooting attack on soldiers in Hebron on 22 Oct 03. Two soldiers were wounded, one moderately and one lightly.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Oct 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
A Palestinian youth was killed, and three others moderately wounded when the wall of a building being demolished by IDF bulldozers crashed on them, in the area known as Block 6 in the Rafah refugee camp near the Egyptian border. The three wounded boys were taken to hospital.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Shadi Abu Alwan
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
A Palestinian youth, Shadi Abu Alwan was killed, and three others moderately wounded when the wall of a building being demolished by IDF bulldozers crashed on them, in the area known as Block 6 in the Rafah refugee camp near the Egyptian border. The three wounded boys were taken to hospital.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Ghaleb al-Faroukh, 46, a Palestinian civilian was killed by two Palestinian gunmen, while he was on his way to Sa'ir in Hebron to shop.

Sources:
MidEast Web

    Casualties:

Name:
Ghaleb al-Faroukh
Age:
46
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Ghaleb al-Faroukh, 46, a Palestinian civilian was killed by two Palestinian gunmen, while he was on his way to Sa'ir in Hebron to shop.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
MidEast Web

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades activist wanted by the Israeli forces was shot and killed by Israeli forces Wednesday in a army pre-dawn arrest raid in Hebron, when he was trying to flee

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdul Hadi al-Natsheh
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Abdul Hadi al-Natsheh, an Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades activist wanted by the Israeli forces was shot and killed by Israeli forces Wednesday in a army pre-dawn arrest raid in Hebron, when he was trying to flee
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Oct 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Ground-to-Ground Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Sderot, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Eight Qassam rockets fell in the Western Negev, including three in the Sderot area, and the rest in open fields, including those of a kibbutz, its cemetery, and an access road to the kibbutz. No injuries or damage were reported.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 20, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Sujaiyeh, Nusseirat, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 14
Injured: 30
Details:
A series of air assaults began with an attack in the Sujaiyeh neighborhood in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Seven people were wounded in the strike.

Further Details
The air assaults began with an attack in the Sajaiyeh neighborhood in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, when missiles fired from F-16s struck a Hamas weapons factory, the military said. Seven people were wounded in the strike, including two toddlers aged 2 and 3. The Hamas used the building to manufacture explosive devices, Qassam rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles, the IDF said. Palestinian sources said the structure belongs to Amar Mushtaha, an activist in the Hamas military wing. Mushtaha was lightly wounded, and was extracted from beneath the rubble of the destroyed building, which is about 200 meters from the home of top Islamic Jihad official Abdullah Shami, who was unharmed. The Islamic Jihad was quick to claim that the missile attack was against Shami and failed, but the IDF denied that Shami was the target. Shortly after this attack, another Apache helicopter fired two missiles at a car in central Gaza, killing two Hamas activists. Palestinian sources said that the car was owned by Imad Akel, a senior member of the Hamas military wing. It was not clear whether he was killed in the attack. Army sources said that the Palestinians were spotted loading the truck with material taken from the building bombed earlier in the day. Witnesses described seeing the men loading pipes and plastic jugs containing unidentified chemicals. The seven victims in Nusseirat were identified by relatives as Mohammed Baroud, 11; Ahmed Khalife, 49, the owner of a local cement factory; Dr. Zain Shaheen, 29, a Ukrainian-trained doctor who rushed to the scene after the first missile strike to try to help; and university students Mohammed al-Masri, 26; Attiyeh Moaness, 20; Abdel Halim Tabassa, 23; and Mahdi Jarboua, 20. Relatives said the seven all lived near the scene of the attack and were among the first to arrive. Military sources said that seven of the 14 Palestinians killed in the air strikes were positively identified as Hamas operatives. The other casualties were believed to be non-combatants.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Khaled al-Masri
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sujaiyeh
Profile:
A member of Hamas's Izzadin al-Kassam military wing. Khaled was riding in a Peugeot pickup truck, that may have contained ammunition and explosives. The vehicle was targeted by Israeli missiles and both occupants were killed.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Elsewhere, his name was given as Khaled el-Hosari.
Sources:
Israel Insider

 

Name:
Aid al-Hilu
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sujaiyeh
Profile:
A member of Hamas's Izzadin al-Kassam military wing. Al-Hilu was traveling in a Peugeot pickup truck, that may have contained ammunition and explosives.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Israel Insider

 

Name:
Marwan al-Hatib
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sajaiyeh
Profile:
Marwan al-Hatib was reportedly a passerby killed when missles were launched at a fleeing car with two hamas activists inside.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israel Insider

 

Name:
Masaoud Ayyash
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat refugee camp
Profile:
Masaoud Ayyash, 35, died after being injured by an Israeli air strike on October 20. He died on 26 Oct.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 

Name:
Akram Bakhrun
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Hamas activist Akram Bakhrun, 18, died after being injured by air force strikes in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Check circumstances as to which air strike this was.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Zain Shahin
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Zain Shahin, a Ukraine-based medical doctor who rushed to the scene to treat the wounded. Eyewitnesses said he aided some people on the ground before he was killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Al-Ahram

 

Name:
Ayoub Al Malek
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Ayoub Al Malek died on 23 October of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike in the Nusseirat refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
In some accounts, his name was given as Ayman al-Malik
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Mohammed Baroud
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Mohammed Baroud, 11, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Ahmed Khalife
Age:
49
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Ahmed Khalife, 49, the owner of a local cement factory, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed al-Masri
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Mohammed al-Masri, 26, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Check that this is not the same al-Masri belonging to Hamas listed above (the ages match).
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Attiyeh Moaness
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Attiyeh Moaness, 20, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Abdel Halim Tabassa
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Abdel Halim Tabassa, 23, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mahdi Jarboua
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Mahdi Jarboua, 20, was one of seven people killed when IDF helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas members in the Nusseirat refugee camp on 20 Oct. 03.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Ramzi Jarada
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
unknown
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Profile:
Jarada was wounded in clashes with the I.D.F. on October 21st and died of his wounds on November 8th.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Haaretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 19, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Ein Yabrud village, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 1
Details:
Three Israeli soldiers were killed and a fourth was moderately wounded when gunmen ambushed them in Ein Yabrud village northeast of Ramallah.

Further Details
The attack took place a few minutes after 7 P.M. when the four soldiers were on patrol in Yabrud, off the Allon Road, a short way from Ofra settlement. There have been dozens of shooting incidents in the area over the past three years and the village is a main way station for gunmen on their way from Ramallah to the Allon Road, where Israeli vehicles are targeted. A senior military source said the four soldiers were on routine patrol, trying to obstruct and foil terrorist activity in the area. One of the three dead was named as Elad Pollak, 20, of Kiryat Motzkin, north of Haifa. A preliminary inquiry showed they were on the main road of the village, wearing flak jackets and helmets and carrying their weapons. They were hit by a burst of fire form one side of the street. Last night it was not known if the gunmen heard the soldiers were in the village and had sought them out or if the ambush had been planned by gunmen waiting at that specific spot because they knew the troops would be passing. Another possibility was that the gunmen had been on their way to another ambush on the Allon Road and changed their plans when they encountered the soldiers. At least three separate automatic weapons were used in the attack and the soldiers apparently did not manage to fire back. Four soldiers were hit but managed to call another squad operating in the village as the gunmen used the lull to flee from the scene. Security sources said they escaped in a red Fiat Uno, which was waiting nearby and took them to a Palestinian Authority area in Ramallah where they got out of the car and left it.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Elad Pollak
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Motzkin
Profile:
Elad Pollak, 20, of Kiryat Motzkin, north of Haifa was killed when gunmen ambushed them in Ein Yabrud village northeast of Ramallah. After completing ORT High School in Kiryat Motzkin, Pollak enlisted in August 2002, and served for the last six months in the territories. He was friendly with Raz Mintz, also a Kiryat Motzkin native, who was also killed as a trooper in the same special operations combat unit.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Erez Idan
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Rishon Letzion
Profile:
Staff Sergeant Erez Idan, 20, Rishon Letzion was killed when gunmen ambushed them in Ein Yabrud village northeast of Ramallah. Erez Idan's greatest ambition for the coming months was to become an officer in Duchifat, the IDF special operations infantry unit named for the hoopoe bird. Holon military ceremony. He had gone through the entire course of the unit, except for officers' training, which he failed once, said his friends and commanders yesterday, because he was "too enthusiastic."
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Roi Yaakov Solomon
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jaffa
Profile:
Sergeant Roi Yaakov Solomon, 21, Jaffa was killed when gunmen ambushed them in Ein Yabrud village northeast of Ramallah. He was killed while the family was still sitting shiva (the traditional Jewish mourning period) for his great-grandmother. According to his father, Roi was apacifist who didn't want to be drafted, but was eventually talked into it. After induction, however, when he saw all his friends going into elite units, he discarded his initial intention of maintaining a low profile and decided to do the same.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Two Palestinian militants were killed in clashes between militants and IDF troops in Rafah. A 33 year-old woman was killed and her husband wounded when they entered an area when clashes were going on.

Further Details
According to Palestinian witnesses, several bystanders who came to take casualties to a hospital in their car were fired on by a tank and machine guns. One woman in the car, Widad Ajrami, 28, was killed and her husband and a brother-in-law were wounded, The car was riddled with bullets and its seats were smeared with blood and littered with shards of glass. In a conflicting report, witnesses claimed the woman was killed by shrapnel from a tank shell as she emerged from her house.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Widad Ajrami
Age:
33
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Widad Ajrami, 28, was killed while entering to an area when clashes were going on. According to one source she was killed by IDF tank shel fired on her car, according to another source she was killed as she emerged from her house. An IDF source denied that troops fired a tank shell and they were only firing on armed men.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
Questionable
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammed al Sarafandi
Age:
59
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed al Sarafandi, 59, died from wounds sustained during an Israeli incursion in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The date of the incursion in which Sarafandi was wounded is unclear. Check circumstances.
Sources:
Agence France Presse

 

Name:
Tariq Abu Hussein
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Tariq Abu Hussein, 25, Gaza field commander of Hamas, was killed along with a second Hamas militant, Hussam Mughier, 26, during clashes with the Israeli troops in the Salam neighborhood, in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 18, 2003. One more Palestinian, a woman, was killed and 10 wounded during an exchange of fire between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Hussam Mughier
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Hussam Mughier, 26, was killed along with Tariq Abu Hussein, during clashes with the Israeli troops in the Salam neighborhood, in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 18, 2003. One more Palestinian, a woman, was killed and 10 wounded during an exchange of fire between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Oct 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Soldiers shot dead a 16-year-old boy during a confrontation in the West Bank city of TulKarm.

Further Details
Israel Radio said that the youth was attempting to throw an incendiary device at troops, while Palestinian witnesses said the soldiers opened fire on stone-throwers, hitting the boy.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarem
Profile:
A 17-year-old boy was killed during a confrontation when he threw a pipe bomb at I.D.F. soldiers in the West Bank city of TulKarm.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
One source said that he was throwing rocks
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah Refugee camp, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 16
Details:
Three Palestinians, including a senior Hamas activist, were killed in clashes with Israel Defense Forces troops in the the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
IDF troops fired on a group of armed Hamas militants laying explosives along paths used by IDF tanks in the Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp, the IDF and Hamas said. Some 16 other Palestinians were wounded in the incident. Tariq Abu Hussein, 39, a well-known local field commander of the Hamas military wing, and another Hamas militant, Hussam Mughier, 26, were killed along with a woman bystander.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Tariq Abu Hussein
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp
Profile:
Tariq Abu Hussein, 39, a well-known local field commander of the Hamas military wing, was killed when IDF troops fired at him while laying explosives along paths used by IDF tanks in the Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
One source said Abu Hussein was 25
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Hussam Mughier
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp
Profile:
Hussam Mughier, 26, a Hamas militant, was killed when IDF troops fired at him while laying explosives along paths used by IDF tanks in the Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Widad Ajrami
Age:
30
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian woman bystander was killed as she tried to transport casualties to the hospital while IDF troops fired on a group of armed Hamas militants laying explosives along paths used by IDF tanks in the Salam neighborhood of the Rafah refugee camp.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
Some sources say Ajrami was 30 some say she was 28. One source said she was killed driving casualties to the hospital by gunfire and the other said she was hit by a tank shell
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 16, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Police Facility/Personnel
 
Location:
Brazil neighborhood - Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 5
Details:
A Palestinian policeman was killed and five people were wounded during an Israel Defense Forces operation before dawn near the refugee camps on the border of the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Further Details
Dozens of tanks, bulldozers and armored personnel carriers swept into the Brazil neighborhood before dawn and surrounded it, Palestinian sources said. In the exchange of gunfire between the IDF and militant Palestinians, Walid Abed Alwahab, a policeman, was killed.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Walid Abed Alwahab
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Walid Abed Alwahab, a policeman was killed in an exchange of gunfire between the IDF and militant Palestinians near the refugee camps on the border of the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Oct 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Diplomat
 
Location:
Gaza strip, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 1
Details:
Three American officials were killed when a bomb went off next to a diplomatic convoy in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
A massive remote-controlled bomb demolished an armor-plated jeep in the convoy carrying U.S. diplomatic personnel, including a cultural envoy from the U.S. embassy, through the northern Gaza Strip on their way to interview potential Palestinian students who were candidates for an academic Fulbright scholarship. One other American was wounded.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mark Parsons
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United States
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Mark Parsons, 31, a cultural envoy from the U.S. embassy, was killed along with another two Americans from a roadside bomb in the Gaza Strip
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
John Brachizio
Age:
36
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United States
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
John Brachizio, 36, a cultural envoy from the U.S. embassy, was killed along with another two Americans from a roadside bomb in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
John Martin Linde
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United States
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
John Martin Linde, 30, a cultural envoy from the U.S. embassy, was killed along with another two Americans from a roadside bomb in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Oct 15, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Gaza air strike on Hamas vehicle (check date)

Further Details
According to Shifa Hospital, Hamas activist Akram Bakhrun, 18, and Masoud A'ish, 35, both died after being injured by air force strikes last week in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz, Israelinsider

Attempted Infiltration - Oct 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Negohot, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Bedouin attempting to infiltrate the southern Judea community of Negohot (near Hevron) was shot and killed by a guard.

Further Details
Less than three previously on, an Israeli man and an infant were murdered by a terrorist who infiltrated Negohot. However, the would-be infiltrator of this incident, was apparently interested only in robbery.

Sources:
Arutz Sheva

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Bedouin attempting to infiltrate the southern Judea community of Negohot (near Hevron) was shot and killed by a guard.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Arutz Sheva

 


Attempted Infiltration - Oct 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Near the Border with Jordan, Jordan
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Four armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel from Jordanian territory north of Bet She'an, Jordanian Information Minister Nabil A-Sharif reported.

Further Details
The four men were spotted by Jordanian border guards as they moved toward the Jordan River at dawn in order to enter Israel and carry out a terrorist attack, A-Sharif said. Two of the terrorists were killed and the other two wounded in an exchange of fire with the Jordanian soldiers. The men were carrying weapons and a large amount of ammunition.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Initiated Military Operation - Oct 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafiah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 8
Injured: 24
Details:
Eight Palestinians, were killed in heavy gunbattles in Rafah, as Israeli troops destroyed arms-smuggling tunnels following warnings that militants were trying to obtain anti-aircraft missiles.

Further Details
Witnesses said dozens of tanks and other armored vehicles entered the Rafah refugee camp from two directions. They were joined by special forces, including engineering units with dogs trained to uncover tunnels. A gunbattle broke out between soldiers and Palestinian fighters. Initial reports said that four Palestinians--three men and a woman--were killed and 24 people wounded by Israeli fire, Palestinians said. They said most of the casualties came when an attack helicopter fired a missile at the camp. An Israeli soldier also was wounded. Palestinian medics said that two women listed in serious condition were hit by bullets while inside their homes.

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Muhammed Abdel Wahaba
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Abdel Wahaba, 23, was one of four Palestinian gunmen killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Nader Abu Taha
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Nader Abu Taha, 22, was one of four Palestinian gunmen killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associate Press

 

Name:
Attwah Abu Mohsen
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Attwah Abu Mohsen, 20, was one of four Palestinian gunmen killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Agence France Presse

 

Name:
Alaa Numan Mansur
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Alaa Numan Mansur, 23, was one of four Palestinian gunmen killed during the large-scale operation which the army said was aimed at demolishing arms smuggling tunnels under the Israeli-controlled border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
The Age, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Sami Salah
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Sami Salah, 12, was one of eight Palestinians killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Ibrahim Krinawi
Age:
8
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Eight-year-old Ibrahim Krinawi, whose home was near one of the houses surrounded by the IDF, was killed when Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah clashed with gunmen.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Mabruk Juda
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mabruk Juda, 18, was one of eight Palestinians killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Yihya Sharif
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Yihya Sharif, 19, was one of eight Palestinians killed in fighting with Israeli troops who were trying to close arms smuggling tunnels in Rafah.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 

Name:
Mohammed Yunis
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Yunis, 28, was one of four Palestinian gunmen killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Rafah on 10 October 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 3
Details:
A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Tulkarm DCO, killing himself and wounding two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian.

Further Details
The blast occurred at a small office booth where Palestinians pick up travel permits from Israeli authorities. The booth, known as a District Coordination Office, was near the army checkpoint on the edge of the West Bank town of Tulkarm. The attacker set off the bomb as he approached the reception window, the military said. The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as Ahmed Safadi, an 18-year-old high school student from the village of Oref south of Nablus.

Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Safadi
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Oref
Profile:
The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as Ahmed Safadi, an 18-year-old high school student from the village of Oref south of Nablus.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Reuters

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Oct 5, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
A 26 year-old Palestinian man was killed and three others wounded by IDF gunfire when they attempted to bypass an army checkpoint. According to the Azzom's family he was shot and killed by Israeli forces as he was riding his donkey cart next to Israeli army bulldozers uprooting trees on land belonging to Palestinians close to a Jewish settlement.

Sources:
Israelinsider.com

    Casualties:

Name:
Saed Abu Azzom
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
A 26 year-old Palestinian man was killed and three others wounded by IDF gunfire when they attempted to bypass an army checkpoint. According to the Azzom's family he was shot and killed by Israeli forces as he was riding his donkey cart next to Israeli army bulldozers uprooting trees on land belonging to Palestinians close to a Jewish settlement.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israelinsider.com

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 4, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
A special anti-terror police unit operating in the West Bank city of Tul Karm shot dead the Fatah terrorist who murdered five people at Kibbutz Metzer in November 2002.

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said Israeli troops in armored vehicles entered the refugee camp and shot dead Sarhan Sarhan, a militant accused of killing five Israelis in a shooting ambush in Israel in November 2002. Two militants who were with him fled. The witnesses said nine-year-old Mohammed Barahmeh was also shot dead as he walked through the camp during the raid. "We don't know of any action involving any child, only those three (militants) in Tulkarm refugee camp," an Israeli military source said.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Sirhan Beharan Hassin Sirhan
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
The police counter-terrorism unit Yamam, opened fire on Sirhan Sirhan, 22, as he was riding in a car with two other Palestinians. Security sources said the two armed men accompanying him shot at the soldiers, and managed to escape. Sirhan was responsible for an attack at Kibbutz Metzer in which 5 people were killed. Among the victims of the Metzer infiltration and killing were two young children, Noam and Matan Ohayon, murdered in their beds, along with their mother Revital. Sirhan, who has been wanted by Israel since the Metzer attack, had been hiding out with Fatah militants in the West Bank city. He had recently been planning terror attacks for Islamic Jihad.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Reuters

 

Name:
Mohammed Yusef Amin Barahmeh
Age:
9
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Palestinian sources said that a nine-year-old boy, Mohammed Barahmeh was hit by crossfire and killed as he walked through the camp during a gunbattle between Israeli troops and militants in Tulkarm.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
Questionable
Comments:
an Israeli military source said, "We don't know of any action involving any child, only those three (militants) in Tulkarm refugee camp,"
Sources:
Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Oct 4, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Restaurant
 
Location:
Haifa, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 21
Injured: 60
Details:
At least 19 people were killed and as many as 60 wounded when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in a packed restaurant in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa on Saturday.

Further Details
The bomber, a Palestinian woman from Jenin, walked into the "Makom Maxim" restaurant at about 14:15 and detonated explosives. Nearly everyone in the restaurant was hit by shrapnel. Among the dead were three children, a baby girl and three members of a single family. Nine of the wounded are in serious condition.

The "Makom Maxim" restaurant is a favorite with local residents and beach-goers and is crowded every Saturday. Jointly owned by an Israeli Arab family and a Jewish family, the restaurant is typical of the relaxed air of tolerance in the mixed city of Haifa. Nir Muli, the grandson of the restaurant's Jewish owner, said his family founded the business together with an Arab family 40 years ago. "This restaurant was a symbol of coexistence," he said. "We never thought that this would happen to us."

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Ze'ev Almog
Age:
71
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Admiral (res.) Ze'ev Almog, 71, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. Ze'ev Almog (Avrutzky) and his wife Ruth had gone to the beach with their family and then went to Maxim for lunch. They were killed along with their son, Moshe, and grandsons, Tomer and Assaf. Daughter Galit, daughter-in-law Orly, and two other grandchildren were wounded in the blast. Ze'ev Almog was a former commander of the Israel Navy (1979-1985) and served as long-time commander of the naval officers' training school in Acre. One of the first members of the Israel Navy, Almog was instrumental in bringing the first submarines to Israel. Ze'ev and Ruth met each other during their military service. They married in 1954 and had three children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Ruth Almog
Age:
70
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Ruth Almog, 70, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Ruth Almog and her husband Ze'ev had gone to the beach with their family and then went to Maxim for lunch. They were killed along with their son, Moshe, and grandsons, Tomer and Assaf. Daughter Galit, daughter-in-law Orly, and two other grandchildren were wounded in the blast. Ze'ev and Ruth Almog met each other during their military service. They married in 1954 and had three children. Ruth had worked as an education adviser until retiring a few years ago. They were devoted to their grandchildren, and were often seen holding one of them by the hand or going to pick them up from the pool or other after-school activity.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Moshe Almog
Age:
43
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Moshe Almog, 43, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Three generations of the Almog family had gone to the beach and then went to Maxim for lunch. Moshe was killed along with his parents, Ze'ev and Ruth Almog, his son Tomer, and nephew Assaf Staier. His wife Orly, son, Oren, and daughter, Adi, were all wounded along with his sister-in-law Galit. Moshe Almog, like his father, served in the navy. He was a tall man, standing at 1.90 meters, and strong, engaging regularly in sports.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Tomer Almog
Age:
9
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Tomer Almog, 9, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Three generations of the Almog family had gone to the beach and then went to Maxim for lunch. Tomer was killed along with his grandparents, Ze'ev and Ruth Almog, his father Moshe, and cousin Assaf Staier. Tomer's mother Orly, brother Ron, and sister Adi, were all wounded along with his aunt Galit.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Assaf Staier
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Assaf Staier, 11, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Three generations of the Almog family had gone to the beach and then went to Maxim for lunch. Assaf Staier was killed along with his grandparents, Ze'ev and Ruth Almog, his uncle Moshe Almog, and his cousin Tomer. Assaf's mother Galit was also wounded in the blast, along with his aunt Orly and two of his cousins.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Zvi Bahat
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Zvi Bahat, 35, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Tova and Zvi Bahat with their two small children had just finished lunch at the Maxim restaurant, as they did every Saturday after spending the morning at the beach. Zvi, who was waiting on line to pay the bill, was killed when the terrorist detonated the bomb. Tova, who was lightly wounded, managed to evacuate her daughter Inbar, 6, and son Hadar, 3, before returning to find the body of her husband Zvi. "A tiny consolation was that he was whole, and as handsome as he always was," she said. Three-year-old Hadar, who suffered a head wound, is in critical condition, fighting for his life. His mother made an impassioned plea for her son: "He is simply fighting for his life. The first thing that I ask from everyone who hears me, is to send a prayer, everyone in his own way, that he should have the strength to overcome. He is a strong boy, and beautiful - so much like his father, and I just have to have him remain alive." Zvi attended the Alliance high school in Haifa and completed his army service in the Nahal. He studied business management at the School for Management and worked in the family business. Friends described him as good-looking, smart and funny, admired in his field as an honest and professional man. He was devoted to his family, and would come home from work every afternoon at 4:00 pm to spend time with his children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Hadar Bahat
Age:
3
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Tova and Zvi Bahat with their two small children had just finished lunch at the Maxim restaurant, as they did every Saturday after spending the morning at the beach. Zvi, who was waiting on line to pay the bill, was killed when the terrorist detonated the bomb. Tova, who was lightly wounded, managed to evacuate her daughter Inbar, 6, and son Hadar, 3, before returning to find the body of her husband Zvi. "A tiny consolation was that he was whole, and as handsome as he always was," she said. Three-year-old Hadar, who suffered a head wound, is in critical condition, fighting for his life. His mother made an impassioned plea for her son: "He is simply fighting for his life. The first thing that I ask from everyone who hears me, is to send a prayer, everyone in his own way, that he should have the strength to overcome. He is a strong boy, and beautiful - so much like his father, and I just have to have him remain alive."
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Mark Biano
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Mark Biano, 29, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Mark Biano, a local reporter known for covering terrorist attacks, could not be reached Saturday by staff members of the local Haifa cable TV news magazine, News of the Day. They desperately wanted him get to the scene of the attack at the Maxim restaurant. "They called him on his cellphone, his phone, tried paging him, nothing worked," said Eliran Tal, another reporter at the station. "We continued covering the attack until we heard of his death. We put the cameras and microphones aside, and this attack became a personal tragedy." Mark and his wife Naomi usually ate Shabbat lunch with his sister. She was vacationing in Eilat and the couple decided this time to eat at Maxim. Both were killed. Mark and Naomi were married about two years ago, after which they spent a long honeymoon traveling in the United States and the Caribbean islands. After returning home, Mark resumed his work as a reporter covering municipal and environment affairs, while also studying law at Haifa University. He broadcast his last news report on Thursday, two days before he was killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Naomi Biano
Age:
25
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Naomi Biano, 25, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Mark Biano and his wife Naomi usually ate Shabbat lunch with his sister. She was vacationing in Eilat and the couple decided this time to eat at Maxim. Both were killed. Naomi, nee Wolovsky, was born in Haifa and attended the Alliance high school. After army service she began to work at the Tiltan College for Communication as an instructor in computer graphics and building Internet websites. Mark and Naomi were married about two years ago, after which they spent a long honeymoon traveling in the United States and the Caribbean islands. They dreamt of having children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Hana Francis
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Fassouta
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Hana Francis, 39, of Fassouta was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Hana Francis was the headwaiter at Maxim, where he had worked for 10 years. On a recent trip to Australia he had become engaged to a woman from his Galilee village who had emigrated there with her parents. He had just received a visa for a return trip to Australia to escort his bride back to Israel in November. Lifelong friend Elias Sa'ar related that Francis had set a date for a May wedding. "He treated the customers at Maxim like family," said Sa'ar. "Customers would come into the restaurant and ask, 'Where's Hana?' If he wasn't there, they would turn around and leave. "Any young person from the village who got stuck in Haifa and needed help would always turn to him."
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Mutanus Karkabi
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Mutanus Karkabi, 31, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Mutanus Karkabi was the security guard at Maxim, where he had worked for the past eight months. He was known to be devoted to the restaurants's security, checking all who entered and inspecting the grounds. "These attacks don't differentiate between Jews and Arabs," said Karkabi's older brother, Afif. "Matanus was a happy person, full of humor all his life. He served to protect our country and endangered himself. He paid with his life in order to protect others, whether they were Arabs or Jews. We are all brothers in this country." Karkabi married his wife, Samar, two years ago. They did not yet have children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Sharbal Matar
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Fassouta
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Sharbal Matar, 23, of Fassouta was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Sharbal Matar was a waiter at Maxim, where he had worked since the deaths of his parents from illness last year in order to help support his three sisters. He was due to fly to the United States this week to participate in a cousin's wedding.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Osama Najar
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Osama Najar, 28, of Haifa was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Osama Najar had been the cook at Maxim for several years. "He loved the place, there had always been love between Jews and Arabs," said Jamal Khouri, who used to play poker with Najar. "Nobody believed these attacks would reach us," said Najar's brother, Youssuf. "We're in shock. The terrorists attack us without discrimination -- Muslims, Jews, or Christians." Osama Najar was buried in Haifa's Catholic Cemetery.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Nir Regev
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Nahariya
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Nir Regev, 25, of Nahariya was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. A student at the University of Haifa, Nir Regev was set to complete his degree in statistics and political science in several weeks, after submitting his finhal paper. He worked in a local branch of Bank Hapoalim and lived in a rented flat with two friends. Nir was having lunch at Maxim with a friend, Olga, after they had spent the morning at the beach. Nir died upon arrival at Rambam Hospital, while Olga suffered moderate wounds.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Irena Sofrin
Age:
38
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Bialik
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Irena Sofrin, 38, of Kiryat Bialik was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Irena, nee Nudelman, immigrated to Israel from Russia 30 years ago with her family and settled in Kiryat Yam, where she met her husband, Avnet Sofrin. She worked as a nurse at Rambam Hospital until she was forced to leave because of back pains. Irena and Avner had been having lunch at Maxim with their two children, Roy and Diana, when the blast occurred. Avner, himself wounded, evacuated the two wounded children through the window before returning to try and save Irena. She died died on arrival at the hospital.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Bruria Zer-Aviv
Age:
59
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Yagur
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Bruria Zer-Aviv, 59, of Kibbutz Yagur was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Zer-Aviv family had gone shopping in Haifa and went to Maxim for lunch. Bruria, her son, Bezalel, daughter-in-law Keren, grandson, Liran, and granddaughter, Noya, were eating when the blast killed them. Bruria and her husband, Freddy, had moved to Kibbutz Yagur from Haifa 18 years ago, looking for a pastoral life. Dr. Freddy Zer-Aviv works as an orthopedist at Bnei Zion Hospital in Haifa. Bruria, who could often be seen with her grandchildren at the playground, would often organize events on the kibbutz.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Bezalel Zer-Aviv
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Yagur
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Bezalel Zer-Aviv, 30, of Kibbutz Yagur was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Zer-Aviv family had gone shopping in Haifa and went to Maxim for lunch. Bezalel, his mother, Bruria, wife, Keren, son, Liran, and daughter, Noya, were eating when the blast killed them. Bezalel Zer-Aviv, who came to Kibbutz Yagur with his parents in 1985, was studying cooking in Tiberias.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Keren Zer-Aviv
Age:
29
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Yagur
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Keren Zer-Aviv, 29, of Kibbutz Yagur was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Zer-Aviv family had gone shopping in Haifa and went to Maxim for lunch. Keren, her husband, Bezalel, son, Liran, daughter, Noya, and mother-in-law, Bruria, were eating when the blast killed them. Keren, nee Almakais, born in Haifa, came to Kibbutz Yagur after she married Bezalel Zer-Aviv. She worked as an assistant at the grade school and was in the kibbutz plant nursery.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Liran Zer-Aviv
Age:
4
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Yagur
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Liran Zer-Aviv, four, of Kibbutz Yagur was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Zer-Aviv family had gone shopping in Haifa and went to Maxim for lunch. Liran, his mother, Keren, father, Bezalel, sister, Noya, and grandmother, Bruria, were eating when the blast killed them. Liran Zer-Aviv was scheduled to celebrate his fourth birthday at the kibbutz nursery school on Sunday, the day after he was killed. He and his father had spent Friday decorating the nursery for the event.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Noya Zer-Aviv
Age:
1
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kibbutz Yagur
Profile:
Oct 4, 2003 - Noya Zer-Aviv, one, of Kibbutz Yagur was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The Zer-Aviv family had gone shopping in Haifa and went to Maxim for lunch. Noya, her mother, Keren, father, Bezalel, brother, Liran, and grandmother, Bruria, were eating when the blast killed them. A kibbutz member related, "When I saw the baby carriage and the bottle I knew they were my neighbors. Everyone who knows about life on kibbutz knows that the baby's name is always written on the bottle."
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry website

 

Name:
Hanadi Tayseer Jaradat
Age:
29
Gender:
Female
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sila Alkhartiya
Profile:
Hanadi Tayseer Jaradat, the female suicide bomber who killed 19 people when she blew herself up in Haifa's Maxim restaurant Saturday afternoon, left her home in the morning for the Jenin office where she worked as an attorney, relatives told Haaretz. It is still unclear how the 29-year-old single woman arrived at the site of the attack from her office. Jaradat was the older sister of Fadi Jaradat, an Islamic Jihad militant who was killed in June along with his cousin, Salah Jaradat, a senior figure in the military wing of the "Jerusalem Brigades" organization. In June, Border Police troops arrived at the Jenin home where the two militants were staying in order to capture them. Family members said that Hanadi was staying in the house when the IDF unit opened fire at Fadi and Salah, as they stood in its entrance. Jaradat is the intifada's sixth female sucide bomber, and the second one to do so for Islamic Jihad. Jaradat is from the village of Sila Alkhartiya in west Jenin, a village known for its Jihad circles, who are funded by Iran and close to Hezbollah, and called "Little Tehran." Overnight, IDF troops demolished Jaradat's home.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Lydia Zilberstein
Age:
58
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Lydia Zilberstein was having lunch with her husband Gideon and her son and daughter-in-law when the bomb exploded. She was mortally wounded and died on October 9, never having regained consciousness; Gideon suffered moderate injuries. Lydia and Gideon ran an accounting office frequented by most of the artists, musicians and actors in Haifa. The family agreed to donate her organs for transplant.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
George Matar
Age:
59
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
George Matar, a Christian Arab from Haifa who was responsible for customer service at the Maxim restaurant, was standing near the cash register when the bomb exploded. Mortally wounded, he died on October 15, never having regained consciousness. His cousin Tony Matar, one of the owners of the restaurant, said, "I will always remember his smile and his concern for the customers. It was so important to him that they were satisfied. I'm sure that our regular customers will remember him for many years."
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 3, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafiah Yam, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
One killed and three wounded in the southern Gaza Strip as Palestinian Gunmen and I.D.F. exchange fire.

Further Details
Israeli troops who guarded the Jewish settlement of Rafiah Yam exchanged gunfire with Palestinian gunmen.

Sources:
Associated Press and Reuters

Internecine Violence - Oct 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
In the second incident of its kind in recent weeks, masked men belonging to the Fatah militant organization stormed a Ramallah Hospital and shot dead a Palestinian patient suspected of collaboration with Israel.

Further Details
Eyewitnesses said four men armed with M-16 assault rifles and pistols stormed the local hospital in search of 25-year-old Nasser Kalawleh, a resident of the village of Judaideh in the Jenin district. Kalawleh was brought to hospital after Fatah gunmen in Jenin tried to kill him on suspicion of collaboration with Israel. He was first taken to a hospital in Jenin, but was transferred to Ramallah for fear that the assailants would catch up with him there. A doctor in the Ramallah hospital said Kalawleh had been shot in the leg outside his home in Judaideh and was admitted to hospital a few days ago. He said the armed men shot Kalawleh while he was lying in bed.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Nasser Kalawleh
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Judaideh
Profile:
25-year-old Nasser Kalawleh, a resident of the village of Judaideh, was shot by Fatah members who accused him of passing information to Israel on the movements of Palestinian terrorists. Eyewitnesses said four men armed with M-16 assault rifles and pistols stormed the local hospital and shot him while he was lying in bed. Kalawleh was brought to hospital after Fatah gunmen in Jenin tried to kill him on suspicion of collaboration with Israel. He was first taken to a hospital in Jenin, but was transferred to Ramallah for fear that the assailants would catch up with him there. A doctor in the Ramallah hospital said Kalawleh had been shot in the leg outside his home in Judaideh and was admitted to hospital a few days ago. Last month Kalawleh was abducted and brutally interrogated by members of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin, who accused him of working with Israeli security forces. Sources close to the group claimed on Thursday that Kalawleh had confessed to being an informant and even expressed remorse. They also claimed that he was responsible for the death of senior Hamas activist Qais Odwan, who was killed by the IDF during Operation Defensive Shield last year.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops at the outskirts of the West Bank city of Nablus discovered a car bomb, apparently intended for use in a terror bombing within Israel. The soldiers fired a tank shell at the unoccupied vehicle, which exploded.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, ynet

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF and Border Police troops shot dead an Islamic Jihad commander and bombmaker in the West Bank city of Tulkarm.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mazen Yusuf Salameh Badawi
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Mazen Yusuf Salameh, 30, was killed by IDF troops in Tulkarm. He was a former activist of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) was among the commanders of Islamic Jihad in the Tulkarm area, and was an expert in preparing explosives and suicide bomb belts.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Comments:
Some sources had the name listed just as Mazen Yusuf Salameh, and others had him listed as Mazen Badawi.
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Rabah Abu Darka
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
unknown
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis refugee camp
Profile:
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Sep 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Negohot, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 2
Details:
A Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the guarded Jewish settlement of Negohot late Friday, knocking on the door of a trailer home where a family was sharing a holiday dinner. One of the guests, a 27-year-old Jewish seminary student, opened the door and was shot in the chest. The gunman then began shooting randomly, killing a 7-month-old girl.

Further Details
The terrorist infiltrated the settlement in the southern Hebron hills at around 9:00 P.M., through an area not enclosed by a fence. He knocked on the door of the Yeberbaum caravan home on the edge of the settlement, where the couple was having the Rosh Hashana meal with guests. Eyal Yeberbaum went to the door and was shot by the terrorist. Though mortally wounded, he managed to close the door. The terrorist continued to spray the caravan from outside with automatic fire, killing seven-month-old baby girl Shaked Avraham and lightly wounding two others, before he was killed by IDF reservists.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Shaked Avraham
Age:
1
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Nehohot
Profile:
Shaked Avraham, seven months, of Negohot, south of Hebron, was killed during the holiday meal on the eve of Rosh Hashana when a Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated the settlement opened fire with an M-16 assault rifle. Shaked, the only child of Shai and Shira Avraham, had just started to crawl. She was fatally shot while seated in her swing. Her father Shai, an ambulance volunteer driver, tried in vain to save her. Shai and Shira, who had met while traveling in India, were married three years ago and settled in Negohot. Shira is a kindergarten teacher and Shai works in high-tech.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Eyal Yeberbaum
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Negohot
Profile:
Eyal Yeberbaum, 27, of Negohot, south of Hebron, was killed in his home during the holiday meal on the eve of Rosh Hashana when a Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated the settlement opened fire with an M-16 assault rifle. Eyal Yeberbaum attended the yeshiva high school in Efrat and went on to complete his army service in the artillery, combining military service with study at the Otniel hesder yeshiva. He and his fellow students at Otniel were among the founders of Negohot. Last year he married Sarah Rosenberg; they had no children. Eyal worked at a Discount Bank branch in Kiryat Gat and was a student at the Ahva regional college.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
We are classifying Yeberbaum as a non-combatant, because, although he normally carried a pistol, he doesn't not appear to have had time to arm himself before answering the door.
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Mohammed Hamedan
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
21-year-old Mohammed Hamedan killed an Israeli man and a seven month-old girl in an attack on a trailer house in Negohot on 26 Sept. 03. The attacker was shot dead by responding IDF reservists. Hamedan was arrested in June 2002, and convicted by a military court in the West Bank of membership in the Palestinian Liberation Front, a small terrorist group receiving its orders from Iraq. He was released at the end of July after serving a 13-month sentence.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 1
Details:
IDF troops surrounded a building in which three Islamic Jihad militants were holed up. The troops returned fire after gunmen shot from inside the building, killing two militants and seriously wounding a third.

Further Details
According to witnesses interviewed by telephone, at about 4 a.m., Israeli forces surrounded a home in the Issa neighborhood southwest of Hebron, where Diab Abdul Rahman Shweiki, 30, Abdul Rahim Abdulaziz Talahmeh, 27, and an unidentified third man were hiding. The Israeli forces called for the men to surrender, but they refused and a gunfight broke out, the witnesses said. Shweiki and Talahmeh were killed; the third man was wounded. Palestinian sources said that Shweiki was the leader of Islamic Jihad in Hebron and that Talahmeh oversaw the group's members in the surrounding area. An Israeli security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that both men had been involved in several attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers, including the fatal shooting of two Israeli teenagers on a bus in Jerusalem in November 2001 and an ambush in Hebron that killed nine soldiers and three guards last November. They also were connected to the killing of two unarmed international observers in Hebron in March 2002, said the source, whose account could not be independently verified.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Diab Abdul Rahman Shweiki
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Diab Shwiki, a senior Islamic Jihad militant, was killed in a gunfight with Israeli troops who surrounded a house in which he and two other militants were holed up. Israel had tried to assassinate Shwiki at least twice in the past, but he escaped with light injuries. Palestinian sources said that Shweiki was the leader of Islamic Jihad in Hebron and that Talahmeh oversaw the group's members in the surrounding area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Abdul Rahim Abdulaziz Talahmeh
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Abed El-Rahim Kik Talhami, an Islamic Jihad operative in charge of the Hebron outskirts area, was killed in a gunfight with Israeli troops who surrounded a house in which he and two other militants were holed up. He had been involved in the terror attack at the settlement of Otniel. Palestinian sources said that Shweiki was the leader of Islamic Jihad in Hebron and that Talahmeh oversaw the group's members in the surrounding area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Omar Shwiki
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Omar Shwiki, Diabís brother and an Islamic Jihad militant himself, was severely injured in a gunfight with Israeli troops who surrounded the house in which the three were holed up.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Bureij, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Israeli soldier and two militants were killed in an IDF operation to arrest wanted Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists in the El Boureij refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
Givati troops sweeping the Boureij refugee camp before dawn closed in on the house of a key Islamic Jihad terrorist. As they entered to search the house a gunman jumped out and ambushed the squad, firing at the soldiers until he was shot dead. St.-Sgt. Avihu Keinan was killed and six soldiers wounded, one seriously. The bodies of Hamas militant Mohammed Akel, 25, and of Islamic Jihad militant, Nur Abu Aramana, were found when troops later withdrew from the area, Israel Radio reported. Palestinian sources said that a three year-old girl died of fright during the fighting. Lena Issa, 3, collapsed during the fighting and died, the Associated Press reported. The girl was taken to a hospital after the soldiers left, and doctors said she died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Israeli military sources expressed regret at her death.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Avihu Keinan
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Shilo
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Avihu Keinan, 22, of Shilo was killed in an IDF operation to arrest wanted Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists in the El Boureij refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Avihu grew up in Tel-Aviv and moved with his family to Shilo in the West Bank about 10 years ago. He enlisted in the IDF three years ago and volunteered to serve in the Givati elite unit. His commander related that Avihu had excelled in the anti-terror combat course, and all the other soldiers in the unit learned from him. Rather than leaving the army at the end of his compulsory service, he signed up to continue as an instructor.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Mohammed Bashel Akel
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Buriej
Profile:
Palestinian militant killed in a gunbattle at the house of Faris Shahin, a wanted PIJ militant. The gunbattle broke out after soldiers surrounded the house and attempted to arrest Shahin. The bodies of Hamas militant Mohammed Akel, 25, and of Islamic Jihad militant, Nur Abu Aramana, were found when troops later withdrew from the area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

 

Name:
Nur Abu Aramana
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Buriej
Profile:
Palestinian militant killed in a gunbattle at the house of Faris Shahin, a wanted PIJ militant. The gunbattle broke out after soldiers surrounded the house and attempted to arrest Shahin. The bodies of Hamas militant Mohammed Akel, 25, and of Islamic Jihad militant, Nur Abu Aramana, were found when troops later withdrew from the area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Lena Issa
Age:
3
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Buriej
Profile:
Lena Issa, 3, collapsed during the fighting and died, the Associated Press reported. The girl was taken to a hospital after the soldiers left, and doctors said she died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Israeli military sources expressed regret at her death.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Sep 24, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 14
Details:
A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and 14 other Palestinians wounded when Palestinian militants and Israeli forces clashed in the southern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
In Rafah, eyewitnesses said the clash occurred during routine searches to locate and destroy tunnels used to smuggle weapons from Egypt into PA territories. At about 1am 20 Israeli tanks and bulldozers entered the Rafah refugee camp adjacent to the Egyptian border shortly after midnight. Israeli military officials said Israeli forces had opened fire only in response to heavy gunfire from Palestinians. Hospital officials identified the dead boy, reported by Palestinians to have been wounded by shrapnel of a tank shell, as Mohammed Hamdan, a resident of the camp.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Hamdan
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Hamdan, 15, of Rafah, was killed when Palestinian militants clashed with Israeli forces searching for smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip. Witnesses and Palestinian medics said the boy, who was unarmed, was killed by a tank shell that wounded 11 others, including gunmen.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Attempted Infiltration - Sep 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Dugit, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops killed an armed Palestinian infiltrator after an exchange of fire in the northern Gaza Strip. They spotted the man crawling near the security fence between the settlements of the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza City.

Further Details
The man was identified as Marwan Najar, a suspected Islamic Jihad activist. He was wearing a battle vest, was dressed in camouflage fatigues, and was carring a Kalashnikov rifle, cartridges, hand grenades, and a Koran. Sources in the Southern Command suspect that he was on his way to attack either the military position or the Dugit settlement.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Marwan Najar
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Marwan Najar, a suspected Islamic Jihad activist., was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops, after he was spotted crawling near a security fence in northern Gaza. He was wearing a battle vest, was dressed in camouflage fatigues, and was carring a Kalashnikov rifle, cartridges, hand grenades, and a Koran.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Comments:
Sources in the Southern Command suspect that he was on his way to attack a military position or a settlement.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Sep 22, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron Hills, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Nahal Brigade troops tracked down and killed one of the last remaining Hamas leaders in the Hebron Hills.

Further Details
The gunman, who was armed with a machine gun, exchanged fire with the troops before he was killed. The forces arrived at the house before dawn during a routine search for wanted men in the area. The residents of the house came out and told the forces that a masked, armed fugitive had entered the house, threatening them at gunpoint, shortly before the troops arrived.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Basel Kawasmeh
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Basel Kawasmeh, 26, a Hamas commander, who had been a fugitive for more than a year, was killed by Israeli troops in the Hebron Hills. He had forced his way into a home on the outskirts of Hebron before dawn as he fled from troops, refusing to surrender.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 


Internecine Violence - Sep 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
A local chief of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Tulkarem was killed by one of his followers, who was then shot dead in hospital, according to Palestinian security sources.

Further Details
Saleh Nassar, 30, the local leader of the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa, was killed in a hail of automatic weapons fire by Fida Tirawi, 27, witnesses said. Nassar managed to wound Tirawi before he died. The gunman fled, but other Brigades members caught up with him at the local hospital and shot him dead.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz, Agence France Presse

    Casualties:

Name:
Saleh Nasser
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Saleh Nassar, 30, the local leader of the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa in Tulkarm, was killed in a hail of automatic weapons fire by Fida Tirawi, 27, witnesses said. Nassar managed to wound Tirawi before he died. The gunman fled, but other Brigades members caught up with him at the local hospital and shot him dead.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz, Agence France Presse

 

Name:
Fida Tirawi
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Fida Tirawi, 27, shot dead local leader of the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa, Saleh Nassar. Nassar managed to wound Tirawi before he died. The gunman fled, but other Brigades members caught up with him at the local hospital and shot him dead.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz, Agence France Presse

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 19, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Kach and Kahane Chai
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron Hills, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Police uncovered a huge weapons cache belonging to Jewish terrorists. The cache included M-16 assault rifles, machine-guns, three anti-tank rockets, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and dozens of grenades that were stolen from the Israeli army.

Further Details
Shahar Dvir-Zeliger, a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, has been charged with being an accomplice to murder, of weapons theft, and belonging to a terrorist group. Prosecutors said he was procuring arms for Jewish militants suspected of killing eight Palestinians in vigilante attacks.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio

Initiated Military Operation - Sep 18, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nusseirat, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded and a Hamas militant killed when soldiers tried to arrest Hamas members in Nusseirat.

Further Details
Backed up by an assault helicopter, the ground troops, including soldiers and tanks, entered the camp from the neighbouring Netzarim settlement near Gaza City and surrounded the house of Jihad Abu Shwairah. Military sources said the purpose of the operation was to arrest militants. Soldiers came under heavy fire and clashed with gunmen. Six soldiers were wounded, and one Palestinian was killed.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jihad Abu Shwairah
Age:
34
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
IDF soldiers fought with gunmen at the house of Jihad Abu Shwairah, 34, and the Hamas military leader was killed in a gunbattle.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Palestinians said he was killed when helicopters fired missiles at his house in central Gaza, but the army said the missiles were fired at a different location.
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Sep 17, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF soldiers shot dead a Palestinian militant who opened fire on an army patrol in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Further Details
An army spokeswoman said the Palestinian shot at the patrol as it moved through the winding alleyways of the city's old market district. Troops returned fire, killing the man she said. Palestinian security sources identified the gunman as Fadi Abu Zant, 19, of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, linked to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. One of the troops was lightly injured during the gun battle and was treated at the scene.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Fadi Abu Zant
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Fadi Abu Zant, 19, of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, shot at an army patrol as it moved through the winding alleyways of Nablus' old market district. Troops returned fire, killing him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 17, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Dura, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops in the West Bank village of Dura shot dead a senior Hebron-area Islamic Jihad leader Tuesday, after he bolted from a house that had been surrounded by the Israeli soldiers.

Further Details
The slain militant, identified as Majid Abu Dosh, was among the Jihad leadership in the Hebron area. He was wearing a bulletproof vest when he tried to flee the house.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Majid Abu Dosh
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dura
Profile:
Majid Abu Dosh, was among the Jihad leadership in the Hebron area, was killed as he fled his house when it was surrounded by Israeli troops. He was wearing a bulletproof vest when he tried to flee the house. Palestinian sources said that he had thrown away his rifle as he fled.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Attempted Infiltration - Sep 14, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Atarot Airport, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian youth was shot and killed when he and other teenagers cut through a fence and broke into a disused airfield straddling the line between Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Further Details
A military source speaking on condition of anonymity said a group of people broke through the outer perimeter fence at Atarot airfield Sunday night and were heading for an inner fence. In nearby Ramallah, a Palestinian hospital doctor identified the boy as 14-year-old Ahmed Abu Latifa. The source said first reports indicated that sentries saw a group of people approaching them through the darkness and called on the intruders to halt, then fired warning shots, hitting one person. A relative said Abu Latifa he had been among 10 youngsters cutting the fence when soldiers spotted them and opened fire.

Sources:
Associated Press, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Abu Latifa
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Kalandiya
Profile:
14-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Abu Latifa, was shot and killed after he and other teenagers broke into a disused airfield straddling the line between Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Sep 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops seeking to arrest a would-be suicide bomber and his handlers came under fire in the narrow alleys of Nablus' Old City. In the intense firefight that ensued, an an elderly man who watched the fighting from a window was hit by crossfire and died.

Further Details
At 2:30 a.m., witnesses saw 15 Israeli army jeeps enter the Old City in search of members of militant groups. The troops exchanged heavy fire with gunmen, chasing after them through the dark alleys, witnesses said. A resident of the city, Fathi Bulbul, 80, died from bullet wounds, said doctors at Rafidya Hospital. His son Bashar, 35, said the elderly man was found dead on the floor next to his bed and that apparently he had gone to the window to see what was happening when he was struck by gunfire.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Fathi Bulbul
Age:
80
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Fathi Bulbul, 80, died from bullet wounds, said doctors at Rafidya Hospital. His son Bashar, 35, said the elderly man was found dead on the floor next to his bed and that apparently he had gone to the window to see what was happening when he was struck by gunfire.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Responsibility for casualty has been assigned as "propably Israel" although it is unclear who fired the shots that killed Fathi Bulbul.
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 13, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Azzariyeh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Border patrol forces found three explosives belts stashed in a washing machine in an East Jerusalem butcher's shop.

Further Details
The belts were hidden inside a washing machine in al-Azzariyeh village on the Mount of Olives, just east of Jerusalem's Old City. They were discovered following information provided by several Hamas activists arrested over the last few days. The explosives belts were ready for use and had 20 kilograms of explosives, as well as nails and metal ball bearings to increase the bomb's deadliness.

Sources:
Associated Press, Jerusalem Post, Agence France Presse

Targeted Killing - Sep 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 2
Details:
Israel Air Force helicopters attacked the home of leading Hamas figure Mahmoud Zahar in Gaza. The building was totally destroyed, an two people were killed, including Zahar's oldest son and his bodyguard. Zahar himself was lightly injured.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Khaled Zahar
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Khaled Zahar was killed when Israeli warplanes attacked and levelled the home of his father, senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, who was himself lightly wounded. Zahar's bodyguard Shehda el Dare was also killed in the attack.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Shehda el Dare
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Zahar's bodyguard Shehda el Dare was also killed when Israeli aircraft knocked down the house of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Sep 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Balata, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during clashes in the refugee camp of Balata.

Further Details
According to witnesses Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian stone-throwers killing the two men.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Nasr Eisa
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Mahmoud Nasr Eisa, 20, was killed, along with Mohammed Asi, 18 by Israeli forces during clashes in the refugee camp of Balata. According to witnesses Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian stone-throwers killing the two men.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed Asi
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Mohammed Asi, 18 was killed, along with Mahmoud Nasr Eisa, 20, by Israeli forces during clashes in the refugee camp of Balata. According to witnesses Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian stone-throwers killing the two men.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 10, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Oranit, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli Border Guardsmen saw two suspicious figures approaching the community of Oranit, stopped them and found that they were carrying two Kalachnikov rifles. The gunmen said they planned an attack that night in Hod HaSharon.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Karni, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Near the Karni crossing a Palestinian apparently armed with a bomb was killed by IDF forces who spotted him near the Karni crossing.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian was killed by IDF troops when he was seen apparently planting a roadside bomb near the Karni crossing.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 9, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 2
Details:
Acting on an intelligence tip-off, IDF undercover troops accompanied by armored units surrounded the building used as a base by the city's Hamas operational commander, Ahmend Bader and attempted to arrest him. The soldiers using loudspeakers called out to residents to leave the building and for Badr to surrender. As the residents exited the building, the troops came under heavy gunfire from the gunmen inside. A fierce gun battle erupted and tanks at the site fired a number of shells. Throughout the day, sporadic gunfire between the sides continued, with the troops remaining outside the building. In the afternoon, tanks again fired a number of rounds and light weapons fire before security forces broke into the building where they engaged in a gun battle with Bader and his aide, Izzadin Masek as they hid in the lift shaft. The two Hamas men were killed. A bystander was hit by shrapnel during the battle and also died.

Further Details
IDF undercover troops from the elite Duvdevan unit accompanied by armored units surrounded the building of 27 apartments that belongs to the Kawasmeh family, located in the Abu Kteila neighborhood near the Polytechnic College. Abdullah Kawasmeh, considered to have masterminded numerous attacks against Israelis was killed by security forces in the city in June when he attempted to evade arrest. Bader who was his deputy then became the senior Hamas commander in the city. The soldiers using loudspeakers called out to residents to leave the building when they came under heavy gunfire from the gunmen inside. A fierce gun battle erupted and tanks at the site fired a number of shells. Throughout the day, sporadic gunfire between the sides continued, with the troops remaining outside the building. In the afternoon, tanks again fired a number of rounds and light weapons fire before security forces broke into the building where they engaged in a gun battle with Bader and Masek who hid in the lift shaft. Bader's body, together with that of his assistant Izzadin Misek, were discovered lying in the lift shaft of the first floor. Near the bodies, security forces found a Kalshnikov rifle, a pistol, a grenade launcher , ammunition clips and night vision equipment. At nightfall security forces blew up the first few floors of the building but did not continue searching the higher floors fearing it may be booby-trapped. IDF officials said the building would be demolished in its entirety during the night and that no other fugitives remained inside.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Bader
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Senior Hamas commander in Hebron, Ahmed Bader, was killed by security forces following intensive gun battles with Israeli troops, who surrounded the house in which he was holed up and attempted to arrest him. The house belonged to Abdullah Kawasmeh, considered to have masterminded numerous attacks against Israelis. Kawasmeh was killed by security forces in Hebron in June when he attempted to evade arrest. Bader, who was his deputy then became the senior Hamas commander in the city. Bader dispatched the suicide bomber who blew up in the Jerusalem bus three weeks ago killing twenty-two Israelis.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Izzadin Misek
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Izzadin Misek, the aide of Hebron Hamas leader Ahmed Bader, was killed together with Bader in an intense gunbattle with Israeli troops on 9 Sep 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Thaer Sayuri
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Thaer Sayuri, a twelve-year-old boy who lived in an adjacent building was also killed after IDF tank shells fired several rounds at the building where the fugitives were hiding out. According to the reports, Sayuri stood on the balcony of his third floor apartment watching the operation outside when he was hit by shrapnel. He died shortly after arriving at the local hospital , doctors said he had suffered shrapnel wounds to the face.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The IDF Spokesman said the army is investigating the claim.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Nisreen Hamadiyeh
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Palestinians reported that a young girl Nisreen Hamadiyeh, 10 , was also wounded during the exchange of fire. It was unclear under what circumstance she was wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
Questionable
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Bassem al Dajani
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Bassem al Dajani was wounded in the first hours of the operation to arrest Bader, and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Israeli officials were seeking to determine whether al Dajani was one of the wanted Palestinians or a civilian. Palestinians claim he was a factory worker and suffered a neck wound.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Erez Crossing, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops thwarted an attack near the Erez Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip when they shot dead an armed Palestinian in the area.

Further Details
A Kalashnikov assault rifle and hand grenades were found on the man's body. The Palestinian was reportedly wearing an IDF uniform. As IDF troops were searching the area, a 20-kilogram bomb was detonated, which failed to inflict any injuries.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
An armed Palestinian wearing an IDF uniform was shot dead by troops near the Erez Crossing. A Kalashnikov assault rifle and hand grenades were found on the man's body.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Sep 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 8
Injured: 30
Details:
At least seven people were killed and more than 30 were injured by a suicide bombing attack at a Jerusalem caf?.

Further Details
Despite the presence of two security guards, the terrorist managed to get several meters inside Caf? Hillel before detonating the explosives on his person. The caf?, located in on the main street of the cityís German Colony, is a popular meeting place for local residents. Witnesses said the terrorist was intercepted near the entrance to the restaurant by several customers, whose suspicions were aroused. They began struggling with him, and managed to shove him out of the restaurant. It was then that he blew up. Police sappers searched cars and trash bins near the scene, in order to head off any attempt to launch a second attack against responding rescue teams and medics.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
David Appelbaum
Age:
51
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
United States
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Dr. David Appelbaum, 51, of Jerusalem was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem. His daughter Nava was also killed in the blast. Dr. Appelbaum, a specialist in emergency medicine, had just returned from New York where he had delivered an address on managing the medical response to mass casualty events at a major downtown symposium on emergency preparedness. The symposium was timed to mark the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He had arrived home just in time for his daughter Nava's wedding. Father and daughter went out for coffee together for a heart-to-heart talk the last night before her wedding. Both were killed in the blast, in which seven were killed and over 50 wounded. Nava's fiance Chanan Sand collapsed in the emergency room of Shaare Zedek upon hearing the news.

Dr. Appelbaum, born in Detroit, immigrated to Israel in 1981 from Cleveland, Ohio, where he had received his medical training. He also received rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University. He served as a medical director of Magen David Adom in Jerusalem, as well as working in Shaare Zedek from 1985 to 1988. He left the hospital to found the Terem Immediate Care Center, which revolutionized emergency care in Jerusalem by treating relatively minor injuries and ailments in a freestanding clinic, freeing up hospital emergency rooms to deal with more serious cases. In 1986, Dr. Applebaum was presented with an award by the Knesset after treating terror victims at the scene of an attack on King George Street in Jerusalem while still under fire.

In 2002, Dr. Applebaum was appointed head of Shaare Zedek Medical Center's Department of Emergency Medicine, and was viewed in Israel's medical community as one of the country's leaders in the field. He introduced a number of groundbreaking changes to improve efficiency, and had extensive plans to continue this process following the completion of the new Weinstock Department of Emergency Medicine, which is now under construction. He began to staff the department with emergency medicine specialists, rather than relying on specialists in the various departments of the hospital. He also introduced the computer tracking of patients, and was insistent on cutting waiting time to an absolute minimum. When he was out of the hospital, he continued to monitor the treatment of each patient via a computer connection, even when he was abroad.

"He was one of the '36 righteous men' of the world," his oldest son Natan said. "His whole life was dedicated to saving lives." The hospital staff spoke of Appelbaum as having an outstanding personality, as a man who was intrinsically kind and who had regard for his team. "Thousands of Jerusalemites owe their lives to him, said hospital director, Professor Jonathan Halevy. He said that the hospital had suffered a grave loss, while other doctors spoke of a "great Torah scholar," a "sparkling personality," and a "model family man." He also continued to find the time to present lectures on Jewish law.

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Nava Appelbaum
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Nava Appelbaum, 20, of Jerusalem was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem. She was killed along with her father, Dr. David Appelbaum. Father and daughter went out for coffee together for a heart-to-heart talk the last night before her wedding. Both were killed in the blast, in which seven were killed and over 50 wounded. Nava's fiance Chanan Sand collapsed in the emergency room of Shaare Zedek upon hearing the news.

Nava, a graduate of the Horev girls high school, had just completed her National Service with Zichron Menahem, a voluntary organization devoted to aiding child cancer patients. She would spend the entire day with the children, and a few weeks ago accompanied a group of them on a trip to Holland.

Nava and Chanan had met three years ago in the Ezra youth movement, where both volunteered to help needy families. They were engaged last year on Purim and decided to get married after Nava completed her National Service and Chanan the first year of study at yeshiva. Chanan described her as "his other half, a match made in heaven." He described their relationship as something special. They never argued, and complemented one another. Chanan placed the wedding ring he had brought for the ceremony on the cloth covering her shroud.

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
David Shimon Avizadris
Age:
51
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Mevaseret Zion
Profile:
David Shimon Avizadris, 51, of Mevaseret Zion was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem. David Avizadris usually went to the Aroma Cafe. He and his wife, Hadas, decided to go to Cafe Hillel after attending a parent-teachers meeting at their 10-year-old twins' school. They were also celebrating the news that their older son, who is in the army, had successfully completed the exams for an officers course. They were about to leave the cafe when David went inside to say goodbye. He was killed in the bombing; Hadas, who was standing near him, was unharmed. The Avizadris family, seven siblings and their mother, had immigrated to Israel from Morocco in 1956.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Shafik Kerem
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Beit Hanina
Profile:
Shafik Kerem, 27, of Beit Hanina was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem. Shafik Kerem, the eldest son of a Christian Arab from Beit Hanina in northeast Jerusalem, had been working as a waiter at Cafe Hillel for just under a month, and was expecting his first pay check. His father said Shafik had established a warm relationship with his co-workers, especially Alon Mizrahi, the security guard, and the two would often go out together after work. Both were killed in the blast. "We are a peace-loving family," his relatives said. "We want this bad time to end." Shafik had worked previously in the family's souvenir shop in the Old City of Jerusalem, but had been forced to seek other work in the wake of the wave of Palestinian terror which kept tourists away. He also worked for a time as a waiter in his younger brother's Internet cafe until it closed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Alon Mizrahi
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Alon Mizrahi, 22, of Jerusalem was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Alon Mizrahi had been working as a security guard at Cafe Hillel for the past three months. He was killed trying to prevent the bomber from entering the cafe. His brother Doron said, "I'm sure he knew he was stopping a terrorist. He saved at least 30 lives. Alon was a hero at heart. He was killed instantly and apparently didn't suffer."

Alon completed his high school studies at the Mevo'ot Yam school, and served as a mechanic in the Air Force and completed his service a year ago. His friends related that he dreamt of opening his own pub or cafe. Alon witnessed the suicide attack at the Sbarro pizzeria in August 2001. "He immediately ran to help the wounded. That was Alon."

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Gila Moshe
Age:
40
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Gila Moshe, 40, of Jerusalem was one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Anxious at the terror alert, Gila Moshe had not allowed her two children to go to the Malha mall on Tuesday. Instead, she spent the afternoon with them in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood where they lived. She then phoned a friend whose daughter serves at the Tzrifin army base to make sure she had not been hurt in the bombing that afternoon. In the evening, Gila went with a friend to hear a performance by singer Boaz Sharabi at the Jerusalem Theater. Afterwards the two women went to Cafe Hillel, which she often frequented. Gila was killed in the blast.

Gila worked as a secretary in an insurance firm. Her sister, Orna Ben-Yishai, described her as a devoted mother, full of life, who would play with her young children as if she were their age.

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Yehiel (Emil) Tubol
Age:
52
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Yehiel (Emil) Tubol, 52, of Jerusalem one of seven people killed in a suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim St., the main thoroughfare of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Yehiel Tubol, whose family had immigrated to Israel from Morocco in 1962 and settled in Jerusalem, looked after his three daughters single-handedly since his wife passed away due to illness 12 years ago.

On Tuesday, he went to Cafe Hillel for coffee to relax after a hard day's work. Yehiel worked as a house renovator and builder.

Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Ramez Simi Izzedin Abu Salim
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rantis
Profile:
Ramez Simi Izzedin Abu Salim, 22, of Rantis, carried out the bombing at the Hillel caf? in Jerusalem on 8 Sept 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press, Washington Post

 


Terror Attack - Sep 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 9
Injured: 20
Details:
Eight people were killed and some thirty wounded when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a crowded bus stop in central Israel.

Further Details
The bomber targeted a group of soldiers and civilians waiting for rides near the army base of Zrifin. Witnesses said the bomber got out of a car with a leather briefcase at around 17:50, and set off his explosives almost immediately.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Haim Alfasi
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Senior Warrant Officer Haim Alfasi, 39, of Haifa was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base. Senior Warrant Officer Haim Alfasi, who would have celebrated his 40th birthday next week, was born in Kiryat Gat. In 1989 he married his wife, Orly, and three years ago the family moved to Haifa. Alfasi, an instructor in the Signal Corps at the Tzrifin army base, would take the train every morning from Haifa, and then catch a lift to the base. He was killed on his way home.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Yaakov Ben-Shabbat
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Paredes Hanna
Profile:
Chief Warrant Officer Yaakov Ben-Shabbat, 39, of Pardes Hanna was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. A native of Pardes Hanna, Ben-Shabbat went to primary school there and graduated from high school in Kfar Batya. He performed his compulsory and regular military service in the air force, then seven years ago transferred to the regular army's training base for communications. Relatives said Ben-Shabbat had left the Tzrifin base earlier than usual, in order to pick up a birthday cake for his daughter Paz's eighth birthday party.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Mazi Grego
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Holon
Profile:
Cpl. Mazi Grego, 19, of Holon was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Mazi Grego completed her studies at the ORT High School in Holon, majoring in computers. She had recently completed a computer course in the army and had been given an office and computer of her own to take advantage of her talents. Just before the bombing, Mazi spoke to her mother Orly by phone and told her that the bus had been full and didn't stop. "If the bus had stopped she would still have been alive," her mother said.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Yael Kfir
Age:
21
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ashkelon
Profile:
Capt. Yael Kfir, 21, of Ashkelon was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Yael Kfir graduated from the High School for the Arts in Ashkelon, majoring in theater. Alongside this, her father said, she had a scientific mind, completing her math matriculation exam for the maximum 5 points with a grade of 100. She had been offered scholarships at several universities, but hadn't made up her mind what to study. In the meantime, alongside her IDF service as an instructor in the Signal Corps at the Tzrifin army base, she was studying math and history at the Open University. Yael was killed on her way home.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Felix Nikolaichuk
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
Ukraine
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Bat Yam
Profile:
Cpl. Felix Nikolaichuk, 19, of Bat Yam was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Felix Nikolaichuk, who was to have celebrated his 20th birthday in three weeks, immigrated to Israel with his father and brother from the Ukraine seven years ago. His father Sergei relates how his son already then dreamt of serving in the IDF: "He wangted to enlist and serve the country." Sergei raised his two sons single-handed, as Felix's mother remained in the Ukraine. The family are not Jewish, and are members of the Provoslav Orthodox Church.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Yonatan (Yoni) Peleg
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Moshav Yanuv
Profile:
Sgt. Yonatan Peleg, 20, of Moshav Yanuv was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Yoni Peleg was born in Israel and at the age of two moved with his family to France following his parents' divorce. They returned to Israel when Yoni was 13, and he attended the Ruppin Schol and Sharett High School in Netanya. Yoni enlisted in the army a year and a half ago, and served as an instructor on the base. Two weeks ago he was promoted to the position of coordinator. He and his girlfriend, Efrat Schwartzman, left the army base in Tzrifin together to buy a birthday gift for Efrat's mother, and were both killed in the blast.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Efrat Schwartzman
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Moshav Ganei Yehuda
Profile:
Sgt. Efrat Schwartzman, 19, of Moshav Ganei Yehuda was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Efrat Schwartzman grew up on Moshav Ganei Yehuda in central Israel. She was very active socially and served as a scouts counsellor. Efrat took her work as an instructor in the signal corps very seriously. She met Yoni Peleg a year ago at the base, and they fell in love. Efrat's parents organized rides for her to and from the army base in Tzrifin. On Tuesday, wanting to surprise her mother with a birthday gift, she left the base together with Yoni, for the first time hitching a ride. Yoni was killed instantly; Efrat died early the following morning.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Prosper Twito
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Upper Nazareth
Profile:
Cpl. Prosper Twito, 20, of Upper Nazareth was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Twito graduated from the Yigal Allon High School, but opted to study communications for two more years at the Megadim ORT School before going into the army. He was part of the army's special academic deferrals program, under which he first completed a degree in communications engineering and then entered the army as a specialist.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Ihab Abed Qader Abu Salim
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rantis
Profile:
Ihab Abed Qader Abu Salim, 19, of Rantis carried out the attack on the bus stop at Zrifin on 8 Sep 03.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Liron Siboni
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ramat Gan
Profile:
Sgt. Liron Siboni, 19, was killed in a terror attack on the bus stop at Zrifin. She was on her way home from the Tel Aviv-area Tzrifin army base when a Palestinian terrorist blew himself up at a crowded bus stop. Eight others were killed in the blast, including two other female soldiers.

Liron left her hometown of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, three years ago with her family, and completed her studies at the Amal B High School in Petah Tikva. She enlisted in the army about a year ago and served as liaison NCO for reserve soldiers in the Signal Corps at Tzrifin. Liron's family decided to donate her organs for transplant. Her mother Nava said, "She had a heart of gold, and there was no reason not to transplant such a heart in someone who needs it."

Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Work Accident - Sep 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Jebalya, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Hamas militant was killed in the premature explosion of a bomb on which he was working.

Further Details
Palestinians found the body of Hamas militant Abu Al-Hasmi Sunday near the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Al-Hasmi was apparently killed while working on an explosives device to be used in a terror attack.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Abu Al-Hasmi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jebalya
Profile:
Hamas militant Abu Al-Hasmi Sunday near the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Al-Hasmi was apparently killed while working on an explosives device to be used in a terror attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 12
Details:
Israel Air Force helicopters launched a missile strike late Sunday at an ammunition store belonging to Hamas, east of the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip

Further Details
The arsenal appears to have been kept in the home of Abdel Salam Abu Moussa, a member of the Hamas military wing. Witnesses said that at least 11 people were wounded in the strike, apparently by ammunition set off by the missiles.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 5, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
An Israeli soldier from the Naval Commando unit was killed in a clash with armed Palestinians in Nablus. A leading Hamas member was also killed in the operation.

Further Details
The commandos were seeking to apprehend a senior Hamas bomb maker, Mohammed Hanbali, who orchestrated several fatal suicide bombings and was responsible for the death of dozens of Israelis. Close to 4 A.M., soldiers on the third floor tried to open the doors of an elevator, which was stuck between the third and fourth floors. Hanbali, who had jammed the elevator, lay on its roof and when the soldiers tried to open the doors, fired and threw a hand grenade at them. Ra'anan Komemi, who headed the force, was hit in the chest, above his bullet proof vest and died shortly afterward. Four others were wounded, one severely. Soldiers on the fourth floor opened fire and threw a grenade into the elevator shaft, killing Hanbali.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ra'anan Komemi
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Moshav Aminadav
Profile:
2nd Petty Officer Ra'anan Komemi, 23, of Moshav Aminadav, from the Naval Commando unit was killed in a clash with armed Palestinians in Nablus. Ra'anan's friends said it had been his dream to serve in the naval commandos and that he had turned down an opportunity to serve in the elite General Staff Reconnaissance Unit. Deferring his enlistment, he underwent laser surgery to correct his vision in order to accepted into the commandos.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Muhammad Hanbeli
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Muhammad Hanbeli, head of the Hamas terrorist organization in Nablus, was killed in a gunbattle with Israeli troops who attempted to arrest him. Hanbeli was responsible for terror attacks causing 20 Israeli deaths and hundreds of wounded.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 5, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Building
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured:
Details:
Israeli Naval Commandos arrived at a building in Nablus where terrorists were known to be hiding. The terrorists opened fire at the soldiers and threw grenades . Soldiers returned fire and a battle ensued for 3 hours.

Further Details
One soldier was killed and three were wounded.The head of the Hamas in Nablus, Muhammed Hanbeli was killed in the fighting.

Sources:

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 4, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Israeli soldier was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper in Jenin.

Further Details
Overnight, IDF forces arrested members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Jenin. During the early morning arrest of a terrorist planning to dispatch a car bomb to Israel, Palestinians opened fire on the soldiers. St.-Sgt. Gabriel (Gabi) Uziel was shot and mortally wounded; he died en route to the hospital.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Gabriel Uziel
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Givat Ze'ev
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Gabriel Uziel, 20, of Givat Ze'ev was shot and killed by a terrorist sniper in Jenin.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 


Targeted Killing - Sep 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 12
Details:
Israeli helicopters fired four missiles at a car in Gaza City, killing a member of the Hamas military wing. Two others who were in the car with al-Huseri were injured, as well as 12 bystanders hit by shrapnel, Palestinian sources reported.

Further Details
Hamas sources said the car at which the missiles were fired belonged to Hamas military wing operative Munsar Kanitah. Kanitah died of injuries in hospital. One of dead was identified as Hader Husari, 36, a leader in the military wing of the Hamas. The third militant in the car, Nafaz Sabih, was in serious condition.

Sources:
CNN, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Munsar Kanitah
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Witnesses identified two of the dead as Munsar Kanitah and Khader al Khousari.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
CNN gave his name as Munther Kanitah
Sources:
CNN

 

Name:
Hader al-Huseri
Age:
36
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sa'gaiya
Profile:
Israeli helicopters fired four missiles at a car in Gaza City, killing member of the Hamas military wing Hader al-Huseri, 36, from Sa'gaiya. Two others who were in the car with al-Huseri were injured, as well as 12 bystanders hit by shrapnel, Palestinian sources reported.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 1, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
An undercorver border police unit arrested Sufian Tipi, believed to be the Hamas second-in-command in Tulkarm.

Further Details
The army said Tipi is believed to have been involved in a long chain of terror attacks on Israelis.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Violent Clash - Aug 31, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
Israeli troops critically wounded a 15-year-old Palestinian in a clash with hundreds of youngsters throwing stones and at least one firebomb at tanks and jeeps on the first day of the new school year.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Terror Attack - Aug 31, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Ground-to-Ground Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinians fired five mortars at an Israeli settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported, though there was some damage to several of the settlement's structures.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Terror Attack - Aug 31, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Kalkilya, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
An Israeli Arab construction worker was moderately wounded in a shooting attack at the building site of the separation fence, near the West Bank city of Kalkilya.

Further Details
The man, 40, was taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava for treatment. He is a resident of Be'er Sheva, Army Radio reported. Palestinians said that Israel Defense Forces troops entered Qalqilyah and imposed a curfew on the city following the shooting attack.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Ha'aretz, Army Radio

Crossfire - Aug 31, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 7
Details:
Israeli army fire killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded seven other Palestinians in Khan Yunis refugee camp.

Further Details
Hospital officials said the girl, Aya Fayad, was shot in the chest by soldiers firing at the camp from a nearby military base.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Aya Fayad
Age:
12
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Aya Fayad was hit by gunfire, reportedly when Israeli troops opened fire from a nearby military base. Witnesses said that she was riding her bike near her home in Khan Yunis at the time.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
An army spokesperson said that an investigation into the incident had been opened.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Aug 31, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah Yam, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
An Israeli truck driver was seriously wounded after being shot by a Palestinian sniper near the hothouses of Rafah Yam, a settlement in the southern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The sniper targeted the truck driver, a resident of the southern town of Ofakim, from the Rafah neighborhood of Tel Sultan.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Aug 30, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Oranit, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Two operatives from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were arrested while armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and loaded cartridges. One of the arrested men was en route to a planned terror attack in a city within the Green Line, Israeli security sources said.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Targeted Killing - Aug 30, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nusseirat, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 2
Details:
An Israel Air Force helicopter missile strike killed two leading Hamas field operatives in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
An IAF helicopter fired several missiles at a car carrying two Hamas men, Abdullah Akel, 34, and Farid Mayet, 29. The two died on the spot. Two male bystanders, ages 40 and 45, were wounded by shrapnel, according to hospital officials. The two Hamas men, Israeli security officials said, were on their way to secure Qassam rockets in order to fire them at Israeli targets. Akel and Mayet, the Israeli sources claimed, were leading Hamas field operatives in the central part of the Gaza Strip. The two had been involved in weapons production, and the firing of missiles and mortar shells. Akel spent some time in Israeli prisons during the first intifada. The attack was the fifth such missile attack undertaken in the past 10 days, since Israel's cabinet decided to mount wide-ranging operations against the Hamas leadership.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdullah Akel
Age:
34
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Buriej
Profile:
An IAF helicopter fired several missiles at a car carrying two Hamas men, Abdullah Akel, 34, and Farid Mayet, 29. The two died on the spot. Akel was known as a leading field commander of the Hamas military wing in Central Gaza. He had been jailed for his involvement with the group during the first Palestinian uprising between 1987 and 1993.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Farid Mayet
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Buriej
Profile:
An IAF helicopter fired several missiles at a car carrying two Hamas men, Abdullah Akel, 34, and Farid Mayet, 29. The two died on the spot. Mayet was an assistant to Abdullah Akel.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Aug 29, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Alon Highway, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
An Israeli was killed in a shooting attack northeast of Ramallah. The slain man's wife, who was seven months pregnant, sustained moderate injuries. She was taken to a Jerusalem hospital, and her baby was delivered by ceasarian section.

Further Details
The Israeli killed was identified as Shalom Harmelech, 25, a resident of the Humash settlement. His wife, Limor, was listed in moderate condition.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Shalom Harmelech
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Humash
Profile:
was killed in a shooting attack northeast of Ramallah. The slain man's wife, who was seven months pregnant, sustained moderate injuries. She was taken to a Jerusalem hospital, and her baby was delivered by ceasarian section.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, Israel Radio

 


Terror Attack - Aug 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Ground-to-Ground Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ashkelon, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Qassam rocket hit the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, but caused no damage or casualties. The rocket crashed to the ground next to a brewery in an industrial zone on the edge of the city.

Further Details
Earlier the same week, Palestinian militants had fired a rocket that landed on a beach just south of Ashkelon, but this one landed inside city limits, marking the crude homemade projectiles' deepest penetration into Israel.

Sources:
LA Times, Jerusalem Post

Targeted Killing - Aug 28, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Hamas operative in Khan Younis was killed by missiles fired from an IAF helicopter.

Further Details
Kalakh was the sixth Hamas member to be killed in a rapid-fire series of Israeli raids that began Aug. 21 with the killing of a senior Hamas leader, Ismail abu Shanab. All the others since targeted in the wave of airstrikes were said to be members of a Hamas cell that manufactured and fired mortar rounds and Kassam-2 rockets like the one that struck the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon the previous day.

Sources:
Associated Press, LA Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Hamdi Kalakh
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Hamdi Kalakh, 23, a member of Hamas military wing was killed by an Israeli missile strike in Khan Younis. The Israeli army said he was responsible for mortar, rocket and bomb attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians. Hamas members in the Deir al Balah refugee camp, outside Khan Yunis, confirmed that Kalakh was a leader of the local branch of Izzidin al-Qassam, Hamas' military wing.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Israel Radio, Israelinsider, Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Aug 27, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Knife Attack
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rachel's Tomb, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian armed with a knife was shot dead near the entrance to Rachael's Tomb.

Further Details
A Palestinian terrorist started running towards the checkpoint with a knife in his hand," an Israeli military source told AFP. "The soldier, in order to ensure his own safety, opened fire and managed to hit him. He was killed." Witnesses said that they had seen the body of the victim, who was aged about 17, lying in the road before he was driven away in an Israeli ambulance. Palestinian security officials said they were in contact with their Israeli counterparts to establish the identity of the young victim who did not appear to have been carrying identification papers.

Sources:
Agence France Presse, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian armed with a knife was shot dead near the entrance to Rachael's Tomb. Witnesses said that they had seen the body of the victim, who was aged about 17, lying in the road before he was driven away in an Israeli ambulance. Palestinian security officials said they were in contact with their Israeli counterparts to establish the identity of the young victim who did not appear to have been carrying identification papers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Agence France Presse

 


Targeted Killing - Aug 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jebalya, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 15
Details:
One person was killed and 15 were injured, when missiles fired at the car of a senior Hamas member missed their mark in the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza.

Further Details
According to officials, the Hamas men fled the car just before the missiles struck. Khaled Massoud, the target of the attack, is believed to have suffered light to moderate wounds. Another passenger, identified as Wael Elkalan, escaped unscathed. The attack killed bystander Hassan Hamlawi, 64, who was sitting on the sidewalk outside his water pipe shop when the missiles hit nearby. Among those hurt were four children, including an 8-year-old boy who was in critical condition, doctors said. Israeli security officials said Massoud's brother, Tito, a former Hamas member, was killed in an IAF missile attack in June. Officials said both brothers were involved in manufacturing Kassam rockets and launching them against Israel.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Hassan Ali al-Hamlawi
Age:
64
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jebalya
Profile:
Hassan Hamlawi, 64, from the Jebaliya refugee camp, was killed when Israeli missiles fired at a car carrying Hamas members missed their mark. Hamlawi was hit by shrapnel while sitting outside his water-pipe shop.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Sana Dour
Age:
11
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
An 11-year-old Palestinian girl died on 2 Sep of injuries sustained the Israeli missile strike against a Hamas militant. Sana Daour became the third victim of the attack, which killed two other bystanders, but missed its target, Hassan Masoud. Dozens were also injured in the strike.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Khaled Massoud
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Hamas leader Khaled Massoud died on 6 September of wounds ustained in Aug. 26 IDF missile strike in Gaza City.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Targeted Killing - Aug 24, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 0
Details:
Four Hamas militants were killed in an Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
Witnesses said the first missile fired from the helicopter struck near the car in which the men were riding near the beach in Gaza City at 10:10 p.m. All four men leaped from the car and sought cover under trees and bushes in a nearby vacant lot. The helicopter pilots, equipped with night-vision equipment, fired three more missiles that hit the four men, witnesses said. An Israeli army spokesman said their main target was Ahmed Aishtawi, 24, who they described as the head of operations for Hamas in Gaza. He was accompanied by Wahid Hamaf who was a Hamas activist.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, New York Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Abu Lebda
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Hamas militant Mohammed Abu Lebda, of Rafah refugee camp , was killed together with three other Hamas militants were killed in Gaza in an Israeli helicopter attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ahmad Abu Hillal
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Ahmad Abu Hillal was killed together with three other Hamas militants were killed in Gaza in an Israeli helicopter attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Ahmed Aishtawi
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Ahmed Aishtawi, of Gaza City, was killed together with three other Hamas militants were killed in Gaza in an Israeli helicopter attack. An Israeli army spokesman said Ahmed Aishtawi, 24, was the main target of the strike. They described him as the head of operations for Hamas in Gaza. Palestinians said that Aishtawi was the leader of Group 103, a Gaza cell of Hamas that had concentrated on laying explosives for blowing up Israeli tanks. An Israeli military official said intelligence officials had observed Aishtawi for several months and that he was involved in a spate of 30 mortar attacks on Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press, New York Times

 

Name:
Wahed El-Hams
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Wahed El-hams was killed together with three other Hamas militants were killed in Gaza in an Israeli helicopter attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
AP gave his name as Wahid Hamaf.
Sources:
AFP, AP

 


Violent Clash - Aug 23, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Palestinian gunmen were killed in a shootout with Israeli troops patroling Nablus. The men were from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Khaled Namrouti
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Khaled Namrouti, an Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade member, was killed in Nabus on 22 August, together with two other fugitive suspects who engaged Israeli soldiers in a firefight from the roof of a hospital.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Violent Clash - Aug 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian youth was killed and five others injured when they fired at Israeli border policemen makin arrests in Tulkarm. The military officials said the boy was armed.

Sources:
New York Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
A 16-year-old boy was killed during a clash with Israeli soldiers in Tulkarm, according to military officials and Palestinian witnesses. The military officials said he was armed.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
New York Times

 


Targeted Killing - Aug 21, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 30
Details:
Israeli aircraft launched missiles at a car in Gaza City , killing a senior leader of Hamas and two of his bodyguards and injuring 30 bystanders.

Further Details
The attack targeted and killed Ismail Abu Shanab, one of the founders of Hamas. The attack occurred at about 1 p.m. as he and two bodyguards were traveling in his white Volkswagen Golf station wagon on Sinah Street in central Gaza City, just outside the Gaza governor's office and near the headquarters of the U.N. relief agency. In the past, Israel has used AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships for such attacks, but today witnesses said they saw no helicopters. They said that the car was struck by three to six missiles fired over several minutes and that they spotted F-16 fighter jets in the sky. Israeli military officials would not identify the type of aircraft or missiles used in the operation.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ismail Abu Shanab
Age:
53
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Abu Shanab, 53, was killed in an Israeli missile attack on 21 August. He was a close adviser to Hamas's founder and spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin. An English-speaking engineer who was educated at the University of Colorado, Abu Shanab was a key negotiator for Hamas in the recent cease-fire talks between the militant groups and Abbas. He served as a spokesman for Hamas and made frequent appearances on international television networks, most recently on Wednesday. Two of his bodyguards were killed. An elderly woman died on 27 Aug of injuries sustained in the attack.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Momen Baroud
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Momen Baroud, a bodyguard of Abu Shanab, was killed along with the Hamas leader and another bodyguard when Israeli helicopter missiles hit the car in which they were riding .
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Hani Abu-Amrain, a bodyguard of Abu Shanab, was killed along with the Hamas leader and another bodyguard when Israeli helicopter missiles hit the car in which they were riding.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Sabera Hamdia
Age:
70
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Sabera Hamdia, 70, was wounded in the Aug. 21 Israeli air strike which targeted and killed Hamas leader Abu Shanab. She died of her wounds Aug. 27.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Aug 19, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 24
Injured: 102
Details:
Twenty-one people were killed, including five children, in a suicide bombing in downtown Jerusalem Tuesday night. Thirteen people were seriously wounded, while another 13 sustained moderate to serious injuries. A total of 102 people were hospitalized.

Further Details
The explosion ripped through a packed city bus shortly after 21:00, as the bus passed through the neighborhood of Shmuel HaNavi. The bus, an extended accordion-style vehicle with two passenger sections, was packed to capacity. The bomb was apparently set off in the middle of the bus to cause maximum damage. At lease five children were among the dead, while 40 children were wounded, four critically. The bus was totally destroyed by the explosion, and a second bus that had pulled up alongside had its windows blown out.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post.

    Casualties:

Name:
Lilach Kardi
Age:
22
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Lilach Kardi, 22, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Lilach Kardi was eight months pregnant when she was murdered. She was on her way home from the Western Wall, where she had gone to pray for an easy birth.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post.

 

Name:
Menachem Leibel
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Menachem Leibel, 24, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Menachem Leibel was in the habit of praying at the Western Wall every evening, and was on his way home when murdered. A student at the Mir Yeshiva, he was the grandson of Rabbi Yona Leibel, one of the leaders of the Braslav Hassidim.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Shmuel Zargari
Age:
1
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Shmuel Zargari, 11 months, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Shmuel died in his mother's arms as the family was returning from an excursion to the Western Wall. Ya'acov and Nava Zargari had taken their children Michael, 13, Netanel, seven, Esther, six, Avigail, two, and Shmuel with them, leaving their eldest son, Moshe, 15, at home in the capital's Bukharan quarter. On the bus home, the two girls sat together ahead of the boys, and the parents sat together with Shmuel. A moment before the blast, one of the girls gave up her seat to a pregnant woman, Lilach Kardi. When the terrorist struck, Kardi and Shmuel were killed, while the girls and their parents were wounded. The boys escaped harm.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Yaakov Issachar Dov Binder
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Yaakov Issachar Dov Binder , 50, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Yaakov Binder was walking past the bus on his way to the bar mitzva of a friend's son when the terrorist exploded his bomb, murdering him as well. Yaakov Binder was head of the Kashrut department of the Jerusalem religious council.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Eliezer Weisfish
Age:
42
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Rabbi Eliezer Weisfish, 42, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Eliezer Weisfish belonged to a prominent Braslav hassidic family. Shortly before his death, he had completed making arrangements to travel to Ukraine for the traditional Rosh Hashana visit to the tomb of Rabbi Nahman of Braslav. He was returning from the bar mitzva celebration of the son of a family friend when he was slain.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Goldie Taubenfeld
Age:
43
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
United States
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
New York
Profile:
Goldie Taubenfeld, 43, of New Square, New York, and her son, Shmuel, three months, were two of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Goldie Taubenfeld had come to Israel with her husband, 16-year-old daughter, Batsheva, and infant son, Shmuel, to participate in a family wedding. On her way back from a visit to the Western Wall with the two children, Goldie and Shmuel were killed and Batsheva was wounded. Taubenfeld was the mother of 13 children and came from a prominent hassidic family in New Square.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem

 

Name:
Shmuel Taubenfeld
Age:
1
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United States
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
New York
Profile:
Shmuel Taubenfeld, three months, of New Square, New York, and his mother, Goldie, 43, were two of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Shmuel Taubenfeld had come to Israel with his mother, father, and 16-year-old sister, Batsheva, to participate in a family wedding. On his way back from a visit to the Western Wall with his mother and sister, Shmuel and Goldie were killed and Batsheva was wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Mordechai Reinitz
Age:
49
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Netanya
Profile:
Mordechai Reinitz, 49, of Netanya was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Mordechai Shalom Reinitz was on the first day of vacation in Jerusalem with his family and had taken two of his sons, Mendy, 11, and Issachar, nine, to visit the Western Wall. They were on their way back to their hotel when the terrorist struck. Mordechai and Issachar were killed outright; Mendy was seriously wounded. Reinitz was the spiritual leader of the Darkei Avot religious elementary school for boys in Kiryat Sanz, responsible for some 600 pupils aged three to 14.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Issachar Reinitz
Age:
9
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Netanya
Profile:
Issachar Reinitz, nine, of Netanya was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Issachar Dov Reinitz was on the first day of vacation in Jerusalem with his family and had gone with his father, Mordechai, 49, and brother, Mendy, 11, to visit the Western Wall. They were on their way back to their hotel when the terrorist struck. Mordechai and Issachar were killed outright; Mendy was seriously wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Liba Schwartz
Age:
54
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Liba Schwartz, 54, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. On the night she was murdered, Schwartz had gone to the Wall to say Psalms in honor of her son, Yoel, 16, who was beginning his studies at a yeshiva. Schwartz worked as a sewing teacher and was soon to be awarded a regular teaching certificate.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Binyamin Bergman
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Binyamin Bergman, 15, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. The night before he was murdered, Bergman had celebrated with his classmates the end of their studies at the Shomrei Hahomot Yeshiva, a middle school, and their promotion to studies next year at a yeshiva high school.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Miriam Eisenstein
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Bnei Brak
Profile:
Miriam Eisenstein, 20, of Bnei Brak was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Miriam Eisenstein would visit the Western Wall once a week, to pray for herself and for her family. An honors graduate of the Beit Ya'acov Teachers Seminary, she devoted herself to the children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Hanoch Segal
Age:
65
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Bnei Brak
Profile:
Hanoch Segal, 65, was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Hanoch was in Jerusalem visiting his son when he was killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Chava Nechama Rechnitzer
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Bnei Brak
Profile:
Chava Rechnitzer, 19, of Bnei Brak was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Chava Rechnitzer was engaged to be married and had gone to the Western Wall to pray for a successful marriage. She was on her way home when she was killed. Chava was a graduate of the Beit Malka School for Girls and had just completed a year of additional study.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Shmuel Wilner
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Shmuel Wilner, 50, was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Shmuel was a Satmer Chasid, who ran a shop for plastic goods in Mea Shearim.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Avraham Bar Or
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Avraham Bar-Or, 12, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Avraham was returning from a visit to the Western Wall with his parents, Naomi and Yosef, and seven of his nine siblings when the terrorist struck. His entire family was wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post.

 

Name:
Elisheva Meshulami
Age:
16
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Bnei Brak
Profile:
Elisheva Meshulami, 16, of Bnei Brak was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Elisheva and her mother, Sima, 55, had come to Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall and were on their way home when the terrorist struck. Her mother was seriously wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post.

 

Name:
Feiga (Zippora) Dushinsky
Age:
50
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Feiga Dushinski, 50, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Feiga Dushinski was in the habit of praying every evening at the Western Wall. She was riding the bus home when the terrorist struck.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz.

 

Name:
Tehila Nathanson
Age:
3
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Tehilla Nathanson, three, of Zichron Ya'acov was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. The Nathanson family had begun their visit to Jerusalem with prayers at the Western Wall and were on their way to a grandparent's home when the terrorist struck. Mother Chana, 27, father Matanya, 27, daughters Yehudit, six, and Shoshana, six months, were all wounded in the blast that killed Tehilla.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Maria Antonia Reslas
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Philippines
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
Philippines
Profile:
Maria Reslas, 39, of the Philippines was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Maria Antonia Reslas came to Israel from the Philippines to care for an elderly woman after she was left a widow more than four years ago. She left her son, today 16, behind. After working as a caregiver for a time, she switched to house cleaning, and would work in three or four homes in Jerusalem each week. As an illegal foreign worker, she constantly sought a legal job that would allow her to remain in Israel. She had gone to the capital's Old City to visit a friend and was traveling to the Shmuel Hanavi area to work at another job when she was slain.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Fruma Rahel Weitz
Age:
73
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Fruma Weitz, 73, of Jerusalem was one of 21 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Fruma Rahel Weitz was mortally wounded in the bombing attack and died without regaining consciousness four days later. Weitz was accustomed to pray at the Western Wall early each morning. On the day of the attack, she changed her routine for some reason and went later in the day. She was on her way home when the terrorist struck. A widow for the past 32 years, she raised her eight children by herself.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Unknown Kardi
Age:
0
Gender:
Unknown
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Unborn child of Lilach Kardi, who was killed in the suicide bombing of a No. 2 bus in Jerusalem on 19 August.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Raed Mask
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Suicide bomber who carried out the attack on a No. 2 bus in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem on 19 August.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Tova Lev
Age:
37
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Bnei Brak
Profile:
Tova Lev, 37, of Bnei-Brak was one of 23 persons murdered by a suicide bomber on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood on August 19, 2003. Tova Lev, critically wounded in the attack, succumbed to her injuries on September 12, never regaining consciousness. The attack took place at about 9 p.m. Tova, the youngest of four children raised by Yosef and Hannah Lev, was unmarried. A kindergarten teacher, she would always spend part of her summer vacation in Jerusalem, and had gone to pray at the Western Wall, as she often did, when she was mortally wounded in the blast. Friends said that she went to pray for a husband.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 


Terror Attack - Aug 12, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Shopping Center
 
Location:
Rosh HaAyin, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 9
Details:
A Palestinian bomber set off explosives in a supermarket in Rosh HaAyin, killing himself and an Israeli man.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Yehezkel Yakutieli
Age:
423
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Rosh HaAyin
Profile:
Yehezkel Yekutieli, 43, of Rosh Ha'ayin, was murdered at his local supermarket when a teenaged Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself. Nine others were wounded in the attack, which was claimed by Fatah's al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Khamis Ghazi Gerwan
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Khamis Ghazi Gerwan, 17, was identified as the bomber who perpetrated the attack in Rosh HaAyin on 12 August.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Terror Attack - Aug 12, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Bus stop
 
Location:
Ariel, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 4
Details:
A Palestinian bomber set off explosives at a bus stop outside the West Bank community of Ariel, killing himself and an 18 year-old Israeli. A second Israeli died nearly three weeks later of injuries sustained in the bombing.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Erez Hershkovitz
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Elon Moreh
Profile:
Erez Hershkovitz from Elon Moreh was killed when a Palestian bomber set off explosives at a bus stop outside Ariel on 12 Aug 03. Hershkovitz was a member of the IDF academic reserves and had just completed basic training two days before. He was about to resume technological studies.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 

Name:
Islam Yousef Qteishat
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Hamas identified the bomber as Islam Yousef Qteishat, and said he was 21. However, his family later said he was 17.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Amatsia Nissanevitch
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Nofim
Profile:
Amatsia Nissanevitch, 22, who came from the Nofim settlement, was the second person to have died from the attack near Ariel.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel Foreign Ministry

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Aug 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Askar refugee camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops raiding a West Bank bomb lab killed two Hamas members, prompting threats of revenge from the Islamic militant group's military wing. An Israeli soldier also died.

Further Details
Friday's firefight near Nablus in the northern West Bank began before dawn, when soldiers surrounded a Hamas hideout to arrest two suspected bombmakers, Khamis Abu Salem and Fayez Sadder, said the raid commander, Col. Arieh Knafo. As the soldiers approached, shots rang out from inside the three-story apartment building, Knafo said. An Israeli soldier, 20-year-old Roi Oren, was killed. The soldiers returned fire, killing one of the Hamas activists, and the second was buried under the rubble when an explosion tore through the building, which housed a bomb lab containing dozens of pounds of explosives, the colonel said. The explosion that occurred after soldiers returned fire came from a bomb factory located on the third floor where the fugitives were preparing bombs to be used in attacks against Israelis he said. The blast caused the third floor and the roof of the second floor to collapse he said. Local Palestinian families who lived in the building on the first and second floor under the bomb factory were evacuated by IDF forces after the explosion occurred. A third Palestinian died in a hospital of a gunshot wound, according to hospital officials. Witnesses said he was shot when soldiers fired on Palestinian stone-throwers during a raid. The Israeli army denied that they had fired live ammunition against the stone-throwers. A military source later told Ha'aretz daily that the weapons plant in the building where the Hamas men were killed was the largest of its kind discovered to date in the territories. Though Hamas is committed to the hudna agreement, its "engineers" in Nablus have continued to supply weapons belts to any buyers, for a price of a few thousand dollars per explosive pack. Buyers included rogue cells from the military wings of Fatah and Islamic Jihad in the West Bank.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Khamis Abu Saalem
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Hamas bomb-maker killed in an IDF raid on a Hamas hideout near Nablus. An Israeli soldier and a second Hamas member were also killed in the raid. Palestinian sources said that Abu Salaam was a top Hamas military wing commander in Nablus.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Fayez Sadder
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
A high-level Hamas member who was killed in an IDF raid on his hideout on 8 August. An Israeli soldier and a second Hamas member were also killed in the raid.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian died in a hospital of a gunshot wound, according to hospital officials. Witnesses said he was shot when soldiers fired on Palestinian stone-throwers during a raid. The Israeli army denied that they had fired live ammunition against the stone-throwers.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
It is not clear from the reports whether he was killed by shots fired by the soldiers or by the Hamas members holed up in the building.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Roi Oren
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Moshav Udim
Profile:
Staff-Sergeant Roi Oren, 20, from Moshav Udim near Netanya, was killed early Friday morning in a battle with Palestinian terrorists in a refugee camp near Nablus. Oren belonged to the IDF's elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13, which entered the Askar refugee camp east of Nablus on the West Bank at 4:30 A.M. to arrest wanted Hamas terrorists. Two top Hamas bombmakers were killed during the raid.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Aug 8, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 3
Details:
Israeli troops moving through woodland on the edge of Jenin exchanged fire with armed Palestinians, Palestinian security sources said. Three Palestinians were wounded, one seriously.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Internecine Violence - Aug 7, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Three masked gunmen shot and killed a Palestinian man they accused of collaborating with Israel in the center of Ramallah on Thursday, witnesses and doctors said.

Further Details
Witnesses said the three gunmen pushed the man into a car and drove to the center of town. Then, one of the gunmen pulled the man from the car and shouted, "In the name of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, we carry out the sentence of death," and shot the man. Palestinian intelligence sources said the man was one of 334 prisoners released by Israel the previous day, but this could not be immediately confirmed. Doctors identified him as Samer Sharour, in his early 20s, and said he was shot six times in the head and chest and was dead before an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Samer Sharour
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Samer Sharour, in his early 20s was killed by masked Palestinian gunmen in the center of Ramallah on 7 August. Palestinian intelligence sources said the man was one of 334 prisoners released by Israel the previous day.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Age is approximate
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Aug 4, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Faroun, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian was killed while attempting to plant a bomb on the road leading to the village of Faroun. The Martyrs of al-Aqsa confirmed that the militant was one of its members.

Further Details
A military source told The Jerusalem Post : "Paratroopers, working with IDF intelligence, found and killed a Palestinian who was planting roadside charges at the entrance of the village of Farun, near the West Bank town of Tulkarm," the source said. "Paratroopers used automatic weapons and grenades as they came up and surprised the terrorist, not giving him time to set off the 10 kilo bomb he had been preparing to ambush IDF patrol jeeps."

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Nihad Razek Qassam
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Nihad Qassam, a Tanzim fugitive, was shot dead by soldiers as he attempted to plant a bomb on the road leading to the village of Faroun on 4 Aug 03. Qassam participated in numerous shooting and bomb attacks against IDF troops in the Tulkarm area since October 2001 and helped Ramallah Tanzim members plan an attack in the Jerusalem area, which was foiled by security forces. Sami Tsobah, of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Tulkarm, who was arrested last month, told investigators that Qassam had also been involved in the shooting of security guards in July 2002 near Faroun.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Aug 3, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
A-Ram Junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Police shot to death a Palestinian driver north of Jerusalem when he refused a police request to stop and rammed a police car.

Further Details
The incident occured at the A-Ram intersection, between Kalandia and the A-Ram roadblock north of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning. Ghaliya was driving a transit van with Israeli license plates towards Jerusalem when policemen driving in a jeep travelling in the opposite direction signalled him to stop. The policemen initially suspected that the car was stolen, police officials said, or that Ghaliya was planning to perpetrate an attack. They verified that he was the owner of the vehicle, but that he had failed to change the car's license plates to Palestinian ones, itself a security offense. Ghaliya ignored the police's warnings and rammed into the front right side of the police jeep, jumped out of his car leaving the motor running, and attempted to flee on foot. The policemen got out of their car in pursuit, called out to Ghaliya to stop, and fired a warning shot in the air before shooting Ghaliya. The vehicle continued moving down the road and collided with a parked oil tanker.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Suleiman Abu-Raliya
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jericho
Profile:
Police said they were on routine patrol in the A-Ram-Qalandiyah area when they asked Suleiman Abu-Raliya, who is from a refugee camp in Jericho, to stop for inspection. However, the driver kept going and hit a police patrol car. The officers, who were not hurt in the collision, fired at Abu-Raliya, the only person in the car. Abu-Raliya was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead. Originally from Jericho, Abu-Raliya lived in the area of Bir Naballah
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
More info needed.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Terror Attack - Aug 3, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Har Gilo, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 4
Details:
A mother and her 9-year-old daughter were badly wounded in an ambush on an Israeli car on the Southern outskirts of Jerusalem near Bethlehem. Two other children were slightly injured.

Further Details
Magen David Adom officials said crews sent to the site treated a 39-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and her 9-year-old daughter, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The two, whose conditions were described as serious to moderate, were transferred to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem. Two other children, a 14-year-old girl and her twelve-year-old brother, were treated at the site. The teenager was later transferred to hospital.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Jerusalem Post

Unknown - Aug 2, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian boy died in a Gaza Strip hospital after an explosive device went off in his hands, hospital sources said.

Further Details
A statement issued by the Palestinian security services said that a Palestinian teenager was killed and six other people were wounded in two explosions in Gaza. One blast destroyed a house in Khan Younis, wounding two men. In Deir el-Balah, a 14-year-old was killed and four other teenagers were wounded when explosives went off in their hands. The statement said the explosives were being stored in houses and it appealed to Palestinians to cooperate with security forces "to fight this phenomenon."

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Unknown Unknown
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Deir el-Balah
Profile:
A Palestinian boy died in a Gaza Strip hospital after an explosive device went off in his hands, hospital sources said. Four other teenagers were wounded in the explosion.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Jul 26, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Beit Hagai, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF units near the Beit Hagai junction close to Hebron blew up a 10-to-15 kilogram bomb that had been placed there by terrorists.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Unknown - Jul 25, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Barta, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
A soldier accidentally fired a burst from an APC-mounted machine gun in the West Bank town of Barta, killing a 5-year-old boy and injuring his two sisters.

Further Details
The APC had been positioned near the entrance to the village to prevent Palestinians from entering Israel. When the machine gun went off, bullets struck the Kabha family's car, fatally wounding Mahmoud. His two sisters, aged six and seven, suffered light to moderate wounds and were taken to Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Hadera in Israel. Mustafa Atatra, the child's grandfather, said he was parking his car approximately 200 meters from the APC when the shots were fired and his grandson was hit in the head. Atatra claimed 16 bullets hit the vehicle. The IDF expressed regret over the incident, describing it as an operational mishap, and declared that a comprehensive investigation would be carried out. The initial probe was conducted by Samaria commander Col. Dan Hefetz together with the unit's commander, but the IDF said the Military Police would conduct a formal investigation.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Kabha
Age:
5
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Barta
Profile:
Mahmoud Kabaha, five, was killed when a soldier accidentally fired a burst from a tank-mounted machine gun bullets, hitting the car in which Mahmoud was sitting. Two of Mahmoud's sisters were injured in the accident.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Jul 24, 2003

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Shoket Junction, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Border Police officer shot and killed a Bedouin man Thursday near the Shocket junction in the south of the country after he refused to cooperate with a routine security check.

Further Details
The dead man was identified as 23-year-old, father of three Mohammed Abu al-Jia'an from a Bedouin settlement in the Negev. The incident happened around 11 A.M. Officers ordered Jia'an to stop when they noticed that he was carrying four Palestinians and suspected that they did not have the proper permits to enter Israel. They initially said that they opened fire when he refused to stop the car.

However, an investigation was opened into the case and on 3 Oct 03, it was announced that the border guard who killed Abu al-Jia'an would stand trial in the incident:

Associated Press:
An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter Thursday over the July shooting of a Bedouin driver who refused an order to roll down his window, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman said.

The charge sheet said Alex Digodker and a fellow officer of the paramilitary border police stopped Nasser Abulkian at a junction in southern Israel's Negev desert, after being tipped that he was smuggling Palestinians into Israel illegally from the West Bank, five kilometers (three miles) away.

Digodker went to the driver's door and ordered Abulkian to roll down his window. When he failed to comply, Digodker fired a shot from his M-16 assault rifle through the glass, hitting Albukian in the chest and killing him, it said."

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Abu al-Jia'an
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Negev
Profile:
Mohammed Abu al-Jia'an, 23-year-old, father of three, from a Bedouin settlement in the Negev, was shot and killed by a Border Police officer when he refused to stop for a routine inspection. Officers ordered Jia'an to stop when they noticed that he was carrying four Palestinians and suspected that they did not have the proper permits to enter Israel. They opened fire when he refused to stop the car.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The police said that the exact circumstances leading up to the shooting have yet to be clarified and the matter is now being investigated by an internal police investigation unit.
Sources:
Ha'aretz