March 23, 2011 / 2:34 PM / 9 years ago

Timeline - After long lull, bomb hits Jerusalem again

(Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a bus in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 people, police said. There was no immediate indication of who planted the device.

Here are details of the main bombings in Jerusalem in the last 10 years:

* 2001:

March 27 - Suicide bomber blows himself up next to a bus in Jerusalem’s French Hill area, injuring 30 Israelis.

August 9 - Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself and 15 people up in a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem in revenge for an Israeli missile strike.

September 4 - Palestinian wounds 15 people when he blows himself up outside a Jerusalem hospital.

December 1 - At least 10 Israelis killed and more than 150 hurt in double Palestinian suicide bombing and car bomb in central Jerusalem.

December 5 - Suicide bomber blows himself up outside a Jerusalem hotel, wounding three people.


January 27 - Two people killed and 111 injured in a suicide bombing on the Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. Wafa Idrees, 28, from the Al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah, was the first Palestinian woman bomber.

March 2 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills nine people, including five children, when he blows himself up in an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

March 9 - Suicide bomber kills 13 people and injures more than 50 by blowing himself up in the crowded Moment Cafe in Jerusalem near the prime minister’s residence.

March 21 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills himself and three others when he blows himself up in the heart of West Jerusalem.

March 29 - Woman suicide bomber blows herself up at a supermarket in the Kiryat Yovel suburb of Jerusalem, killing two people and injuring at least 20.

April 12 - Female suicide bomber blows herself up at the Mahane Yehuda market, Jerusalem’s main outdoor market, killing six people and wounding nearly 90.

June 18 - Suicide bomber blows himself up on a bus packed with schoolchildren and office workers in Jerusalem, killing 19 and wounding more than 50.

June 19 - A Palestinian suicide bomber kills seven Israelis and wounds 35 at a Jerusalem bus stop.

July 30 - Police say a suicide bomber strikes at a snack bar in central Jerusalem, near the Jaffa Road, killing himself and injuring at least four people.

November 21 - Suicide bomber blows himself up and kills ten others on a bus in a Jerusalem suburb. At least 40 wounded.

* 2003:

May 18 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 on a bus in the French Hill district of Jerusalem. 20 injured. Another suicide bomber strikes soon afterwards but kills only himself.

June 11 - 17 people are killed when suicide bomber blows up a bus near an open-air market in central Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road. At least 100 are injured. Hamas claims responsibility.

August 19 - A suspected Palestinian suicide bombing rips through a bus in Jewish west Jerusalem killing 23 people.

September 9 - Seven people are killed and dozens wounded in suicide bombing in west Jerusalem cafe.

* 2004:

January 29 - A suicide bomber blows up a bus in West Jerusalem, near the prime minister’s office killing ten people.

February 22 - A Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself up on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem, killing eight people.

September 22 - Palestinian woman suicide bomber blows herself up near a hitch-hiking post in east Jerusalem, killing two Israeli border policemen.

* 2006

April - Palestinian suicide bomber kills 11 people at a sandwich stand near Tel Aviv’s old central bus station.

* 2011:

March 23 - A bomb explodes near a bus in downtown Jerusalem. At least 20 people are injured.

Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit;

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