Patt junction massacre
Location Jerusalem
Date June 18, 2002
Target Egged bus
Attack type suicide bomber
Death(s) 19
Injured 74+
Perpetrator(s) Hamas

The Patt junction bus bombing was a suicide bombing on an Egged bus carried out by Hamas in Jerusalem on June 18, 2002, killing 19 people and wounding over 74.


On the morning of June 18, 2002, at 7:50 a.m., a Palestinian suicide bomber from Bethlehem got onto the Egged line 32A bus, which came from the Gilo neighborhood and stopped at Beit Safafa, an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem.[1] The bomber boarded the bus and exploded himself in the front. His explosive belt included metal balls for shrapnel in order to maximize casualties. [2]


Palestinian Islamist group Hamas claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. The suicide bomber was identified as Muhamed al-Ral, an Islamic law student at An-Najah National University in Nablus.[3] Two residents of the East Jerusalem suburb of Jabel Mukaber were tried and convicted for transporting a suicide bomber.


  1. Boaz Aluf, 54, of Jerusalem
  2. Shani Avi-Zedek, 15, of Jerusalem
  3. Leah Baruch, 59, of Jerusalem
  4. Mendel Bereson, 72, of Jerusalem
  5. Raphael Berger, 28, of Jerusalem
  6. Michal Biazi, 24, of Jerusalem
  7. Tatiana Braslavsky, 41, of Jerusalem
  8. Galila Bugala, 11, of Jerusalem
  9. Raisa Dikstein, 67, of Jerusalem
  10. Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, 70, of Jerusalem
  11. Baruch Gruani, 60, of Jerusalem
  12. Orit Hayla, 21, of Jerusalem
  13. Helena Ivan, 63, of Jerusalem
  14. Iman Kabha, 26, of Barta'a
  15. Shiri Negari, 21, of Jerusalem [4]
  16. Gila Nakav, 55, of Jerusalem
  17. Yelena Plagov, 42, of Jerusalem
  18. Liat Yagen, 24 of Jerusalem
  19. Rahamim Zidkiyahu, 51, of Jerusalem

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Violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009

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