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Chronology of Terrorist Attacks

The following is a chronology of major terrorist attacks against Israelis in the period since Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the self-rule accord on the White House Lawn in September 1993. The incidents listed do not include the dozens of knife, ax and shooting attacks against individuals. Dec. 5, 1993 – A resident of a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip opens fire on a bus on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, killing one Israeli before being shot to death. The Islamic Jihad fundamentalist movement later claims responsibility for the attack. April 6, 1994 – A 19-year-old member of the fundamentalist Hamas’ armed wing, the Izz a-Din al-Kassam brigade, blows up a bus with a car bomb in the northern Israeli town of Afula. Nine people, including four teen-agers, are killed and more than 50 others are wounded. April 7, 1994 – An 18-year-old member of Hamas opens fire with an Uzi submachine gun at a group of Israeli soldiers standing at a hitch-hiking shelter on the Ashodod-Tel Aviv highway. One soldier is killed and four others are wounded. April 13, 1994 – A Palestinian suicide terrorist with a bomb strapped to his body blows up a bus in the central Israeli town of Hadera. Five Israelis are killed and more than 50 others are wounded. Hamas claims responsibility for the attack. Oct. 9, 1994 – Two heavily armed Hamas gunmen open fire on a Jerusalem pedestrian mall. Two people are killed and 13 others wounded. Oct. 19, 1994 – A suicide bomber boards a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv with more than 100 pounds of explosives. The explosion kills 23 people, including the bomber, and leaves 42 others wounded. Hamas claims responsibility for the attack. Nov. 11, 1994 – A suicide bicyclist with about 22 pounds of explosives strapped to his body detonates an explosion at an Israeli army checkpoint near the Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip. Three Israeli army reserve officers are killed and 11 others wounded. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for the attack. Dec. 25, 1994 – A suicide bomber sets off an explosion near a bus full of Israeli soldiers near the Jerusalem central bus station. Thirteen people are wounded in the attack. The bomber was a Palestinian police officer who was a known Hamas supporter.

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