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Terrorism Against Israel: Comprehensive Listing of Fatalities

(September 1993 - Present)

From the Oslo Accords (Sept. 1993) until September 2000 - nearly 300 Israelis were killed in attacks.

During the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Intifada (Sept. 2000 - Dec. 2005) another 1,100 Israelis were killed.

Since December 2005, Palestinian terrorist attacks have claimed at least another 203 Israeli lives.

According to data compiled by the Israeli Shin Bet Security Agency, 2015 was the deadliest year for terrorism since 2008. Twenty-eight people were killed in terror attacks on Israel during 2015: two foreigners, one Palestinian, three members of Israeli security services, and twenty-two civilians.

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2017

January 8
Lt. Yael Yekutiel (20), Cadet Shir Hajaj (22), Cadet Shira Tzur (20), Cadet Erez Orbach (20)
A Palestinian truck driver deliberately drove his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers who had just exited a bus in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017, killing four soldiers and inflicting serious injury on over a dozen more bystanders. The attacker was shot and killed shortly after the attack by Israeli soldiers on the scene.

2016

October 9
Levana Melihi (60), Yosef Kirme (29)

Palestinian gunmen opened fire from their car at a light-rail stop outside of the main police station in Ammunition Hill, injuring two victims and killing one. Police gave chase on motorcycles after the vehicle fled the scene of the attack, and shootout ensued. One officer, Yosef Kirme, was killed, and another was wounded. The attacker, a 39-year old Palestinian, was killed as well.

June 30
Michael Mark (40)

Rabbi Michael Mark, father of ten, was driving his car with his wife and two children along Route 60 near Mount Hebron, when they were cut off by another vehicle, and bullets started flying. Mark's car flipped over after swerving off of the road. When police arrived they found upwards of 20 bullet casings inside Mark's car. Michael Mark died on the scene, and his wife and children who were in the vehicle were treated at a local hospital. The terrorist who killed Rabbi Mark had been in hiding since carrying out the attack, but was located on July 26, 2016, and killed by Israeli security forces.

June 30
Hallel Yaffa Ariel (13)

13-year old Israeli girl Hallel Yaffa Ariel was stabbed to death in her bed by 19-year old Palestinian Mohammad Tarayreh, who had broken into her home. The attacker was from a nearby village, and climbed the fence into Kiryat Arba before breaking into Ariel's home and locking himself inside, where she was alone. A brigade of local residents, including Ariel's father, realized that the fence had been breached and searched the settlement, eventually finding the attacker who was then killed by security personnel.

June 8
Michael Feige (58), Ido Ben Ari (42), Mila Mishayev (33), Ilana Navaa (39)

Four Israelis were killed and five injured when two Palestinian terrorists opened fire in the popular Sarona Market in Tel Aviv. The attackers were from the town of Yatta, and came from the same family. They were wearing suits to disguise themselves as ultra-orthodox Jews before they began shooting.

March 8
Taylor Force (28)

A Palestinian attacker began stabbing random Israelis at the entrance to the Jaffa Port, and wounded four people before taking off away from Israeli security gaurds. The attacker continued to stab pedestrians and motorists as he ran down a residential street, seriously injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. One victim stabbed by the attacker later identified as a American tourist Taylor Force, died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital soon after the attack. Force was a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on a school sponsored trip to Israel through Vanderbilt University. Although he was with a group of fellow students at the time of the stabbing, he was the only one injured.

February 24
Captain Eilav Gelman (30)

A Palestinian man attempted to stab a reserve IDF Captain and failed, nearby Israeli security forces saw the incident and responded by attempting to neutralize the stabber. The security forces accidentally shot the stabbing victim and he succumbed to his wounds on the scene. The attacker was lightly wounded and taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

February 18
Tuvia Yanai Weissman (18)

Two teenage Palestinian boys entered a supermarket and stabbed two Israelis, before being apprehended and shot by other customers in the store. One of the victims, off duty IDF soldier 21-year old Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman, was killed.

February 3
Hadar Cohen (19)

Three terrorists armed with knives, guns, and explosives, attacked a group of IDF soldiers at the Damascus Gate after the soldiers approached them. Three people including two Israeli police officers were seriously injured. 19-year old Israeli officer Hadar Cohen died of her wounds later in the day. The attackers were shot dead on scene by arriving Israeli security forces. The number and scale of the weapons recovered from the attackers made it clear that they were planning a more devastating attack, and the Israeli soldiers sacrificed themselves to protect civilians. Israeli police officers referred to this attack as an escalation, and a turning point, from the types of attacks that they had seen over the previous months. All of the attackers had family members associated with Fatah.

January 25
Shlomit Krigman (38)

Two Israeli women were stabbed while walking outside of a market in their village. After attacking the women the terrorists, aged 17 and 23, tried to enter the market but were stopped by employees who used shopping carts to block the market entrance. The terrorists were also carrying homemade pipe-bombs and other explosive devices at the time of the attack. One of the victims, 24-year old Shlomit Krigman, died of her wounds the following morning.

January 17
Dafna Meir (38)

Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six was attacked outside of her home by a Palestinian terrorist wielding a knife. The attacker approached from behind and stabbed Meir in the back of the head, and a struggle ensued eventually leading into Meir's home. She was killed by the attacker in her kitchen, but none of her children were harmed. The 16-year old assailant fled the scene, but was arrested two days later and charged with murder.

January 1
Alon Bakal (26), Shimon Ruimi (30)

At a New Years celebration at a local pub an Arab-Israeli opened fire, killing two individuals (including the pub's manager), and injuring eight. The suspect was located and killed in a shootout on January 8, 2016.

2015

December 23
Rabbi Rueven Birmajer (45)

45 year old Rabbi Rueven Birmajer was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian assailant outside Jaffa Gate, a bystander was hit and killed by a stray bullet as Israeli security forces attempted to subdue the attacker. The attacker was shot and killed on scene.

December 7
Genadi Kaufman (40)

A 40-year old Israeli man was injured in a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The attacker was shot and killed by police witnesses. The victim, identified as Genadi Kofman, died of his wounds three weeks later, on December 30.

November 23
Unnamed Victim (18)

An 18-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

November 19
Aharon Yesiab (32), Reuven Aviram (51), Ezra Schwartz (18), Ya’acov Don (51)

Two Israeli Jews were stabbed to death and two seriously injured by a 39-year old Palestinian from the West Bank, who was apprehended at the scene and taken to an Israeli hospital with minor injuries. The stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the synagogue next to the Panorama office building in Southern Tel Aviv, as afternoon prayers were going on.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on cars stuck in a traffic jam in Gush Etzion, killing an Israeli, an American tourist, and a Palestinian, and wounding seven others. Five of the wounded were American Yeshiva students. After the shooting the terrorist sped off in a car but rammed into another car, attempted to flee on foot, and was then arrested by Israeli security forces. The American victim was identified later in the day as 18-year old Ezra Schwartz, from Massachusetts.

November 13
Father (40) and Son (18)

An Israeli father and his 18-year old son were killed after two Palestinians opened-fire into their vehicle as they were driving. The mother of the family was shot as well but lightly wounded, a second son was slightly injured, and the family's three daughters who had been riding in the back were unharmed. Allegedly the first ambulance to arrive on scene was a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, and after the driver realized that the victims were Jews the ambulance drove away.

November 4
Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)

An Israeli security officer was hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot at the scene. The 19-year old security officer was seriously injured after the Palestinian man purposefully rammed into him, and was taken to a local hospital. The victim, 19-year old Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, died of his wounds four days later.

October 18
Omri Levy (19)

 21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

October 13
Richard Lakin (76)

Shooting and stabbing attack on bus in southern Jerusalem neighborhood (Armon Hanatziv). Two (ages 60 & 45) killed, 15 wounded, several seriously. Police shot and killed one of the 2 terrorist perpetrators and apprehended the second (both from Jabel Muqaber). One of the injured victims (76 year old Richard Lakin) died of his wounds two weeks later.

October 3
Aharon Banita-Bennet (22), Rabbi Nehemia Lavi

Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker.

November 23
Hadar Buchris (21), Ziv Mizrahi (20)

A 21-year old Israeli woman, Hadar Buchris, was stabbed at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. She was brought to a local hospital in critical condition but died of her wounds soon after her arrival. Israeli security forces shot and killed the assailant.

A 20-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

November 19
Reuven Aviram (51), Rabbi Aharon Yesiab (32), Yaakov Don (51), Ezra Schwartz (18)

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two people to death in the Panorama office building, outside the door of a room in the building used for prayer where afternoon services were taking place. Two more individuals sustained minor injuries. Workers in the Panorama building were instructed to go into lockdown as police searched for a possible second attacker.

In a seperate incident later in the day, a Palestinian attacker opened fire with an uzi machine gun on Israeli vehicles in Gush Etzion sitting in traffic. Three people were killed in the attack, including an American student participating in a gap-year educational program, an Israeli man, and a Palestinian man. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

November 13
Rabbi Yaakov Litman (40), Netanel Litman (18)

Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel were shot to death by Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle neat the Otniel junction in Southern West Bank. The two were seated in the front seats of their car when the terrorist opened fire. Litman's wife, who sustained minor injuries, and three daughters were in the back seat of the car.

November 4
Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)

A Palestinian terrorist purposefully rammed his car into Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, seriously injuring him. The perpetrator was apprehended directly following the attack, but Yaakovovich died of his wounds four days later.

October 20
Avraham Asher Hasano (50)

Israeli citizen Avraham Asher Hasano was driving in Fawwar, south of Hebron, when Palestinians began pelting his car with stones and he was unable to drive. He exited his vehicle and was hit by a truck and was killed.

October 18
IDF Soldier
Omri Levy (19)

21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

October 13
Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (60), Haim Haviv (78), Alon Govberg (59), Richard Lakin (76).

Two Israelis were killed and fifteen injured in a stabbing and shooting attack on a bus in Southern Jerusalem. The attackers stormed the bus and blocked people from getting off, while attempting to take control of the wheel and ram the bus into a crowded public place. One assailant opened fire with a gun while the other stabbed the bus passengers. Israeli police killed one attacker and managed to take the other into custody. One of the people injured in the attack, 76 year old Richard Lakin, died of his injuries two weeks after the attack. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky was struck by a car in Jerusalem simultaneously as the bus attack was happening. He was taken to a local hospital but died of his wounds.

October 3
Nahmia Lavi (23), Aaron Bennet (24)
A Palestinian man approached a group of Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on October 3, 2015, and began stabbing, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The attacker injured one woman and her baby, and stabbed two other members of the group to death. Israeli police shot the attacker on site, where he died. Palestinian Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker was a member of their organization.
October 1
Eitam Henkin, Naama Henkin (both early 30's)
Eitam and his wife Naama were ambushed by Palestinian gunmen as they drove with their four children, all under the age of 10, in the West Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only lightly injured. They were buried the following day, and Eitam's parents stated at his funeral that they would raise the children as their own. The funeral was attended by Israeli President Rueven Rivlin, who delivered a eulogy. During the subsequent week it was revealed that the husband, Eitam, was an American citizen, and five Hamas members were arrested in connection with the attack.
September 14
Alexander Levlovitz (64)
Alexander Levlovitz was killed after the car that he was driving was struck by stones thrown by Palestinian youths. He lost control of the vehicle and crashed while on the way home from celebrating Rosh Hashanah with his family, seriously injuring two female passengers and sustaining injuries himself that would eventually claim his life. Four Palestinian youths were arrested during the following weeks.
June 30
Malachi Rosenfeld (25)
Rosenfeld and a group of three friends were attacked by a Palestinian individual with a gun on the evening of June 29, 2015 in the Binyamin region, North of Tel Aviv. Rosenfeld's three friends sustained less serious injuries, but Rosenfeld succumbed to his bullet wounds the next day. The Shin Bet arrested the suspects who carried out the attack on July 19, 2015. The attack was perpetrated by Hamas member Ahmed Najar, who was one of the prisoners released during the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011.
June 19
Danny Gonen (25)
Danny Gonen was travelling in the West Bank in his vehicle with another 25-year old friend, when he was waved down on the side of the road by a Palestinian man seeming to need their assistance. The man opened fire on the vehicle, striking Gonen multiple times but leaving his friend relatively unharmed. Gonen was airlifted to a hospital but died of his wounds. Hamas issued a statement claiming that they “welcome this excellent and heroic attack.” The individual who attacked and killed Gonen was arrested three weeks later by Shin Bet security forces.
April 15
Shalom Sherki (25)
Shalom Sherki was killed and his girlfriend was seriously injured on Holocaust Rememberance Day, when West Bank resident Khaled Koutineh ran his car into a bus stop in Jerusalem. Koutineh was arrested and after questioning admitted to perpetrating the attack. Sherki was the son of a prominent Israeli Rabbi, and hundreds of people attended his funeral. Weeks after his death, security camera footage was released, cleatly demonstrating that Koutineh deliberately rammed his car into Sherki and his girlfriend. To view the footage, click here.

2014

November 17
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (68), Rabbi Moshe Twersky (60), Aryeh Kupinsky (43), Rabbi Kalman Zeev Levine (55), Master Sergant Zidan Sif (30) , Chaim Yechiel Rothman (55)
On November 17 2014 two Palestinian cousins Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal entered the Kehilat Yaakov Synagogue in Jerusalem at 7am armed with knives, meat cleavers, hatchets and guns, and began opening fire and wildly slashing at the estimated 25 individuals inside.  The attack killed five individuals including three US citizens holding dual US-Israel citizenships and a policeman responding to the attack, and injured six others including one more policeman who was injured during the shootout with the terrorists.  Both attackers were from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, and were known associates of the terrorist organization the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine.  In response to this attack, Israel's Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich announced that weapons carrying restrictions would be temporarily eased for private security gaurds and off duty IDF soldiers.  Police officer Master Sergant Zidan Sif, who gave his life protecting others, will be posthumously awarded the Israeli Medal of Distinguished Service, the third highest honor that can be bestowed on an Israeli officer.  At Sif's funeral the Rabbi of Kehilat Yaakov praised Sif for standing "like a wall" protecting the individuals inside.  Almost a full year after the attack, victim Chaim Yechiel Rothman died of his wounds at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
November 10
Dalia Lamkus (25), Almog Shiloni (20) 
A young woman, Dalia Lamkus was stabbed to death by an individual associated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization on November 10th.  The suspect,  Maher Hamdi A-Shalmon is a resident of Hebron and spent 5 years in prison from 2000-2005 for throwing a firebomb at IDF troops.  2 other individuals were stabbed during the attack as well, a 26 and a 50 year old man, who both sustained injuries that required medical attention.  Earlier in the day an Israeli soldier Almog Shlioni was stabbed in a seperate incident while standing at a train station in Tel Aviv.  He was treated for his multiple stab wounds at the scene and then airlifted to Sheba Medical Center where he succumbed to his stab wounds later that day.  The suspect was apprehended and was turned over to the Shin Bet for interrogation. 
November 5
Jedan Assad (38)
In a similar attack to the one that claimed the lives of a 3 month old child and a 22 year old woman on October 22, a Palestinian man drove his car into a light-rail station on November 5.  The attack left one Israeli Border Police officer dead and 14 other individuals injured.  The Border Police officer was identified as Jedan Assad, a Druze from Beit Jann.  He leaves behind a 3 year old son and a wife 5 months pregnant with their next child.  The terrorist drove the car into a crowd at a light-rail station, and then continued driving along the light-rail tracks before crashing his car and getting out brandishing a metal bar. He used the metal bar to attack Israeli police who were standing nearby, and was then shot by the officers.  The man was later identified as Ibrahim al-Akary, a man whose brother had spent 19 years in an Israeli prison and was released as part of the Gilad Shalit deal. 
October 22
Chaya Zissel Braun (3 months), Karen Mosquera (22)
On the afternoon of Wednesday October 22 a 3 month old baby girl was killed when a Palestinian individual rammed his car into a group of Israelis waiting for the light-rail train at the Ammunition Hill station.  The individual attempted to flee the scene but was shot in the chest by Israeli security personnel and later died of the wounds in an Israeli hospital.  The individual had a record of security related offenses and had served time in prison before.  8 other individuals were wounded in the attack, including Karen Mosquera who days later died of her wounds at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.  Israeli police confirmed that the baby who was killed had an American passport and her parents were American citizens who had come to Israel to study in the Yeshiva.  The following day, Hamas confirmed that the driver of the car was a member, and members of Fatah celebrated the martyrdom of the terrorist on Facebook and in the streets of Gaza.  On November 19 the Isreali military levelled the home of the individual responsible for the attack. 
August 29
Sergeant Netanel Maman (21)
Maman was a soldier in the IDF but was not on duty when he was killed.  A rocket struck near a car that he was sitting in and he succumbed to his wounds from shrapnel later in the week. 
August 26
Ze'ev Etzion, (50)- Kibbutz Nirim; Shahar Melamed, (43)- Kibbutz Nirim.
These two men were killed in the hours before the extended cease-fire took effect on Tuesday August 26.  They were killed by a mortar fired on their Kibbutz. Etzion was the Security Chief of the Kibbutz and Melamed was his Deputy. 
August 22
Daniel Tregerman (4)
Daniel Tregerman was the first Israeli child casualty during Operation Protective Edge. He was killed by a mortar while his parents rushed to get his younger siblings into their home bomb shelter in Sha'ar HaNegev.  He was laid to rest on Sunday August 24th. 
August 1
Lt. Hadar Goldin, (23)-Kfar Saba; Maj. Benaya Sarel, (26)- Kiryat Arba; Staff Sgt. Liel Gidoni, (20)- Jerusalem. 
These three brave IDF soldiers were killed in an ambush attack while they were inspecting a terror tunnel dug by Hamas. It was originally thought that Lt Hadar Goldin had been abducted by Hamas following the attack, but it was later deduced that he had died in the ensuing gun fight.  Unfortunately Hadar Goldin's body was not recovered, and in September 2016 Israel's mission to the United Nations sponsored a display of his artwork at the U.N. headquarters in a project titled “Bring Hadar Home.”
July 31
Cpt Liran Adir, (31)- Ezuz; Staff Sgt. Noam Rosenthal, (20)- Meitar; Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Marash, (22)- Rishon LeZion; Capt. Omri Tal, (22)- Yehud; Staff Sgt. Shay Kushnir, (20)- Kiryat Motzkim. 
These young men died when a mortar was fired at their station post along the border with the Gaza Strip. 
July 28
Staff Sgt. Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, (22)- Safed; Corp. Meidan Maymon Biton, (20)- Netivot; Corp. Niran Cohen, (20)- Tiberias; Staff Sgt. Adi Briga, (23)- Beit Shikma.
Four people were killed and six wounded by mortar fire on Eshkol during Operation Protective Edge. Because the attack was conducted by mortars and not rockets, there was no Code Red alert.
July 20
Maj. Tsafrir Baror, (32) - Holon; Capt. Tsvi Kaplan, (28), - Kedumim; Sgt. Gilad Rozenthal Yacoby (21) - Kiryat Ono; Sgt. Oz Mandelovich, (21), - Avtalion; Nissim Sean Carmeli, (21) - Ra’anana, Maj. Atmoz Greenberg, Sgt. Gilad Yaakovi (21) - Kiryat Ono, Max Greenberg - Beersheba
During Operation Protective Edge, 13 Israeli soldiers were killed when an armored troop carrier in Sejaiya took a direct hit from a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile. Six Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting that followed.
July 15
Name Not Yet Released (37)
This victim was a civilian who had volunteered to distribute food parcels to Israeli soldiers near the Erez crossing with Gaza when he was critically wounded by mortar fire and later died of his injuries.
June 30
Naftali Frankel (16), Gilad Shaar (16), Eyal Yifracah (19)
Frankel, Shaar, and Yifrach were hitchhiking home from attending yeshiva in Gush Etzion when they disappeared. After a three week search their bodies were found near Halhul, a short drive away from where they wer abducted. This attack is the spark that began Operation Protective Edge.
May 2
Shelley Dadon (19) - Afula
Dadon's body was found in a parking lot in Migdal Haemek with serious trauma including stab wounds. It took some time to solve the crime, but police determined she was killed for nationalistic reasons.
April 14
Baruch Mizrahi (47) - Modi'in
Mizrahi was an off duty senior police officer who was on his way to a holiday Seder when he was shot to death by Palestinian terrorists.

2013

December 24
Salah Shukri Abu Latyef (21) - Rahat
Abu Latyef was killed by a Palestinian sniper while working on repairs to the Gaza border fence as a civilian contractor for the Israel Defense Ministry. The inicdent occured very close to the northern section of the Gaza-Israel border and resulted in only the injuries to Abu Latyef, who was immediately transported to Saroka Hospital where he was declared dead.
December 15
Shlomi Cohen (31) -
Afula
Cohen, a Petty Officer 1st Class in the Israeli Navy, was shot and killed by a Lebanese sniper while driving near the Israel-Lebanon border fence in an unarmored military vehicle. Cohen was on operational duty at the time of his death. Investigation found that he was shot six to ten times from a distance of approximately 200 yards.
November 11
Eden Atias (18) - Nazareth Illit
Private Eden Atias was killed after being stabbed in the neck while on a bus in the northern Israeli city of Afula. He was rushed to a hospital in the city but later died of his wounds. Security guards stopped the assailant - Hussein Jawadra, a 16-year-old Palestinian from Jenin who is residing in Israel illegally. He is said to have acted alone though the motivation for the terror attack may have been connected to Jawadra's two cousins who are held in Israeli jails for murder.
October 10
Seraya Ofer (61) -
Brosh Habikah
Ofer, a retired IDF colonel, was murdered in a suspected terror attack outside his home in the northern Jordan Valley. Ofer's wife, Monique, told security forces her husband was bludgeoned to death by two Palestinians wielding iron bars and axes. According to Monique, at around 1 am they heard suspicious noises outside their home and her husband was attacked by the Palestinians as he stepped outside to investigate.
September 22
Gavriel Kobi (20) -
Tirat Carmel
Kobi, a combat soldier in the Givati Brigade, was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper while on guard duty positioned outside the holy Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Kobi was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where doctors tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. “From what we see, the shooting occurred over a long distance,” a senior IDF source said. “At this stage, we have no clear direction as to the identity of the shooter.”
September 21
Tomer Hazan (20) -
Bat Yam
Hazan, a non-combat sergeant in the Air force and a Bat Yam native, was lured by a Palestinian acquaintance - Nidal Amar - to the village of Beit Amin near Qalqilya in the West Bank. Amar took Hazan to an open field, murdered him and threw the body into a well. Amar was supposedlt hoping to use corpse to extort the release of his terrorist brother from Israeli jail.
April 30
Evyatar Borovsky (31) - Yitzhar
Borovsky, a father of five, was stabbed to death in the early morning by a Palestinian terrorist as he waited for a ride at the bus station near the city of Ariel in the West Bank. The Palestinians, 24 years old from Tulkarm, then stole Borovsky's pistol and began firing at a border police checkpoint in the area before he was incapacitated by the soldiers manning the post.  Borovsky is survived by his wife and five children.

 

2012

November 21
Lt. Boris Yarmulnik (28) - Netanya
Yarmulnik, an IDF reservist called to Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, succumbed to head injuries suffered during a rocket attack. Five other soldiers were also wounded in the attack and are listed in good to moderate condition.
November 20
Cpl. Yosef Fartuk (18) - Emmanuel;
Alayaan Salem al-Nabari - Negev
Fartuk, a corporal in the IDF, was killed when a rocket launched by terrorists in the Gaza Strip exploded in his vicinity in the Eshkol regional council. al-Nabari, an Israeli bedouin, was killed in a rocket attack.
November 15
Mirah Scharf (25);
Aharon Smadga (40);
Yitzhak Amselam (22) - Kiryat Malachi
Two men and one woman were killed when a rocket fired by Hamas terrorists in Gaza directly struck the apartment in which they lived. According to Israeli sources, the three were not in the bomb shelter of the building. Mirah Scharf, the woman killed, was a mother of three and pregnant of the time. Three children - including a four year boy and two babies - were also wounded as a result of the rocket strike.
September 21
Cpl Netanel Yahalomi (20) - Nof Ayalon
The 20 year old soldier in the Artillery Corps was killed when during a firefight with terrorists along Israel's southern border with Egypt. Reports from the scene indicate that the terrorists fired on Yahalomi and other soldiers after they had descended from guard towers to bring water and food to a group of African refugees camped next to Israel's security barrier.
June 18
Said Pashpasha (36) - Haifa
The father of three was killed when terrorists infiltrated Israel from Sinai and led a coordinated attack against those constructing the fence on the Israel-Egypt border.  The attacking terrorists used automatic rifles in addition to anti-tank missiles.
June 1
Staff-Sgt Netanel Moshiashvili (21) - Ashkelon
Killed when a terrorist infiltrating Israel from the southern Gaza Strip opened fire at his IDF unit which has been sent to identify and stop any terror attacks.  Soldiers responded to the incident and killed the attacking terrorist.

 

2011

October 29
Moshe Ami (56) - Ashkelon
Killed when shrapnel from a GRAD rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza hit his car. Wounded in the abdomen by the shrapnel, Ami's condition quickly deteriorated and he later died on the operating table at Barzilai Medical Center. He is survived by his mother Zvia, sister Zehava, children- Nira, Shlomi, Rachel and Yossi- & 5 grandchildren.
September 23
Asher Palmer (25);
Yonatan Palmer (1) -
Kiryat Arba
The father and his one year old son were killed when their car careened off of Route 60 in the West Bank near Hebron after being struck by stones thrown by Palestinians.
August 22
Eliyahu Naim (79) - Ashkelon
Naim sustained serious head injury while running for cover during a rocket attack on Ashkelone, he died at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on Sept 4, 2011.
August 20
Yossi Shoshan (38) - Ofakim
Killed when a GRAD rocket shot by terrorists in the Gaza strip landed near him in Be'er Sheva as he was driving to find his wife who was hiding from the attacks. Shoshan is survived by his wife who was nine months pregnant at the time of his death.
August 18
Flora Gaz (52);
Moshe Gaz (53);
Shula Karlinsky (54); Dov Karlinsky (58);
Yosef Levi (58);
Yitzhak Sela (56);
St-Sgt Moshe Naftali (22);
Chief Wrnt Officer Pascal Avrahami (49)
Eight Israeli citizens were killed and more than 40 wounded in a multi-pronged terrorist attack north of Eilat in southern Israel. Five civilians were killed when terrorists opened fire on a passenger bus and another civilian was killed in a separate attack on an empty bus. An IDF combat soldier was killed when his jeep hit an IED placed on the road and a member of the Israeli police special SWAT unit was killed when his unit led heavy fighting against a group of retreating terrorists.
April 24
Ben-Yosef Livnat (24) - Jerusalem
Killed by a Palestinian policeman while visiting Joseph's Tomb in Nablus
April 7
Daniel Viflic (16) -
Bet Shemesh

Viflic suffered mortal wounds when an anti-tank missile was fired by Hamas terrorists at a school bus in souther Israel just moments after it had dropped off the rest of the school children. The teenager died from his injuries on April 17.

March 23
Mary Jean Gardner (55) - U.K.
Gardner, a British tourist studying at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, was killed when a bomb exploded across from the Jerusalem Convention Center, near the Central Bus Station. The bomb had been placed near a telephone booth at a crowded bus stop.
March 11
Udi Fogel (36);
Ruth Fogel (35);
Yoav (11);
Elad (4);
Hadas (3 months)
Parents Udi and Ruth, along with three of their young children, were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists inside their home in the village of Itamar in ther northern West Bank during a Sabbath night. Three other children were thankfully not home at the time.

2010

December 18
Kristine Luken (46) - U.S.A.
Luken, a US citizen living in England and touring in Israel, was stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists while hiking in the hills west of Jerusalem with a friend.
August 31
Yitzhak Ames (47); Talya Ames (45)
Avishai Shindler (24); Kochava Chaim (37)
The four Israelis, including a married couple, were murdered in their vehicle in a Hamas terrorist drive-by shooting attack on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron.
June 14
Sgt. Maj. Shuki Sofer (39) - Beersheva
The IDF officer was killed, and three Israeli policemen were wounded, when Palestinian terrorists opened fire on their vehicle at Al Fawar Junction south of Hebron.
March 26
Maj. Eliraz Peretz (32) - Eli
St.Sgt. Ilai Sviatkovsky (21) -Rishon Lzion
The two IDF officers were killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists who were planting explosives along the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
March 18
Manee Singmueangphon (34) - Thailand
The foreign worker was killed when a Kassam rocket hit the hothouse area in Netiv Ha'asara, a moshav in the Ashkelon coastal region, north of the Gaza Strip.
February 10
First Sgt Ihab Khatib (28) - Kfar Maghar
Khatib, of the Arab-Druze village of Kfar Maghar, was knifed to death at the Tapuach junction in the West Bank by a senior Palestinian police officer.

2009

December 24
Rabbi Meir Chai (45) - Shavei Shomron
Rabbi Chai, of a village just west of Nablus in the northern West Bank, was killed by Palestinian terrorists in a drive-by shooting near his home.
May 9
Gregory Rabinowitz (56) - Ashdod
Kidnapped and strangled to death by 3 Palestinian near Gan Yavne in the West Bank.
April 2
Shlomo Nativ (13) - Gush Etzion
The teenager was murdered by an axe-wielding terrorist in his home town of Bat Ayin.
March 15
Senior Wrnt Ofcr Yehezkel Ramzarkar (50)
Warrant Officer David Rabinowitz (42)
Two senior police officers - Ramzarkar of Maale Ephraim and Rabinowitz of Ariel - were killed in a shooting attack near Massua in the northern Jordan Valley.
January 27
Unpublished IDF Soldier
An IDF NCO tracker was killed and three other soldiers wounded when an explosive device was detonated at an IDF patrol on the Israeli side of the Gaza Strip security fence near the Kissufim Crossing. The name of the tracker, a Bedouin from Rahat, has been withheld at the request of his family. An Islamist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda calling itself the 'Jihad and Tawhid Brigades' claimed responsibility for the attack.

2008

December 29
Warrant Officer Lutfi Nasraladin (38)
Nasraladin, a police officer from the Druze town of of Daliat el-Carmel, was killed on a military base near Nahal Oz by a mortar attack from Gaza.
December 29
Irit Sheetrit (39) - Ashdod
Sheetrit was killed and several others wounded when a GRAD rocket exploded in the center of Ashdod. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
December 29
Hani al-Mahdi (27) - Aroar
al-Mahdi, from the Bedouin settlement of Aroar in southern Israel, was killed when a GRAD missile fired from Gaza exploded at his construction site in Ashkelon.
December 27
Beber Vaknin (58) - Netivot
Killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit his apartment building in Netivot.
October 23
Avraham Ozeri (86) - Jerusalem
Stabbed to death near his home in Gilo by an Arab terrorist from the village of Tekoa.
July 11
L-Cpl David Chriqui (19) - Rishon Lzion
Chriqui, a patrolman in the Border Police, was critically wounded in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. He succumbed to his wounds on July 23.
July 2
Lili Goren-Friedman (54) - Jerusalem
Batsheva Unterman (33) - Jerusalem
Jean Relevy (68) - Jerusalem
The three women were killed and another 50 were wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem. Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market, the terrorist plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses carrying some 50 passengers. Police shot and killed the terrorist.
June 5
Amnon Rosenberg (51) - Kibbutz Nirim
Rosenberg was killed and four others were wounded when a mortar bomb fired by Palestinian terrorists fom the Gaza Strip exploded outside the Nirlat paint factory in Kibbutz Nir-Oz. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
May 12
Shuli Katz (70) - Kibbutz Gevaram
Killed by rocket fire while visiting relatives in a town 9 miles from the Gaza Strip.
May 9
Jimmy Kadoshim (48) - Kfar Aza
Killed by mortar fire from the Gaza Strip while tending his garden.
April 25
Shimon Mizrahi (53) - Bat Hefer
Eli Wasserman (51) - Alfei Menashe
The two security guards were killed in a shooting attack in the Nitzanei Shalom industrial park in central Israel. A terrorist managed to infiltrate the area, opened fire at the guards at close range and fled. The Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic JIhad organization and Izzadin al-Qassam of Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
April 16
Sgt. Menhash al-Banyat (20) - Kseife
Sgt. Matan Ovdati (19) - Moshav Patish
Sgt. David Papian (21) - Tel Aviv
The three IDF soldiers were killed in a confrontation with armed Palestinian gunmen approaching the Gaza security fence south of the Nahal Oz fuel terminal. Three other soldiers were wounded in the same incident.
April 9
Oleg Lipson (37) - Beersheva
Lev Cherniak (53) - Beersheva
Killed when Palestinian terrorists, after firing a salvo of mortars at the Nahal Oz area, penetrated the fuel terminal and opened fire on the civilian employees.
April 9
St.-Sgt. Sayef Bisan (21) - Jat
Bisan, a Druze soldier from the Western Galilee, was killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists in an overnight IDF operation against terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip. Two other soldiers were wounded.
March 6
Segev Peniel Avihail (15) - Neve Daniel
Neria Cohen (15) - Jerusalem
Yonatan Yitzhak Eldar (16) - Shilo
Yehonadav Hirschfeld (19) - Kohav Hashahar
Yohai Lifshitz (18) - Jerusalem
Doron Meherete (26) - Ashdod
Avraham David Moses (16) - Efrat
Ro'i Roht (18) - Elkana
Eight students of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem were brutallly killed when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle infiltrated the yeshiva and opened fire in the library where about 80 people, mostly teenagers and teachers, were gathered for religious study. Eleven others were wounded, three critically. The terrorist, a resident of East Jerusalem, was killed by an IDF officer.
March 6
St. Sgt Liran Banai (20) - Ashkelon
Unidentified Soldier (27)
An unidentified IDF soldier - a Bedouin tracker - was killed during a routine patrol along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip, near Kissufim, when Palestinian terrorists detonated an explosive device near his jeep. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. St.-Sgt. Banai, the jeep driver, was critically wounded and later succumbed to his injuries on March 9.
March 1
St. Sgt. Doron Asulin (20) - Beersheba
St. Sgt. Eran Dan-Gur (20) - Jerusalem
The two IDF officers were killed in an exchange of fire with Hamas terrorists during an IDF anti-terror operation in northern Gaza targeting rocket launchings. The gunmen reportedly fired mortar shells, antitank and RPG missiles at the soldiers.
February 27
Roni Yihye (47) - Moshav Bitcha
Yihye, a student at Sapir College, was killed Wednesday afternoon when a Kassam rocket exploded in a parking lot near the Sderot campus. He died shortly after sustaining massive wounds to his chest. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
February 4
Lyubov Razdolskaya (73) - Dimona
Razdolskaya was killed and 38 others wounded - including Razdolskaya's husband - in a terror attack carried out by a suicide bomber at a shopping center in Dimona. A police officer shot and killed a second terrorist before he detonated his explosive belt. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and praised it as an “heroic act.”
January 24
L-Cpl Rami Zuari (20) - Beersheva
Zuari, a Border Policeman, was shot and killed at a checkpoint at the northern entrance to Shuafat, north of Jerusalem. The Battalions of Struggle and Return, a previously anonymous offshoot of Fatah's Aksa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
January 15
Carlos Andrés Chávez (21) - Ecuador
The young volunteer from Quito, Ecuador, was killed by a Palestinian sniper from the Gaza Strip as he was working in the fields of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. The Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting.

2007

December 28
Cpl. Ahikam Amihai (20) - Kiryat Arba
Sgt. David Rubin (21) - Kiryat Arba
Killed by Palestinian terrorists while hiking in the Hebron area. The two Palestinian terrorists turned themselves in to Palestinian General Intelligence in Hebron the same day in order to avoid being apprehended by Israeli security forces.
November 19
Ido Zoldan (29) - Shavei Shomron
Killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim in the northern West Bank, when terrorists opened fire from a passing car around midnight. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
October 29
Maj. Ehud Efrati (34) - Beit Yehoshua
Efrati, an IDF reservist officer. was killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists in southern Gaza Strip, near the Sufa crossing.
October 17
Sgt. Ben Kubani (20) - Hadera
Killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists during IDF activity targeting the terror infrastructure near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
September 18
St.Sgt. Ben-Zion Haneman (21) -Moshav Nov
Killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists during IDF activity against a terror attack being jointly planned by operatives of the Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organizations in the Ein Beit Ilmeh refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus.
July 12
St Sgt. Arbel Reich (21) - Yuvalim
Killed when Hamas terrorists ambushed IDF troops engaged in anti-terror activity in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The terrorists detonated previously planted explosive devices and then opened fire with RPG's and machine guns.
May 27
Oshri Oz (36) - Hod Hasharon
Killed when a Kassam rocket landed near his car in Sderot. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
May 21
Shirel Friedman (32) - Sderot
Killed when a Kassam rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza scored a direct hit  on her car near the shopping center in the center of town.

February 25