2011-12 Timeline: Terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians
Jerusalem, July 19 — The following is a list of more than two dozen major attacks in the past two years carried out mostly by Iran-backed terrorist organizations. Only a few rocket attacks are mentioned out of the more than 1,100 rockets and mortars fired at Israel in the past 18 months. As well it does not include over a thousand incidents of firebombs, sniper attacks and and rock throwing incidents during the same period.
The tour bus carrying Israelis attacked by a suicide bomber in Bulgaria goes up in flames. Photo: DNES.BG News
2011-12 Timeline of Terrorist Attacks against Israeli Civilians
March 11, 2011: Two Palestinian terrorists attack an Israeli home in the West Bank, stabbing to death five members of the Fogel family – the parents and three children including a 3-month-old baby.
March 23, 2011: Bomb explodes at a Jerusalem bus stop killing one woman and wounding 50 people.
May 26, 2011: Three Hezbollah operatives who had arrived from Beirut attempt to kill Israeli consul in Instanbul, Moshe Kimchi. Eight Turkish civilians wounded.
April 7, 2012: Terrorists in Gaza fire an anti-tank missile at a school bus, killing a 16-year-old student.
May 15, 2011: One man killed when an Arab truck driver uses his vehicle as a weapon and drives into vehicles in Tel Aviv.
August 18, 2011: Terrorists stage a multi-pronged attack on the Egypt-Israel border that leaves 8 Israelis dead and 30 wounded.
August 20, 2011: Palestinians fire rockets at Israeli city of Beersheba, killing one civilian.
September 4, 2011: Man dies from injuries sustained during a rocket attack August 22.
September 23, 2011: Man and his one year old baby killed when their car hit by rocks thrown from a Palestinian car driving in the opposite direction.
October 29, 2012: Israeli man in Ashkelon killed by rocket fired from Gaza.
January 1, 2012: Bulgarian authorities uncover a bomb aimed at a bus taking Israeli tourists to a ski resort.
January 12, 2012: Thai police arrest a Lebanese Hezbollah operative trying to flee the country and trace him to a stash of chemicals for manufacturing explosives.
January 24, 2012: A three-man terrorist cell traced to Iran is arrest and charged with plotting to carry out attacks on the Israeli ambassador and Jewish targets in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan .
February 13, 2012: Attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Thailand, India and Georgia. Iranians arrested.
- In New Delhi a terrorist attaches a bomb to an Israeli embassy car that explodes, injuring the driver and a passenger.
- In Tbilisi, Georgia, an Israeli embassy employee discovers a bomb attached to his car. Police successfully neutralize the explosives.
- On February 14 a bomb destroys an apartment only blocks from the Israeli embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Two Iranians flee the scene, while a third is wounded after throwing bombs at a taxi and police car that end up injuring him. A fourth Iranian is arrested trying to flee to neighboring Malaysia. A day later another Iranian traced to the same terror cell is arrested in Malaysia.
Feb 17, 2012: Israel’s Counter Terrorism Bureau issues warning that attempts to harm Israelis around the world will continue.
March 17, 2012: Indian investigators conclude Iranians linked to earlier bombing attacks in New Delhi and Thailand. Police issue arrest warrants for three Iranian men who fled the country.
May 21, 2012: Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, says his nation’s goal is “the full annihilation of Israel.”
June 18, 2012: Terrorists attack across the Egypt-Israel border and kill an Israeli civilian.
July 2, 2012: Iranian nationals with explosives trying to attack Israeli targets were arrested in Kenya.
July 14, 2012: Police in Cyprus arrest a man for allegedly planning attacks against Israeli interests there.
July 17, 2012: Three more rockets are fired from Gaza at Israel, bringing to at least 513 the number of rockets and mortars fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza so far in 2012.
July 18: Terrorist bomb in Burgas, Bulgaria kills 7 and wounds more than 30 – 3 in critical condition. Attack comes on the 18th anniversary of the Hezbollah bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that killed 85 people.