Chronology of Terrorist Attacks in Israel
Part III: 1978-1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 4 December 2017

8 Jan 1978East Jerusalem03grenade attack at bus station in East Jerusalem
14 Feb 1978Jerusalem248bombing on bus
19 Feb 1978Jerusalem111 Arab killed, 1 Arab injured by bombing at Hebrew University
11 Mar 1978Tel Aviv517243 killed (including 1 American), 72 injured in shooting attack on Tel Aviv beach; thirteen PLO/al-Fatah terrorists land by boat on beach near Tel Aviv and seize a bus, engaging police in gun battle during which bus explodes (nine terrorists also killed)
26 Apr 1978Jerusalem232 West Germans killed, 3 injured by grenade thrown into bus between Galilee and Jerusalem
2 Jun 1978Jerusalem6196 killed (1 died 3 Jun, 1 American killed), 19 injured (including one American) in bombing of bus
29 Jun 1978Jerusalem247bombing in market
3 Aug 1978Tel Aviv150bomb in children's clothing stand
18 Aug 1978Tel Aviv1?bombing in market
19 Nov 1978Israel430bombing on bus; casualties include citizens of Belgium, Canada, Sweden, and the UK
16 Dec 1978Jerusalem02222 injured (including 5 Americans) by bombing on bus
13 Jan 1979Maalot451 killed in fall attempting to escape three Palestinian gunmen who tried to seize hotel in Maalot; 5 others injured (three terrorists killed)
18 Jan 1979Jerusalem021bombing of market
19 Jan 1979Qiriyat Shemona04shelling of Qiryat Shemona and Nahariya
28 Jan 1979Netanya234morning bombing in Netanya market
28 Feb 1979Jerusalem06bombing in market
7 Mar 1979Jerusalem012bombing on bus at Plaza Hotel; bombing on second bus in Tel Aviv causes no injuries
10 Mar 1979Tel Aviv4?four terrorists killed
23 Mar 1979Jerusalem113bombing in Zion Square
26 Mar 1979Lod019bombing in market
27 Mar 1979Tel Aviv114bombing in downtown Tel Aviv
6 Apr 1979Jerusalem013bomb at Arab bus stop
10 Apr 1979Tel Aviv136bombing in market
15 Apr 1979Tirat Zir40four terrorists killed crossing from Jordan near Tirat Zir
17 Apr 1979Israel761 soldier killed, 6 soldiers injured by terrorists crossing from Lebanon (six terrorists also killed)
21 Apr 1979Nahariya644 killed (including 2 children), 4 injured by four terrorists (two killed) who attacked apartment building
14 May 1979Tiberias2322 killed (both teenagers), 32 injured (including 2 Americans) by bombing
23 May 1979Petach Tikva313bombing at bus stop
3 Jun 1979Jerusalem03bombing at bookstore
21 Jun 1979Jenin, West Bank30three Palestinian youth killed attempting to build bomb
24 Jun 1979Tel Aviv20two Palestinians killed while driving a truck bomb near bus station
6 Jul 1979East Jerusalem033 French citizens injured by bombing near UN offices in East Jerusalem
7 Jul 1979Kafr Manda411bombing
5 Aug 1979Jerusalem02bombing
21 Aug 1979Tel Aviv04two bombs exploded ten minutes apart at an amusement park
5 Sep 1979Jerusalem01bombing
15 Sep 1979Tel Aviv011 police officer injured by bombing
16 Sep 1979Jerusalem1?shooting attack in Arab section of Jerusalem
19 Sep 1979Jerusalem158bombing at Jerusalem pedestrian mall
27 Sep 1979Tel Aviv06three bombings
8 Oct 1979Hebron, West Bank02two Palestinian youth injured attempting to plant a bomb near the Tomb of the Patriarchs
24 Oct 1979Tel Aviv01bombing at bus terminal
19 Nov 1979Jerusalem01313 injured at bus stop by bomb on bus; second bomb explodes on another bus, also in Jerusalem, with no injuries
3 Feb 1980Rehovot06bombing
11 Feb 1980Petah Tikva010bombing
16 Feb 1980Gaza211two bombings in Gaza
7 Apr 1980Misgav Am Kibbutz816hostage taking at children's dormitory
2 May 1980Hebron, West Bank6166 killed (1 died subsequently of injuries and 1 American), 16 injured in attack on worshippers leaving synagogue
26 May 1980Hebron, West Bank011 police officer injured in stabbing attack
2 Jun 1980Hebron, West Bank01110 injured in four bombings in Palestinian towns; three car bombs each injure one Palestinian major, an Israeli police officer also injured; 7 Palestinians injured by a grenade thrown near an elementary school in Hebron
10 Jun 1980Jerusalem011 injured (police officer) in shooting attack
16 Jun 1980Rosh Hanikra311 soldier injured (three terrorists killed) during intercept of terrorists in a boat south of Rosh Hanikra
3 Jul 1980Gaza01bombing
17 Aug 1980Jaffa18car bombing
24 Aug 1980Jerusalem112bombing at gas station
13 Sep 1980Jerusalem122 injured by premature explosion of bomb, killing one terrorist
5 Oct 1980Givatayim37bomb exploded in parcel in Givatayim post office; one of those killed was the target of the mail bomb
18 Oct 1980East Jerusalem01bomb exploded on sidewalk
25 Oct 1980Jerusalem01413 soldiers and 1 civilian injured by bombing
25 Oct 1980Tel Aviv02bombing at bus stop
6 Nov 1980Kiryat Shemona05rocket attack
9 Nov 1980Israel011 Palestinian injured by grenade attack
15 Nov 1980West Bank03premature explosion of bomb on bus injured one civilian plus two terrorists carrying the bomb
4 Dec 1980Silwad1?Muhammed Jober Mirhal assassinated
10 Dec 1980Jerusalem02bomb exploded under car
11 Jan 1981Gaza121 killed by shooting and 2 injured by grenade in attack on taxi
29 Jan 1981Israel03several injured in rocket attacks in northern Israel
7 Feb 1981Gaza2?2 killed (both Palestinians) by grenade thrown at a military vehicle
16 Apr 1981Israel20attempted attack by two terrorists trying to enter Israel by balloon; both terrorists killed
24 Apr 1981West Jerusalem011 Arab injured by bomb
1 Jun 1981Jerusalem011 injured while defusing bomb in cafe
14 Jul 1981Gaza151 killed (a soldier), 5 injured by bomb in southern Gaza
15 Jul 1981Israel3253 killed, 25 injured in rocket attacks in northern Israel
30 Aug 1981Nablus, West Bank1141 killed (Arab child), 14 injured by bomb in a market
12 Sep 1981Jerusalem1281 killed, 28 injured (most Italians) by grenade
31 Oct 1981Hebron, West Bank031 Israeli stabbed and 2 Arabs shot
11 Apr 1982Jerusalem225shooting attack by Jewish man at Dome of the Rock; another 150 injured by tear gas during subsequent riot
28 Jun 1982Eilat01attack on workers
8 Jan 1983Tel Aviv012grenade thrown into bus near Tel Aviv
1 Jul 1983Hebron, West Bank1?1 American killed in stabbing attack
25 Jul 1983Hebron, West Bank333shooting attack on Islamic college
6 Dec 1983Jerusalem6436 killed (including 1 American who died 19 Dec), 43 injured in bombing of bus
28 Feb 1984West Jerusalem021two grenades explode at store
5 Mar 1984Ramallah, West Bank077 Palestinians injured in attack on bus near Ramallah by seven terrorists
8 Mar 1984Ashdod39bombing on bus
2 Apr 1984Jerusalem148shooting attack by three terrorists in shopping area (one terrorist killed by authorities)
12 Apr 1984Gaza571 killed (died 13 Apr of injuries), 7 injured during hijacking of bus by four terrorists (all four terrorists killed during storming of bus by authorities)
23 Apr 1984Qalqilya, West Bank02bombing near Qalqiliya
22 Sep 1984Jerusalem04explosion of grenade at Palestinian coffee shop
28 Oct 1984Jerusalem110rocket fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinian bus
1 Dec 1984Jerusalem03grenade attack on bus
17 Dec 1984Tel Aviv03grenade attack at bus stop
19 Apr 1985Jerusalem1?shooting attack
21 Apr 1985Haifa20?Israeli navy sinks ship with Fatah terrorists attempting to land near Haifa; 20 terrorists killed
28 Apr 1985Israel011 soldier injured by rocket propelled grenade fired from Jordan
30 Apr 1985Israel01grenade attack against bus
30 Apr 1985Bat Pam01grenade attack on Israeli intelligence center in Bat Pam, south of Tel Aviv
17 Jun 1985Jerusalem01bombing
23 Jun 1985Beit Shemesh2?attack by two terrorists near Beit Shemesh
24 Jun 1985Jerusalem011 child injured by bomb near bus stop
8 Jul 1985Holon05bombing at bus station
31 Jul 1985Haifa03multiple bombs in military factory
29 Aug 1985Jerusalem01stabbing attack
2 Sep 1985Gila, West Bank06bombing in Gila suburb of Jerusalem
6 Sep 1985Jerusalem1?bombing at outdoor market
23 Sep 1985Acre01bombing
25 Sep 1985Mount Scopus01bombing at bus station
26 Sep 1985Gilo, West Bank07bombing at bus stop in Gilo near Jerusalem
29 Sep 1985Haifa05two nearly simultaneous bombings in downtown Haifa
6 Oct 1985Jerusalem3?shootings near Jerusalem
7 Oct 1985Jerusalem011bombing of residential building
24 Oct 1985Afula05bombing in central market
11 Nov 1985Jerusalem011 soldier injured in stabbing
26 Dec 1985Tel Aviv01bombing outside restaurant

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