This Week in History: Bomb horror hits Tel Aviv disco

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 3, 2014 15:43

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Tel Aviv disco bomb

Tel Aviv disco bomb. (photo credit: ARCHIVE)



On June 1, 2001, the nation was hit by of of the most gruesome terror attacks in its history, targeting a night club at Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium, killing 21 Israeli teenagers and injuring 132 others. Suicide bomber Said Khutari wormed his way into the heart of the crowd of party-goers waiting in line outside the club, before blowing himself up. Both the Islamic Jihad and a group called Hezbollah-Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack, and it was also reported that the terrorist had links to Hamas.

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