The 2008 Dimona bombing
was a suicide attack
carried out by the militant organizations al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
on February 4, 2008.
On February 4, 2008, a Palestinian militant detonated an explosives belt
at a shopping centre
The Israeli police managed to shoot dead an accomplice which was wounded in the first blast before he could detonate his own belt.
One Israeli woman was killed in the attack while nine other people were injured (one of them critically). It was the first 'successful' suicide attack against Israeli civilians since the Eilat bakery bombing
on January 29, 2007.
The perpetrators were identified as Luay Laghwani (aged 22) and Musa Arafat, both from the city of Khan Yunis
. They are believed to have travelled either from the Gaza Strip
through the Sinai
, or from the Palestinian city of Hebron
in the West Bank
The sole person killed in the attack was 73-year-old Lyubov Razdol'skaya (). Along with her husband, Edward Gedalin (), she moved from Tbilisi
to Israel in 1990. Both worked in the GSSR
Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics. After moving to Israel they worked in the physics department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
and retired in 2002. Gedalin himself was critically injured... Read More