For an article written over three years later concerning Rachel Thaler, one of the victims of this attack, please see "The Forgotten Rachels." www.tomgrossmedia.com/TheForgottenRachels.html
-- Tom Gross
SUICIDE BOMBER EXPLODES IN PIZZERIA
At least 3 dead in Pizzeria Suicide bombing, 27 hospitalized
February 16, 2002
A suicide bomber exploded himself in a pizzeria crowded with teens and young people in a shopping center in the West Bank community of Karnei Shomron Saturday night at 7:45. Initial reports indicate at least two young Israelis are dead and 27 people hospitalized, 1 in very serious condition, 10 in serious condition. The explosive device was large, at least 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Al Jazeera Television reported that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
The seriously injured, mostly teenagers, were evacuated to Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava for treatment and the others were taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.