Coping with Suicide Bombing Israel Railways Security Challenges 2000–2005

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 27)


This chapter presents an analysis of suicide bombing attacks carried out during a period of 5 years against the Israel Railways. Its draw upon data collected from interviews with Israel railways officials, the Israel Security Agency database and open sources. The chapter is divided into three main parts: (1) a brief overview of the Israel railways; (2) a description and analysis of suicide bombing attacks during the relevant period; (3) description of the response measures taken by the Israel Railways with regard to the threat.


Public Transportation Terror Attack Security Personnel Risk Management Process Suicide Bombing 
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Further Readings

  1. 1.
    Israel Railways web site:
  2. 2.
    “Fifty years to the Israel Railways”, an Israel Railways publicationGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    “Analysis of terror attacks in the last decade”, Israel Security AgencyGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    “Suicide terrorism throughout the Israeli—Palestinian conflict (September 2000–December 2005)”, information center for intelligence and terrorGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    “The rise and fall of suicide bombing in the second intifada”, Yoram SchweitzerGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    “Summary of suicide attacks on Israel railways targets”, Israel RailwaysGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    “Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000”, Ministry of Foreign AffairsGoogle Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.G.Team Security LtdRaananaIsrael

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