"I looked him in the eye and he blew himself up. I didn't see him push a button. He just exploded and disappeared. I saw a big fire and smoke coming from him".
Lior Kamisa, security guard
The bomber was named as 20-year-old Mahmoud Ahmed Marmash from the West Bank. Israel responded by bombing Palestinian security forces in the West Bank with warplanes. The same mall was attacked by two more suicide bombers in 2005.
The five dead were named as follows, all civilians.
Tirza Polonsky, 66, from Moshav Kfar Haim, married with five children. A retired teacher, she went to the mall every Friday.
Vladislav Sorokin, 34, from Netanya, married with one child. A Ukrainian immigrant who had only arrived in Israel six months earlier, Vladislav was helicopter technician. His wife and six-year-old were seriously injured in the attack.
Yulia Tratiakova, 21, from Netanya. A friend of the Sorokin family, she had gone with them to the mall that day.
Miriam Waxman, 51, from Hadera, married with two children. A teacher, she had been shopping with her husband who was seriously injured.
David Yarkoni, 53, from Netanya. Originally from India, a gardener by trade.