In 2002 a Hamas terrorist attacked a Passover seder in Netanya killing 30 civilians. Approximately 140 people were injured. The attack took place at the Park Hotel which was hosting families and guests for the Passover holiday. The terrorist was disguised as a female to gain easier access to plant the explosives. Israel eventually retaliated in Operation Defensive Shield where it took down terrorist leaders and decimated their suicide bombing network. In 2003, the Palestinian Authority sponsored a soccer tournament in honor of the terrorist.