- "I did it. Because I've come to realize what many people in the Republic have come to realize, that the Jedi are the ones responsible for this war. That we've so lost our way that we have become villains in this conflict, that we are the ones that should be put on trial, all of us! And my attack on the Temple was an attack on what the Jedi have become: an army fighting for the Dark side, fallen from the Light that we once held so dear. This Republic is failing! It's only a matter of time."
- ―Barriss Offee, claiming responsibility for the bombing before a Republic court
The bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar occurred in 20 BBY when a man named Jackar Bowmani, who worked in the hangar of the Jedi Temple as a munitions expert, had volatile nano droids implanted in his blood stream which caused the explosion. The bombing resulted in an increased amount of anti-war protests outside the Jedi Temple. The attack was arranged by Dark Jedi Knight, Barriss Offee, who employed Bowmani's wife, Letta Turmond, to insert the explosives into him. Offee was motivated by the fact that the Jedi had become villains leading a war for the Dark Side and, therefore, abandoned their roles as peacekeepers.