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Homicide Bomber strikes again on Road Map for Peace

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
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    Suicide Bombing in Jerusalem Kills at Least 13
    Wed June 11, 2003 11:43 AM ET

    By Matt Spetalnick
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A suspected Palestinian suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and injured more than 60 on a bus in Jerusalem Wednesday, a day after an Israeli assassination attempt against a militant leader.

    The blast, which tore through a bus near the city's main open-air market, was followed almost immediately by an Israeli missile strike on a car in the Gaza Strip in which witnesses said at least six people including a top militant were killed.

    Palestinian militants had threatened revenge attacks after Israel tried to kill Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, a leader of the radical Islamic group Hamas, in a helicopter missile strike in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.

    President Bush condemned the Jerusalem attack in the "strongest possible terms," the White House said.

    The new cycle of bloodshed threatened to wreck a U.S.-backed peace plan which was launched just a week ago by Bush during talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian premier Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan.

    The plan -- known as the "road map" -- had created a rare glimmer of hope after 32 months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

    "I heard the bomb and I came to help take people off," one witness, Benny Peretz said. "I opened the door and I saw the terrorist's head on the ground."

    Ambulances rushed to the area and medics pulled dead and wounded from the wreckage of the bus. The vehicle's windows were shattered and its roof partly blown off.

    "It was a suicide bomber," Jerusalem police chief Mickey Levy said. Police and medics said at least 13 people were killed 65 people injured.

    David Baker, an official in Sharon's office, told Reuters: "This was another example of unbridled Palestinian terrorism which must be stopped immediately by the Palestinian Authority."


    FOX NEWS reports 8-year-old is brain dead.

    I repeat: You can't make peace with terrorists!
  2. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

    Oct 24, 2001
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    I don't condone this action. No one should.

    But the fact that it was preceded by Israel's attempted assassination of Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, a Hamas leader, didn't help matters. What was Israel thinking? They promise to extend a hand to Palestine, and then they attempt an assassination? Did they really think tis was going to further the peace process?

    If this is they way they're going to act, then we need to pull all military and financial support from Israel, Palestine, and the surrounding countries, and tell them to solve their own problems, since it's apparant they don't want or need our help.

    The money and resources could be better used where it's appreciated, imo.
  3. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Most Palestinians want to live in peace. Most Israelis want to live in peace. It's the extremists on both sides that want peace only by the elimination of the other side. It is the extremists on both sides that we need to pray to God that He will corral so that they do not continue the suffering of the Israeli and Palestinian children.