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Israel Blows Up Home Of Suicide Bomber

Israeli troops blew up the home of a suicide bomber in the West Bank and thwarted a car bombing on Thursday, hours before Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was to present his new hard-line government to parliament for approval. Israel’s military activity against the Palestinians has not halted despite an unusual snowstorm that debilitated Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank for two days. Israeli soldiers operating near the West Bank town of Tulkarem found 20 kilograms of explosives near a car that militants were planning to use as a car bomb, the army said. It said the soldiers blew up the bomb in a controlled explosion. In the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, troops blew up the home of a Palestinian militant who attacked the Jewish settlement of Shavei Shomron in May. The militant was the only one killed in the attack. Due to the refugee camp’s density, two other homes collapsed when the bomber’s home was blown up, Palestinian witnesses said. The army says it demolishes the homes of militants to deter Palestinians from carrying out attacks on Israelis. Palestinians condemn the action as a violation of international law and as collective punishment. Full Story

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