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Suicide bombers eager to enlist

As Israeli troops scour the deserted streets of this town searching for Abu Qusay and other Palestinians they suspect may have been involved in a recent suicide bombing, a text message beeps on Qusay’s mobile phone. ”Ten of your people have arrived in Baghdad,” it reads. Tulkarem has long been fertile ground for the militant Palestinian resistance movement. Since the latest uprising against Israel began in September 2000, 30 suicide bombers have successfully launched missions from here, Palestinians and Israeli authorities say. Now the militants say they are going to export to Iraq this human weapon that they have honed so precisely. Their goal is to kill American soldiers. ”In spite of all the technology and the smart weapons, America has nothing to stop the smartest of all bombs: the bodies of people sacrificing themselves for a just and noble cause,” says Qusay, whose name is an alias, selected in honor of one of Saddam Hussein’s sons. He opens a blue folder for a quick glimpse of a list of what he says are 400 volunteers, including six women, preparing to become ”martyrs” in Iraq. They want to join the fight against U.S.-led forces there and the resistance to what might soon be coalition control of Iraq. Full Story

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