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Israel fears British bombers herald new twist in intifada

Israeli security services were engaged in a manhunt for the British citizen who should have blown himself up together with his compatriot in Tel Aviv, amid concern the intifada’s first suicide attack by a foreigner could be linked to the al-Qaeda terror network. A passport picture of the British Muslim on the run was splashed across the front pages of all Israeli newspapers Thursday morning, with editorialists warning of a new global wave of anti-Israeli attacks. An Israeli official said links with Osama bin-Laden’s al-Qaeda network and the Lebanon-based Shiite militia Hezbollah were being investigated, but Israeli police played down the significance of the two bombers’ nationality. “Wanted” and “Manhunt” were the headlines of the top-selling Yediot Aharonot and the tabloid Maariv respectively, while the Haaretz and Jerusalem Post dailies also carried the passport photograph of 27-year-old Omar Khan Sharif. Full Story

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