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Two Hurt in Attack on Israeli Bus

The Islamic militant group Hamas attacked an Israeli bus in the Gaza Strip with explosives Friday — an apparent challenge to Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas a day after he asked the group to stop targeting Israelis. The group told Abbas it would consider stopping attacks on civilians in Israel but would continue targeting Israeli settlers and soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel has said it would not accept a partial truce. Friday’s bus attack, the fifth Hamas bombing in a week, injured two people. Hamas claimed responsibility during a rally in the Gaza refugee camp of Jabaliya, saying it had targeted the bus with a pipe bomb. But the Israeli military said it had not ruled out the possibility the bus was attacked with a missile. The assault underscored the challenges the new Palestinian prime minister faces in implementing the U.S.-backed “road map” to peace in the Middle East. Full Story

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