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Hamas claims West Bank suicide bombing

The hardline Palestinian group Hamas claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed one Israeli and wounded two outside the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. In a statement faxed to AFP, the group’s armed wing said the attack was in response to the killing of four Palestinians, including two of its militants, in an Israeli raid on Friday. “The Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades are announcing to our people their suicide operation in Ariel, where our hero 21-year-old Islam Yusef Ekfeshi blew himself up against the Zionists,” the statement said Tuesday. “Today’s operation is a response to the Zionist violations to the suspension of operations and a revenge for the assassination for our members in Nablus,” it added. Full Story

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