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Palestinians purportedly linked to US convoy bombing to be released

Four Palestinians with possible links to a deadly bombing of a US diplomatic convoy were ordered released on Sunday, Palestinian security sources said. Three American security guards were killed in the October attack. The four had been arrested by Palestinian security forces several weeks ago and charged with manslaughter for planting bombs aimed at Israeli tanks that might also have hit the convoy. However, US diplomats and even Palestinian security sources questioned whether the men were the real culprits or convenient scapegoats. There had been some expectation that their arrest would deflect US pressure on Palestinian investigators. Some Palestinian officials said the real perpetrators of the October attack could be linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s own Fatah organization, or even to the security forces. Full Story

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