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Into the West Bank Abyss: From Student to Suicide Bomber

A local photographer was the first to tell a shocked Samer Antar that his youngest brother, Sami, was dead. His mother’s wails soon followed, rising in pitch to fill the dark staircase, as relatives, mourners and journalists began to arrive, up the steep broken pavement. Sami Antar, 21, in his second year of physical education studies at An Najah University here, left the apartment at 8 a.m. Thursday. In the afternoon, he blew himself up on behalf of the militant group Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv, in a zone of shops and restaurants, but killed only himself. About 20 Israelis, ordinary people going about their daily business, were wounded, one of them seriously. Full Story

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