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Suicide bomber attack at Hebrew University cafateria
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Posted on 07/31/2002 3:51:52 AM PDT by Bommer

Just reported

TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel
KEYWORDS: palestinianbombing
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1 posted on 07/31/2002 3:51:52 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: Bommer
No reports on casualties as of yet
2 posted on 07/31/2002 3:53:01 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: Bommer
Haaretz says 30 wounded
3 posted on 07/31/2002 3:53:41 AM PDT by CanadianFella
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To: Bommer
Arutz Sheva:

13:49 Jul-31-02, 22 Av 5762

EMS: Over 30 Wounded in Terror Attack

( Emergency medical service officials are reporting over thirty persons have been wounded in the terrorist bomb attack in the Hebrew University cafeteria, Mt. Scopus campus in Jerusalem.

4 posted on 07/31/2002 3:56:17 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Bommer
03:55 PDT JERUSALEM (AP) -- An explosion rocked a cafeteria at Hebrew University in Jerusalem at lunchtime Wednesday, causing multiple casualties, police say.

The Israeli rescue service said an initial estimate put the number of wounded at more than 30.

5 posted on 07/31/2002 3:56:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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JERUSALEM, July 31 (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a
restaurant at Jerusalem's Hebrew University on Wednesday,
causing dozens of casualties, Israel Radio said.

The blast, which followed a Palestinian suicide bombing in
Jerusalem on Tuesday, occurred at the university's Mount Scopus campus near Arab East Jerusalem.
6 posted on 07/31/2002 3:58:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Bommer
It seems like these guys are just toying around...

They are sick like that...

These little bombings cannot cause Israel's destruction, although, they do cause a lot of grief...

I will pray for the families...

7 posted on 07/31/2002 3:59:13 AM PDT by krodriguesdc
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To: Bommer; Yehuda
How long can they expect the Jewish civilian population to take this?
8 posted on 07/31/2002 3:59:36 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Arab East Jerusalem

These Reuters fellas never stop cracking me up

9 posted on 07/31/2002 3:59:57 AM PDT by CanadianFella
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13:57 All roads leading to Mount Scopus campus closed
13:54 Fire Department: Many people injured, with varying degrees of severity
13:52 Wounded being evacuated from Hebrew University Mt. Scopus campus to hospitals in Jerusalem
10 posted on 07/31/2002 4:00:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Did this happen because Israel said they were going to lift the curfew and turn over tax revenue to the PA?
11 posted on 07/31/2002 4:00:56 AM PDT by Alouette
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To: Bommer
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel transferred $15 million in tax revenues to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority on Wednesday in a move meant to ease conditions in the poverty stricken West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayad said he had received the money and denied Israeli claims that it had set conditions on the transfer of the funds.

"The Palestinian Authority refuses any conditions to get any of our frozen money from Israel. This money is the Palestinian right, which is not subject to any concessions or conditions, or any kind of external control," he said in a statement.

Raanan Gissin, an adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said Fayad had initially refused to accept the money because of Israel's insistence that it be used only for humanitarian purposes.

"We don't want the money to go to any of the Palestinian institutions where the money either goes into their pockets ... or to finance organizations that carry out terrorist attacks against us," Gissin said.

Israel has withheld an estimated $600 million in tax money over the past 22 months of fighting, debilitating the Palestinian economy and plunging many Palestinians into poverty. Human rights groups say many Palestinian children are suffering from malnutrition and that unemployment is rampant due to Israel's ongoing siege.

Under international pressure, Israel recently agreed to release some of the funds. Israel says its blockades aren't meant to harm ordinary Palestinians, but to prevent suicide bombers from reaching Israeli population centers.

On Tuesday, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a popular fast-food restaurant in central Jerusalem, wounding seven Israelis. Earlier in the day, two masked Palestinian gunmen shot dead two Jewish settler brothers who went to sell fuel in a Palestinian village in the West Bank.

Gissin said the Israeli security establishment has received more than 60 alerts in the past 10 days of pending suicide bombings. He said 12 bombers have been intercepted in the past week.

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian legislative committee building in the West Bank town of Jenin after the army said it found 660 pounds of homemade explosives inside. Palestinians said about 10 shops were destroyed in the three-story complex that also included several apartments.

Also in Jenin, Israeli troops arrested an Islamic Jihad fugitive, Allah Saadi, 20, from the Jenin refugee camp, sources in the militant group said. The soldiers surrounded his hide-out and arrested him without incident, they said.

In the Gaza Strip, meanwhile, troops entered a Palestinian refugee camp near the Egyptian border, raiding and searching homes, Palestinian security sources said. About 10 homes were destroyed, two acres of agricultural land razed and an irrigation system destroyed, the sources said.

Israel Radio, meanwhile, reported that a taxi driver had been arrested for allegedly transporting the two suicide bombers who blew themselves up in Tel Aviv on July 17. The blast killed an Israeli and three foreign workers. Police referred calls to the Shin Bet security service, which didn't immediately comment.

Later Wednesday, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson was to meet with the Hamas spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, in Gaza.

Hamas has claimed responsibility for dozens of suicide bombings since the start of the uprising and has vowed to avenge Israel's killing last week of its military leader, Salah Shehadeh, in a missile strike that killed 14 other Palestinians, many of them children.

Despite the tit-for-tat violence, Gissin said Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer was planning to meet newly appointed Palestinian Interior Minister Abdel Rezak Yehiyeh. Palestinians said serious preparations were underway for security talks but no date had been set for a meeting.

AP-ES-07-31-02 0548EDT

Nice way to pay Israel back. Now they have 15 million dollars more to use against civilians.
12 posted on 07/31/2002 4:01:56 AM PDT by Brytani
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To: Bommer
Just now reported as Breaking News on MSNBC. I'm guessing The I-Man will be on the phone with someone over there when he comes back from a commercial break. Lately he has been talking to Jim Meceda (NBC) and David Rose from the Jerusalem Post.
13 posted on 07/31/2002 4:03:01 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Catspaw
Another one. I can't believe this. Why did they ever decide to open up the territorys? And what will they target next, a Jewish nursery? These poor people!
14 posted on 07/31/2002 4:03:28 AM PDT by DBtoo
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To: Bommer
Suicide Bomber Attack in Jerusalem By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP)--A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday at a central Jerusalem fast-food stand popular with police, wounding seven Israelis. In the West Bank, gunmen killed two Israeli settlers who had entered a Palestinian village. It was the first suicide bombing in Jerusalem since a pair of attacks June 18-19 killed 26 Israelis and prompted Israel to reoccupy seven of eight major Palestinian towns in the West Bank. Government spokesman Daniel Seaman identified the bomber as a 17-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank town of Bethlehem. The bomber entered the Yemenite Felafel Stand, located on a busy downtown street, and detonated the explosives, apparently prematurely, said Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy. The blast occurred in one of the most heavily guarded areas of downtown Jerusalem, on Hanevi'im street, or Prophet street. There have been at least eight bombing and shooting attacks in the area in the past 22 months of fighting. Inside the stand, which sells typical Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties, blood splattered the cash register and counter, and the remains of the bomber were strewn about the ground. ``There was a big bomb, and some of the fragments hit my window and I realized immediately it was a suicide bombing,'' said Israel Adliarstein, who works across the street from the stand. ``I saw the owner (of the felafel stand) come out with his son and daughter,'' he said. ``They were in shock but they didn't look badly injured.'' Glass shards littered the street in front of the stand, which is popular with Jerusalem police, whose headquarters is nearby. Israel Radio said it appeared the bomber drew the attention of police officers at the stand and that he set off the explosion prematurely. Police spokesman Kobi Zrihen said seven people were injured, one of them moderately and four slightly. Two others were treated for shock. An official in the office of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, David Baker, condemned the bombing. ``Palestinian terror is aiming to instill a perpetual state of fear in Israelis,'' he said. ``This attack is proof that the Palestinian Authority continues to believe that terror will further its goals and this is mistaken.'' Sharon spokesman Raanan Gissin said that Israeli plans to ease restrictions on Palestinians would be delayed if attacks continued. ``These are just major setbacks which cause more suffering and more tragedy to the Palestinian people,'' he said. Israel has blamed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for attacks on its civilians, saying the Palestinian Authority has done nothing to stop militant groups. The Palestinians argue that Israel's military assaults on its cities and security forces have left them with little ability to prevent attacks. In the West Bank, masked Palestinian gunmen hiding behind olive trees shot and killed two Israeli settlers who had gone to a Palestinian village for business, residents and military sources said. Settlers and residents said the two Israelis, from the Jewish settlement of Tapuach, had gone to the village of Jammaien, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, to sell fuel. The area is under Israeli security control. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, linked to Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack. The army confirmed the deaths and said troops were searching the area for the gunmen. The violence occurred as Palestinians in Nablus defied the Israeli-imposed army curfew for the third day in a row Tuesday, restoring a semblance of normal life in the city after more than a month of military occupation. And it came amid efforts by Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer to resume security talks with the Palestinians to get them to take over security in Gaza and areas of the West Bank, allowing Israeli troops to withdraw, his spokesman, Yarden Vatikai, said Tuesday. Palestinian Interior Minister Abdel Razek Yehiyeh, who is responsible for the security services, said ``serious preparations'' were under way for a meeting but that a date hadn't been set. Vatikai said Israel had not approached Yehiyeh yet, but that talks could come within days. Yehiyeh, meanwhile, denied reports that he had squabbled Monday with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over a reshuffling in the police forces. An official in Arafat's office had said the two clashed over Yehiyeh's order to appoint a police commander and dismiss seven officers. The official said Yehiyeh had canceled a trip to the United States as a result. ``Absolutely it's not true that there are any differences or problems between me and President Arafat concerning the decision of reshuffling commanders in the police,'' Yehiyeh told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He said he would travel to Washington with the Palestinian delegation as previously planned. Also Tuesday, a Palestinian entered a house in the Jewish settlement of Itamar near Nablus and stabbed a settler and his wife, seriously wounding them, the rescue service spokesman and Israel Radio said. Security guards at the settlement killed the infiltrator. And in the West Bank town of Jenin, gunmen opened fire on a car, seriously injuring the brother of a well-known Hamas activist, Palestinians said. Hamas accused Israel of staging the drive-by shooting and said it was part of an effort to punish families of militants. The army said it didn't know of the incident. In Nablus, residents milled about markets and moved freely in the center of the city on Tuesday, the third day of the largest demonstration yet against the Israeli curfew confining residents to their homes. Israeli tanks ringing the city moved around, but took no action against residents--a contrast to tough reactions to earlier violations, when they even opened fire on people on the streets because of misunderstandings over the curfew's duration. ``There is a curfew and we are aware of the violations,'' military spokesman Lt. Col. Olivier Rafowicz said of the situation in Nablus. ``For the moment, we are not responding.'' Israel clamped curfews on the seven Palestinian towns and cities it occupied last month after back-to-back suicide bomb attacks killed 26 Israelis in Jerusalem. The Israelis said the harsh measure of ordering more than 700,000 people to stay inside their homes was necessary to prevent more attacks. AP-NY-07-30-02 1121EDT Copyright 2002, The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP Online news report may not be published, broadcast or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.


15 posted on 07/31/2002 4:05:04 AM PDT by krodriguesdc
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To: Brytani
Rev. Jesse Jackson was to meet with the Hamas spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, in Gaza.

16 posted on 07/31/2002 4:05:56 AM PDT by Alouette
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Ha'aretz Correspondent

A bombing in a cafeteria at the Mount Scopus campus of Jerusalem's Hebrew University injured at least 30 people Wednesday afternoon, officials of the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

The injured were being taken to hospitals in the city, but the evacuation efforts were hampered by the location of the attack, inside a building on the campus.

Though classes were not in session, students were taking exams at the time of the blast, and the cafeteria, situated in the university's Frank Sinatra building, was crowded with diners.

It was the second bomb attack in the capital in the space of 24 hours. On Tuesday five people were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a felafel stand in downtown Jerusalem, near the border with the city's largely Arab eastern half.

The Mount Scopus campus is adjacent to the West Bank, and is close to Arab neighborhoods of the holy city.

17 posted on 07/31/2002 4:08:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: krodriguesdc
Thanks for the post but it is as another FReeper once said, "paragraphs are our friend." :)
18 posted on 07/31/2002 4:09:52 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Bommer
Blast rocks Jerusalem University
Report: Dozens Hurt


A Day in the Life of the Promised Land:

Another day, another suicide bombing.

19 posted on 07/31/2002 4:10:42 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: Alouette
Open box, boom, close box, silence, open box, boom, close box...

Some people use freedom to live, some to kill I guess. That is why there are prisons in the United States. People who, as a group use freedom to kill need to be locked up. If this continues, Israel will have no choice but to destroy the Palestinians.
20 posted on 07/31/2002 4:11:43 AM PDT by American in Israel
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