After another horrific week of Palestinian terrorism, punctuated by the killing Sunday of 13 Israelis that brought the Israeli death toll to more than 600 in 22 months, Israeli officials continued to seek new ways to deter future attacks.
A book memorializing the 21 primarily Russian teenage girls killed by a suicide bomber outside a Tel Aviv disco a year ago isn't finished yet, says the mother of one of the victims, "because there are a lot more [terrorist attacks] happening."
Each time there has been another terrorist attack, says Riina Rudin, "we relive [Simona's death] all over again."
Simona, 17, was killed in the June 1, 2001 attack, which also injured 120. Rudin says the book should be widely read to convince the world to stamp out terrorism.
With two terrorist bombings within 24 hours in Jerusalem, including a massive explosion in a crowded cafeteria at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that killed at least seven and injured at least 86, Israelis braced for Palestinians terrorists to unleash a new wave of attacks.
Avi Dichter, the chief of Israel's internal security, the Shin Bet, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday that although a dozen attacks had been foiled in the last week, the Shin Bet had warnings of another 60 pending suicide bombings.
Just hours after a suicide bomber killed at least four Israelis outside a shopping mall in the northern Israeli coastal city of Netanya, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon signaled his determination to go ahead with the withdrawal from Gaza by sealing it off to non-residents.
As police in London continued to hunt for those responsible for four terrorist bombings last week that claimed at least 52 lives, including four of the British-born suicide bombers themselves, Jewish leaders vowed to combat any increase in anti-Semitism but said none had arisen.
Jewish leaders applauded last week’s dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the fight against international terrorism, but many worried that the Clinton administration lacks the stamina and political daring needed to lead the American people into what is certai
Washington — Jewish leaders applauded last week’s dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the fight against international terrorism, but many worried that the Clinton administration lacks the stamina and political daring needed to lead the American people into what is certain to be a long, ugly and costly war.
FBI Director Talking
President George W. Bush may be drawing clearer lines when it comes to terrorists and their supporters, but his FBI director apparently hasn’t gotten the message.
Robert S. Mueller, who took over the troubled agency only seven days before the Sept. 11 terror attacks, is scheduled Friday to attend the annual convention of the American Muslim Council (AMC).