Robert Danin

Israeli Official: Hebron Killings Will Impact, but Not ‘Derail' Washington Talks

Terror attack comes on eve of first direct talks in 20 months.

08/31/2010
Staff Writer

It was no coincidence that the terror attack Tuesday in which four Israelis were ambushed in the West Bank and shot dead at point-blank range in their car occurred just two days before direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were to begin in Washington after a 20-month hiatus.

That was the view of Jonathan Peled, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, moments after news of the slayings flashed across Israeli newspaper Web sites.

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