The Terror That Will Not Quit

No matter what Israel tries, Palestinians keep blowing themselves up. Inside Sharon's campaign to stop the attacks--and why success is so elusive

The alert reached the Jerusalem police mobile war room at 3 p.m. Monday. The green bus--borrowed from an Israeli transport company and fitted inside with computers, phones and desks--pulled up at the Haas Promenade, a high overlook with a view of the Old City. Officers of the police, the army and the Shin Bet, the domestic spy agency, rushed to the parked bus to coordinate the hunt. The target: Mohammed al-Ghoul, 22, a student who, according to an intelligence report, had been dispatched by a Nablus cell of the militant group Hamas with orders to blow himself up among Israeli civilians...

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