Israel Strikes Swiftly After Bombing

Ever since the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, Israel has braced for attacks that come in the hours surrounding Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Among the steps planned for this year was a ban on Palestinians entering Israel from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But whatever sense of security Israelis may have felt was shattered on Saturday when a suicide bomber blew herself up in a crowded restaurant in Haifa, killing at least 19 people. The bomber--identified by the radical group Islamic Jihad as Hanadi Jaradat, from the West Bank city of Jenin--was believed to have acted...

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