Gaza: Echoes Of Iraq

When a 200-lb. bomb buried in a rutted road took out a U.S. embassy convoy in Gaza last week, killing three Americans, the carnage brought to mind Iraq. It was the first time Americans, rather than Israelis, were fatally targeted by Palestinians inside the occupied territories. Unlike most suicide attacks in the region--but as is often the case in the "Sunni triangle" north of Baghdad--no group claimed responsibility. That left investigators wondering who might be behind the bombing--and what it might portend.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other usual suspects denied involvement, saying their quarrel is with Israel alone. A...

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