ISRAEL: Two Teeth for a Tooth!

Arab mayors are maimed as West Bank violence takes a grisly turn

Early one morning last week in the israeli-occupied territory of the west Bank, Karim Khalaf, mayor of the resort town of Ramallah, left his rambling stone house to drive 1½ miles to his city hall office. As Khalaf, 43, turned the ignition switch of his green 1980 Cadillac, a bomb exploded beneath his feet. A gardener working in the rear courtyard ran to the car and pulled the screaming mayor from it.

Exactly 30 minutes later, in the Arab industrial city of Nablus,...

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