High Noon

Tensions spawn new violence

It was almost midday, and a score of Arab students had gathered for lunch in a rocky field behind the Islamic College at Hebron, a city of 70,000 in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Suddenly two gunmen, their faces masked by checked red-and-white Arab kaffiyehs, darted through an opening in a stone wall and opened fire on the group. As horrified students and teachers rushed for shelter, the attackers sprayed the four-story college building with bullets. Before retreating to a waiting car, they lobbed a grenade through the front door and fired indiscriminately into another group of...

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