The Torch of Terrorism

With a shocking attack on civilians, Hamas militants try to blow up the peace process

The terrorist wants to kill, but that is his means, not his goal. The point is to spread fear and shock on a massive scale, to instill a sense of helplessness. By that measure, Salah Abdel Rahim Nazal Souwi proved an excellent terrorist. Last Wednesday the 27-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Kalkilya boarded the heavily traveled No. 5 bus in downtown Tel Aviv carrying a 22-lb. package of TNT. At 8:55 a.m., just after the bus passed Dizengoff Square in the heart of the shopping district, he stood up and blew himself, the bus and 21 of its...

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