DEATH ENDS ITS HOLIDAY

AFTER A LULL, HAMAS RADICALS HAVE RESUMED A FULL-SCALE PROGRAM OF VIOLENCE

The terrorist hunters were feeling fairly satisfied with themselves. On Saturday, Aug. 19, after a 10-day chase, Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip finally cornered and trapped Wa'el Nassar, a member of the radical Islamist group Hamas, who they suspected was planning a suicide bombing in Israel. Later that night, the Israelis captured 10 members of a Hamas cell in the West Bank, including, they believed, the mastermind of a bus bombing in the city of Ramat Gan on July 24. The sweep also led to the seizure of three ready-to-go bombs, a car fixed to explode and assorted bomb-making...

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