Middle East: Israelis Fear a New Wave Of Bombings Is Imminent

Israelis Fear a New Wave Of Bombings Is Imminent

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials have denied any involvement in the death last week of MUHIADDIN AL-SHARIF, who was wanted by both Israeli and Palestinian security officials for his role in a spate of deadly explosions. Despite this, al-Sharif's colleagues in the militant organization Hamas blamed both sides and vowed vengeance, leaving Israeli officials bracing themselves for a renewal of the terrorist-bombing campaign that has claimed the lives of 155 people since 1993.

According to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, the West Bank branch of Izzaddin al-Kassam, the military wing of Hamas, has recently gone independent from the group's leadership in...

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