Gaza: A Deal, A Hit

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was rocked by literal and metaphorical explosions last week. On Saturday night an Israeli missile struck a car carrying Abdel Aziz Rantisi, the vitriolic leader in Gaza of the militant Palestinian group Hamas. Rantisi, a pediatrician who helped found the group in the 1980s, was killed along with a bodyguard and one other companion.

Hundreds of outraged Palestinians quickly crowded around the wreckage, some waving bloodstained clothing lifted from the gutted car, others covering their palms in the blood that had pooled inside. Muhammed Barakeh, a left-wing Arab member of the Israeli Assembly, charged that Israeli Prime...

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