• Share
  • Read Later
A Muslim extremist triggered bombs strapped to his body as he rode his bicycle today near an Israeli military checkpoint in the Gaza Strip, killing himself and three Israeli soldiers. A dozen Palestinians and Israelis were wounded by the blast. Islamic Jihad, a militant group opposed to the PLO-Israel peace pact, claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said was in retaliation for the November 2 killing of Islamic Jihad activist Hani Abed Islamic Jihad -- a car bombing thought to be engineered by Israel. The Islamic Jihad is even more extreme and violent than Hamas, recently in the news for several terrorist acts, like theOct. 19 bombing of a Tel Aviv bus. Jihad leaders -- calling today's bombing "one of our first responses" to Abed's death -- indicated today that more bloodshed will follow.Post your opinion on theInternationalbulletin board.