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March 12, 2003

Bombing ‘Part Of Never-Ending Campaign’

This blog has said in the past that it is a joke when Hamas responds to an Israeli attack that Hamas will even the score "for that one." As Jewish Week makes clear, their simple "justifications" are merely part of an ongoing terrorism
Despite vows of revenge by Hamas terrorists for the capture Monday of one of its founders, Israeli analysts insist that Wednesday’s suicide bombing aboard a bus in Haifa that killed 15 and injured more than 40 had no bearing on the arrest.

“It’s part of the ongoing, never-ending campaign by radical elements of the Palestinian community to continue using suicide bombings” against Israeli civilians, said Hirsh Goodman, deputy director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Ranaan Gissen, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s spokesman, pointed out that since the beginning of the year Israeli authorities have thwarted 60 planned suicide bombings. The last successful attack was a double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on Jan. 5 that killed 23.

There were also 57 foiled terrorist attacks last month alone, including an attempt to plant a bomb along the route of Sharon’s convoy and to attack a synagogue.

“We’re facing a major terrorist campaign,” Gissen told Fox News. “This is a war imposed on us and we’re determined to win it.” [more]