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March 05, 2003

DEBKA update
Israel imposes complete closure on West Bank following Haifa bus bomb blast Wednesday by Hebron Palestinian terrorist, in which 15 Israelis died – mostly pupils and students - and more than 50 were injured. Ten are still in critical or serious condition.

Bomber has been identified as Mahmoud Kawasme, 20, member of leading Hebron clan and kinsman of former mayor. Note was found on his body praising al Qaeda perpetrators of 9/11 attacks in United States.

A Palestinian bomb car exploded prematurely Wednesday in Bir Naballah north of Jerusalem while being assembled for terrorist attack