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WORLD IN BRIEF : ISRAEL : Palestinians Set Fire to Bus on West Bank

January 13, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Palestinians on the West Bank set fire to a bus taking Arab workers to their jobs in Israel only hours after the army sealed the homes of four men accused of similar attacks. Residents and military sources said masked activists ordered the workers and the Israeli Arab driver off the bus in Nablus before burning it. About 30 masked Palestinians from the Islamic fundamentalist movement Hamas paraded through the Nablus casbah in what residents described as an unusual show of strength.

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