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April 2, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A body found at the scene of an exploded car in the West Bank city of Ramallah was identified Wednesday as the master bomb maker for the militant Hamas movement who had topped Israel's most-wanted list. Mohiedin Sharif died of two gunshot wounds in the chest earlier this week, and his body was placed next to the explosives-laden car before it was detonated, Palestinian officials and family members said.
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April 3, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel should have been breathing a sigh of relief at the death of its No. 1 fugitive, top Hamas bomb maker Mohiedin Sharif. Instead, Israeli security forces were battening down the hatches Thursday in the face of the militant Islamic group's vows of revenge.
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NEWS
April 3, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel should have been breathing a sigh of relief at the death of its No. 1 fugitive, top Hamas bomb maker Mohiedin Sharif. Instead, Israeli security forces were battening down the hatches Thursday in the face of the militant Islamic group's vows of revenge.
NEWS
April 2, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A body found at the scene of an exploded car in the West Bank city of Ramallah was identified Wednesday as the master bomb maker for the militant Hamas movement who had topped Israel's most-wanted list. Mohiedin Sharif died of two gunshot wounds in the chest earlier this week, and his body was placed next to the explosives-laden car before it was detonated, Palestinian officials and family members said.
NEWS
August 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Palestinian security forces imposed a curfew on Jericho in a hunt for a Muslim militant who escaped from jail a day earlier in the self-ruled West Bank town. Security officers, some carrying guns, ordered owners to close their shops until further notice as an open-ended curfew was announced. Fugitive Imad Awadallah of the fundamentalist Islamic group Hamas is accused of killing Hamas bomb maker Mohiedin Sharif on March 29 in an internal power struggle.
NEWS
April 12, 1998 | Associated Press
Palestinian officials arrested a leading militant in the death of a Hamas bomb maker Saturday even as thousands of Palestinians rallied against Israel, calling for revenge for the slaying of Mohiedin Sharif. Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel-Rahim confirmed the arrest of Hamas member Imad Awadallah in the death of bomb maker Sharif.
NEWS
April 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Shouting for revenge against Israel, thousands of Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip vented their rage Friday over the death of a Muslim militant bomb maker. "Dear Qassam, blow up Tel Aviv," crowds chanted, urging the military wing of the Hamas group to avenge Mohiedin Sharif's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998
An investigation by Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority has confirmed Israel's denial of responsibility in the killing of the chief bomb maker for Hamas, the militantly anti-Israel Muslim group. Mohiedin Sharif was murdered on March 29 by "colleagues who used to break bread with him" in Hamas' military wing, a Palestinian official said. "Internal political and financial disputes" were claimed.
NEWS
April 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli forces went on high alert Tuesday after police shot and killed a Palestinian driver who they said had ignored an order to stop at a Jerusalem checkpoint. The victim's family disputed the police account. Stone-throwing clashes broke out late Monday in several Arab neighborhoods of the city after the shooting of Mohammed Salaimi, 25. Arab residents also stoned buses and police cars, burned tires and threw a firebomb.
NEWS
April 13, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a Palestinian police roundup of leaders of the opposition Islamic movement Hamas, Israel remained on high alert Sunday, amid fears that the arrests have given the group's military wing new incentive to attack the Jewish state. "Hamas is in a struggle with the Palestinian Authority, and when they want to score against the Palestinian Authority, they hit Israel," said Ziad abu Amr, an independent member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and an expert on the Islamic opposition.
NEWS
April 7, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The master bomb maker for the militant wing of Hamas was killed by fellow members of the Islamic group in an internal power struggle, Palestinian officials declared Monday, exonerating Israel of involvement in his death. An investigating committee has identified the killer and some of the accomplices in the death of Mohiedin Sharif, said Nabil Shaath, a Palestinian Authority Cabinet minister and peace negotiator. "They are people inside Hamas.
NEWS
April 10, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian police detained the most prominent Hamas political leader in Gaza City on Thursday amid growing tensions between Yasser Arafat's government and his Islamic opposition over the recent killing of the chief Hamas bomb maker. Abdulaziz Rantisi's arrest appeared to be part of a Palestinian Authority crackdown on Hamas to try to prevent the group from carrying out its threats to avenge the death of the bomb maker with attacks on Israel and Jews around the world.
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