September 9, 2002 |
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat will ask his parliament to outlaw suicide bombings and reaffirm a commitment to peace with Israel, according to a draft copy of a speech he is to deliver today. The draft says the world is waiting for a clear signal that the Palestinians see peaceful negotiations as the way to resolve their dispute. It calls for formal recognition of Israel as a state. The speech also argues that bomb attacks gave Israel justification for harsh retaliation.
September 4, 2003 |
Police detained twin sisters on suspicion that they were planning a suicide bombing in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, security officials said. The two suspects planned to blow up a supermarket in a residential neighborhood, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Up to 1,000 people have been detained in a security crackdown since five suicide bombings May 16 in Casablanca killed 45 people, including 12 attackers.
November 2, 2003
Re "Bush's Mideast Policy on Hold," Oct. 29: Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, has tunnel vision when he criticizes U.S. Middle East policy and laments that 3,000 Palestinians have been killed, compared with 900 Israelis. The Palestinians have been the aggressors and supporters of terrorism. Khalidi ignores that the Palestinians have made no sincere efforts to eliminate Hamas or other terrorist groups. If Khalidi were really concerned about the Palestinians, he would be incensed about the terrorist activities that are destroying any peace efforts.
January 26, 2004 |
Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said Arab states need to explain their peace proposals to Israelis and take a strong stand against suicide bombings. "We have not publicly, clearly, unequivocally taken a stand against suicide bombs," Muasher declared at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. "We have not told the average Israeli citizen that suicide bombs are wrong from a moral and political point of view."
August 31, 2002 |
The Palestinian interior minister said in an interview published Friday that militants must halt suicide bombings against Israelis or face "isolation" by Palestinian society. But the Hamas group rejected his appeal, and violence continued, with Palestinians killing a second woman accused of collaborating with Israel, this one the 18-year-old niece of a woman slain last week.
December 4, 2009 |
In a stunning attack on Somalia's shaky government, a suicide bombing Thursday at a graduation ceremony in Mogadishu killed three Cabinet ministers and least 12 others, government officials said. The bomber sneaked in amid hundreds of guests and graduating medical students at the Shamo Hotel in the south of the capital. Government forces control only a sliver of Mogadishu, and the attack was another indication of the reach of Islamist militants and Al Qaeda operatives. The carnage was a devastating blow to a transitional government, backed by U.S. arms shipments and African Union troops, that is fighting a civil war against an Islamic insurgency.
June 9, 2003 |
International peacekeepers had received numerous warnings of suicide bombing attacks like the one that killed four German soldiers Saturday, and they expect more to come, officials said Sunday. Warnings come in every day, and "we take them all very, very seriously," International Security Assistance Force Lt. Col. Thomas Lobbering told reporters here Sunday. Yet by their very nature, terrorist attacks can't be predicted and there is no guarantee they can be avoided, he cautioned.
September 10, 2003 |
Two suicide bombers struck hours apart Tuesday, setting off powerful explosions at a crowded bus stop outside a suburban Tel Aviv army base and a trendy late-night cafe in Jerusalem. At least 13 people were killed in the blasts, along with the bombers, and dozens were hurt.
April 18, 2006 |
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a popular fast-food restaurant Monday, killing nine other people, injuring nearly 60 and greatly heightening hostilities between Israel and the new Hamas-dominated Palestinian government. It was the first such attack in Israel since Hamas took power nearly three weeks ago, and the Islamist group infuriated Israel by describing the bombing as a form of self-defense.
November 8, 2007 |
The death toll from this country's deadliest suicide bombing rose Wednesday to 68, and witnesses said some people may have been killed or wounded when guards opened fire after the blast. Two Afghans have been arrested in connection with the attack. Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Sayed Khail said the two suspects had ordered women to leave before the blast. Six lawmakers were among the dead, but most of the victims were believed to be schoolchildren.