Violent Headlines In Israel

DEBKAfile Intelligence

11 June 2003

Mubarak’s emissary Egyptian intelligence chief Suleiman confers on truce with Arafat, Abu Mazen, Dahlan, Abd Rabbo at Arafat’s Ramallah office. Later, heads for Gaza to meet Hamas, Jihad Islami leaders

DEBKAfile: Venue of conference indicates Arafat real Palestinian boss with whom Mubarak continues to deal directly despite US-Israeli boycott

Sderot comes under renewed Qassam missile attack from Gaza Strip Wednesday day after 7-missile barrage injured five and damaged homes. Israeli troops and civilians come under heavy mortar, anti-tank missile and grenade fire in Gaza Strip and on Israel-Egyptian frontier where fire exchanged.

Bush through his spokesman criticized Israel’s failed attempt Tuesday to assassinate Palestinian Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, concerned strike will undermine Palestinian authorities’ efforts to end terror attacks.

DEBKAfile: US President complains privately Sharon "sandbagged" him by attempted assassination. Sharon says terror leaders will be targeted as long as Palestinian terrorist attacks go on and denies promising to hold off.

PM’s bureau chief Weisglass gives Bush adviser Rice explanation she demanded for Rantisi attack. He promised to send Washington intelligence background.