Arafat's Boys Claim Responsibility For Terrorist Murder

by DEBKAfile

26 June 2003

Arafat’s al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claims murder Thursday of Israeli telephone technician repairing line in Israeli Arab village of Baq’a al Gharbiyah bordering on West Bank. Fifteen-year old killer is wounded in police pursuit.

IDF forces round up 11 Palestinian suspects on West Bank including Fatah-Tanzim recruiter of two terrorists caught Wednesday in Kafr Kassem on their way to suicide attack in Petach Tikva. In the south, Qassam missile fired at Sderot from Gaza Strip hursday falls in field.

Bush on ceasefire: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” He stressed truce would not be enough. For peace, organizations like Hamas must be dismantled. US president appealed again to EU to dry up all Hamas funding and sideline Arafat.

US Congress majority endorses Israel’s right to combat terror.

Clara Rosenberg, 77 and Holocaust survivor, dies of wounds sustained in Palestinian suicide attack on the Passover Seder at Netanya’s Park Hotel in April 2002. Her death raises the death toll to 30.