by DEBKAfile 27 March 2002

"Death Toll in Passover Massacre at Netanya Hotel
Rises to 20, With 23 of 125 Injured Still in Serious or
Critical Condition

The first Fatality Identified Is:
Sgt.-Maj. Avraham Beckman, 25, from Ashdod

Wednesday Night, Palestinian Suicide Detonated Powerful Bomb with
Nails and Spikes in Park Hotel Dining Hall As Passover Seder Was
Beginning, Spreading Carnage and Bringing Ceiling Down

Israelis Wait Tensely for Sharon Government Decision to
Hit Terror Centers and End Unilateral Ceasefire
Declared for US Envoy’s Zinni Truce Mission

In Two Weeks of Mission Palestinians Kill 43 Israelis,
Injure More than 350

Bush’s Response: This Is Callous, This Cold-Blooded
Killing Must Stop

High Terror Alert Maintained in Jerusalem for Passover
Wednesday, Palestinian Bomber Caught on Way to Capital in
Red Crescent Ambulance
His Bomb Belt Was Hidden Under Stretcher

Sorely Divided Arab League Summit Continues in Beirut Thursday
Without Key Leaders after Saudi Delegation’s Walkout and
Crisis over Arafat Speech

American Tourists in Italy Warned of Easter Sunday
Terror Attacks in Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice