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Palestinian Islamic Supremacist murders three Israelis
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian Islamic Supremacist has murderered three Israelis after blowing himself up in a crowded market:
Three people - two women and one man - were killed and 38 wounded when a male suicide bomber blew up at a cheese deli in the busy Carmel Market in central Tel Aviv at 11:21 a.m. Monday. [...]
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Three Israelis killed in Carmel Market suicide bombing
Three people - two women and one man - were killed and 38 wounded when a male suicide bomber blew up at a cheese deli in the busy Carmel Market in central Tel Aviv at 11:21 a.m. Monday.
Two of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition.
Deputy Defense Minister Ze'ev Boim said the initial assessment is that the terrorist left the West Bank and entered Israeli territory through a gap in the security fence north of Jerusalem.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group said its Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades carried out the attack. The group named the bomber as Amr al-Faar, 16, from the Askar refugee camp near Nablus. Several deadly terror cells have emanated from Askar. The most recent suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood, on September 22, was carried out by a young woman who also came from the Askar camp.
People were seen running after those carrying the body of the suicide bomber out of the market, and some were trying to knock the body to the ground.
Police suspect that terror groups made use of the large number of illegal Palestinian workers at the market to plan the attack. Security officials said there was no concrete warning for the Carmel Market.
Monday's attack is the 14th suicide bomb attack inside Israel since the beginning of 2004. The last suicide bombing in Tel Aviv took place in July, when a bomber blew up near a bus stop on Har Zion Street, killing a female soldier. The most recent attack occurred in Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood on September 22.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said shortly after the attack that it proved "that there will been no change in the Palestinian Authority until the PA starts taking serious steps to eliminate terror, dismantle terrorist organizations and put an end to incitement."
The explosion occurred at a stall on the corners of Nahalat Binyamin and Ha'Carmel streets, at the center of the crowded outdoor market.
Shimon Romach, head of the Tel Aviv firefighters, said he estimated the suicide bomber did not carry a huge amount of explosives with him, adding that the blast was relatively small.
Shlomo, who works at a vegetable stand, said the explosion didn't at first appear to be "very serious. We thought at first that it was a gas balloon that exploded."
Tel Aviv Police chief Cmdr. David Tzur said the attack was carried out by one bomber, "who blew himself up amidst people who were busy buying their groceries.
"We have already cleared all the wounded. The speed at which the emergency services arrived allowed a quick evacuation of the wounded. We had no prior warnings of an attack on this area," Tzur said, adding that there is a police station at the market whose officers conduct patrols in the area.
The police commander said the investigation into the attack has begun. "We have many cases of security forces thwarting attacks, and if somebody breaks through, that means they have gone through a thick layer of defense," Tzur said.
"I want to say to all those who employ Palestinians who do not have the required permits to enter Israel: Please put a stop to this. These Palestinians give terrorists information and assist them in arriving into Israel," Tzur said.
The security establishment registered 44 terror alerts as of Monday morning. Two Palestinian would-be bombers were arrested this past week in the West Bank.
Officials in Jerusalem said there was no connection between Monday's attack and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's condition.
Demonstrators from the Right arrived at the Carmel Market shortly after the bombing, carrying with them a sign reading "Victims of Disengagement."
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With Gil Hoffman and Nina Gilbert
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