Thursday, March 27, 2008

A "Militant" Terrorist Bomber

Militant Held in ’02 Passover Bombing

Published: March 27, 2008
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers on Wednesday arrested a Hamas militant suspected by Israel of directing the bloodiest suicide bombing of the Palestinian uprising, an attack that killed 30 people and wounded 143 others during a Passover celebration in 2002.

And the BBC bested the AP/NYT's description:-

Israel Passover bomb suspect held

Israeli security forces have arrested a key suspect in a suicide bombing which killed 30 mainly elderly people at a festival meal in 2002. The Israeli military said Hamas commander Omar Jabar was detained early on Wednesday at a village in the Tulkarm area of the West Bank.

They said he had planned the attack, in the Israeli resort of Netanya, and dispatched the bomber.

It was the single deadliest attack of the five-year Palestinian uprising.

As many as 143 people were injured when the bomber blew himself up in a packed dining room at the Park Hotel on the eve of the Jewish Passover holiday.

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