Islamic Jihad, Tanzim Attacks Focus on Civilians

(Jerusalem Post) Nina Gilbert - Islamic Jihad and Tanzim are now initiating most of the suicide bombing attempts against Israeli civilians, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser, head of the Intelligence Corps research department, informed the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. Hamas, on the other hand, has now decided to focus on targets within Gaza and the West Bank. Twenty-five suicide bombing attempts have been made in the past few months, with all except one foiled by the security forces. Since October, 32 Israeli civilians and soldiers have been killed in attacks, according to an IDF operations official. The official said that there has recently been a slight increase in the number of attacks on soldiers, with about 10 to 14 carried out each day.

2003-12-10 00:00:00

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