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Qtec
01-13-2005, 07:49 PM
Militants kill 5 Israelis at Gaza checkpoint
IDF: Three Palestinian militants killed in gunbattle


GAZA CITY (CNN) -- A suicide truck bombing followed by a shootout at an Israeli military checkpoint in northern Gaza killed five Israelis and at least two Palestinian militants late Thursday, Palestinian security sources and the Israeli military said.

The Israel Defense Forces said that five port authority workers died and five others were wounded in the blast at the Karni terminal, east of Gaza City along the territory's border with Israel.

Palestinian security sources said two militants died in the resulting gunbattle at the terminal, a major commercial crossing between Israel and Gaza; an IDF statement put the number of Palestinian dead at three.

An IDF spokesman said two suicide bombers took part in the initial attack.

Military sources said Israeli aircraft bombed a building in the Dir al-Bala refugee camp after the bombing. There was no immediate report of casualties from that attack.

Three Palestinian militant groups -- Hamas, Popular Resistance and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades -- claimed responsibility for what they said was a joint attack.









Peace with Israel would mean that these groups would have no reason to exist anymore.Its not going to easy for Abbas to put them down.



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highsea
01-13-2005, 08:44 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> Peace with Israel would mean that these groups would have no reason to exist anymore.Its not going to easy for Abbas to put them down.

Q <hr /></blockquote>You got that right. I don't think Abbas can do it. Fatah maybe, but not Hamas.