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WAR: Car Bomb Explodes in West Bank City Of Nablus

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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:27 PM
A car bomb has exploded near a Jewish shrine in the West Bank. At the time hundreds of Israeli worshipers were there, but no injuries were reported. It is not known if the car bomb exploded early or if the shrine was the intended target. Located in the outskirts of the West bank city of Nablus, it was several hundred yards from the shrine and damaged scores of building in the blast zone. Istreli Vice Premier Shimon Peres said that despite the Nablus bomb, Abbas has been making progress towards restoring order.
JERUSALEM - A car bomb exploded early Thursday near a Jewish shrine in the West Bank as hundreds of Israeli worshippers prayed there, causing no injuries but damaging nearby Palestinian homes and underscoring the vulnerability of the Mideast truce declared last month.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, meanwhile, urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to intervene personally to ensure that both Israelis and Palestinian factions adhere to an agreement reached last month, including a pledge of nonviolence.

Abbas, who met with Mubarak at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik, also said he expects the Palestinian militant groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas to take part in a meeting of Palestinian factions planned for mid-March in Cairo.

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I'm glad to see that Israel is shrugging off these attempts to derail the peace talks. Its going to take alot of sucking it up by both sides to make this work. The sooner we can get NATO peacekeepers in the better I think. Israel should press on with the deal regardless as its great for them. They lose a few hard to defend settlements, but solidify their borders in return.

[edit on 3/3/05 by FredT]

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