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Fighting The Oslo War

Father Atallah Hanna, who was recently fired by the Greek Orthodox Church in eastern Jerusalem as its spokesman for his outspoken support for Palestinian suicide terrorism, was detained today by Israel Police for the same reason... Two suicide terrorists on their way to an attack, as well as their Hamas dispatcher, were arrested in central Shomron, near the Jewish town of Shavei Shomron...
First Publish: 8/22/2002, 6:52 PM

Father Atallah Hanna, who was recently fired by the Greek Orthodox Church in eastern Jerusalem as its spokesman for his outspoken support for Palestinian suicide terrorism, was detained today by Israel Police for the same reason. Hanna, an Israeli-Arab from a village near Nazareth, was released after five hours of questioning about his many statements in favor of terrorism and against Israel. He also illegally traveled to Syria and Lebanon a number of times, meeting with Hizbullah head Sheikh Nasrallah. Hanna has expressed support for "martyrdom by Palestinian men and women," has spoken out against Israel in Arab countries, and has said that Israel harms Christians.

Two suicide terrorists on their way to an attack, as well as their Hamas dispatcher, were arrested in central Shomron, near the Jewish town of Shavei Shomron. They were found with explosives and maps in their possession... An IDF soldier was lightly wounded this morning by a bomb that exploded alongside his vehicle in Shechem... Further north, at the northern entrance to Jenin, a bomb was detonated underneath an IDF tank; no one was hurt... The head of the Kalkilye branch of Hamas was apprehended last night, as were three other terrorists in Jenin and near Bethlehem... Three Arab youths, residents of Sur Baher in Jerusalem, were arrested for throwing firebombs at a Jewish home in the capital last month... An Israeli tractor was fired at this afternoon near Kfar Darom; no one was hurt...

An Israeli-Arab was wounded last night when his car was fired upon between Tapuach and the Jordan Valley. The terrorist apparently mistook him for a Jew. The motorist continued driving until the Arab village Akrabeh, where he was treated, and returned afterwards to the Tapuach Junction to report the shooting to Israeli soldiers stationed there.

An Arab woman, 55, was killed today when a bomb exploded on a chicken-farm belonging to an Islamic Jihad terrorist in western Shomron. The woman's son and another person were injured in the blast. The farm and the explosives belong to Ahmed Yassin, 30, who has so far managed to escape from Israeli security forces.