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Hamas Threatens More Attacks

Hamas is warning that yesterday's attack was only "the first of a series," that all foreigners should leave Israel - and that even Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is "wanted."
First Publish: 6/12/2003, 12:28 PM



Hamas is warning that yesterday's attack was only "the first of a series," that all foreigners should leave Israel - and that even Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is "wanted." Four more Kassam rockets were fired this afternoon at western Negev communities - areas that until now had been immune to such attacks; no one hurt.

Palestinian terrorists fired two Kassam rockets at Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak this morning; no one was hurt. One Israeli was lightly hurt this morning when Arabs threw rocks at an Egged bus near the French Hill junction in northern Jerusalem.

A terrorist stormed a group of workers near Kibbutz Metzer with a knife this afternoon and stabbed one of them. The victim, working on the partition fence between Arab and Jewish areas in Judea and Samaria, is in light condition.

Hizbullah, as well, is trying to join the attack. The Lebanese terrorists fired, for the second day in a row, anti-aircraft fire across Israel's northern border. Today's shooting caused a fire in a forest near Tel Chai.

Despite all, Israel opened the Rafiach checkpoint that had been closed since the murderous attack in Erez four days ago (four Israeli soldiers killed). Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler reports that the Israelis who arrived there this morning discovered that an Arab-fired mortar shell had hit the roof of the main building during their absence, causing damage.

The IDF and Shabak caught a terrorist in the Ramallah area last night who was responsible for the murders of Gideon Lichterman and Tzion David last month. He was also behind a shooting attack near N'vei Tzuf, in which a female Israel driver was wounded.

Public Security Minister Tzachi HaNegbi told Arutz-7 today that his promise to soon open the Temple Mount to individual Jewish worshipers is still in effect.