Suicide Bombers Target Israelis (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
"All Those Serving Food Are No Longer Among the Living"
By: Ohad Gozani
Date: April 1, 2002
Source: The Daily Telegraph (London)
About the Author: Ohad Gozani is a native Israeli and a news reporter with the Daily Telegraph. He reports from Tel Aviv on events in Israel and also writes for the Associated Press.
From the autumn of 2000 through the end of summer in 2002, more than four hundred people were killed in Israel as a direct result of political violence aimed at Israelis. The majority of deaths, and over one thousand injuries, occurred at the hands of suicide bombers, most of whom were Palestinian, and many were affiliated with Islamist extremist groups Hamas (the Arabic acronym for "The Islamic Resistance Movement") and Islamic Jihad, two terrorist organizations that advocate political violence as a means to establish a Palestinian state.
Yassir Arafat (1929004), then president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which represents the interests of the Palestinian people and is treated as a putative government for the...
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