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04-18-2006, 11:41 AM
USrael at war with Palestine, Syria and Iran, no world war at all...

Israeli Leaders Weigh Response to Bombing

By KARIN LAUB, Apr 18, 5:02 AM (ET)

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said Tuesday that it holds the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority responsible for the deadliest suicide bombing in nearly two years and debated whether to target it directly as an "enemy entity" - even though the attack was carried out by a different militant group.

Monday's blast outside a packed Tel Aviv fast-food restaurant killed nine civilians and wounded dozens during the Jewish Passover holiday, and troop reinforcements were deployed across Israel for fear of more attacks. The 21-year-old bomber, a West Bank university dropout, was sent by the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad group.

Israel's U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman, warned that the Hamas government's verbal support for the bombing, as well as recent statements by Iran and Syria, "are clear declarations of war, and I urge each and every one of you to listen carefully and take them at face value." Gillerman said a new "axis of terror" - Iran, Syria and the Hamas government - was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century.

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