Sunday, May 21, 2006

Palestinian ‘intelligence service’ earns an ‘F’
Spy chief in Gaza survives bomb hit

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An apparent attempt to assassinate Gaza's intelligence chief with a bomb planted at his headquarters yesterday heightened tensions between President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction and the Islamic militant group Hamas…

The bomb that blew up the intelligence headquarters in Gaza City was packed with metal pellets and planted under the elevator's floor, Mr. Tirawi said.

Mr. Abu Rajab and six aides and bodyguards got into the elevator and were close to the second floor when the blast occurred just before noon. A bodyguard was killed immediately. Mr. Abu Rajab and five others in the elevator were wounded seriously…


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