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PAGE 10 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 14, 2 bombing By Naomi Segal launched an anti-terror opera- special assemblies and memo- Leitel, an eighth grader at tion in a Gaza refugee camp. rials, and psychologists and Haifa's Reali High School who JERUSALEM (JTA)--A sui-At least 11 Palestinianswere counselors were dispatched to showed a strong interest in bi- cide bus bombing in Haifa has killed during the raid, which helpstudentscopewiththeloss, oiogyandenvironmentalstud- shattered a relative period of provoked hours of pitched The dead included eighties, wasaU.S, citizen. calm in Israel and served as a battles with Palestinian gun- teen-agers, including students Bornin New Hampshire, she stark reminder to a country men in the Jabalya refugee returning home from class, cametoIsraelasaninfantwith bracing for the possible impli- camp. Two soldiers also were killed, her family when her father cationsofaU.S.-ledwaragainst Palestiniansclaimedat least More than 40 people were came to study at the Technion Iraq. eight people were killed when wounded. - Israel Institute of Technology With the United States step- army tank fire hit a group that The names of 13 of the vie in Haifa. He laterwasappointed pingupmilitaryanddiplomatic had gathered near a burning tims have been released so far: representative of the Baptist preparations for a possible building. But the Israeli army Smadar Firstater, 17; Kamar Churchin Israel. strike against Iraq, much of saidtheonlyvictimofthetank Abu Hamed, 12; Daniel Along with Yuval Israelhasbeenfocusedonwhen shellwasaPalestinianwhowas Haroush, 16; Mordechai Mendelevitch,whoalsowaskilled a war might break out and preparing to launch a rocket at Hershko, 41, and his son, Tom in the bombing, Leitel had been whether it would affect Israel. a tank. Hershko, 16; Meital Katav, 20; part of the Children Teaching But the focus changed Also on Thursday, funerals Tal Kerman, 17; Staff Sgt. ChildrenprogramattheJewish- abruptly last Wednesday when were held for most of the 15 Eliyahu Laham, 22; Yuval Arab Center for Peace at Givat at least 15 people were killed victims killed a day earlier in Mendelevitch, 13; Staff Sgt. Haviva since last September. andmorethan30woundedinathe Haifa bus bombing. Be'eft Oved, 21; Mark Takash, The program teaches plu- suicidebombingonaHaifabus. Manyofthevictimswerehigh 54; Assaf Tzur (Zolinger), 17; ralism, tolerance and coexist- A day later, Israeli forces school students. Schools held and Abigail Leitel, 14.ence. All our Products will be Kosher Pareve for Passover Including our Famous Chocolate Covered Matzah Specializing In Handmade Truffles, Marzipans and Fruit Candies The Perfect Touch for Any Special Occasion. 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IlIF m p*o,nd I',il Ih,~ RelJ~rar, c~ Nomb~ 5,C00S$7 K)O .'1, c~ ~h c ~ ah, Ullon 1, eecewed by t~ No De i: enta'~ el ~mlmbalm~ is ~ Io my ~1 m,~d ac a~ The Hershkos were on their "We must way home from a peace work- terrorism all the time shop wheri they were killed, Army Radio. according to Israel's Foreign "There is no difference Ministry. tween an attempted Last Wednesday, witnesses and there are spoke of the chaos and devasta- and an attack that tion caused by the attack. "We should not act withl Heftziba Shetreet, who was intent for ina buildingopposite the Haifa ued. ''We must bombingsite, describedtheini- pressure on the tial moments of confusion af- ter she heard the explosion that they must "In the first few seconds, we the extremists." thought the war had started," sources were q she told Israel Radio ''We felt that the relative q the explosion right above our weeks was the c heads, the Israeli army's ongoinga ''Within seconds we realized terrorist activities by in that there was a terrorist at- West Bank and Gaza. tack," she added.''We went out- The United States side and saw the bus, corn- ain were among foreign.! pletely scorched, cloaked in tions condemning smoke, and the wounded President Bush strewn all over. Without think- strongly with the ing, we immediately ran to help rael in fighting them " It was the first time hismessagetoterroristsis terrorists had succeeded in car- their efforts will not be rying out a suicide bombing in cessful," White House Israel since Jan. 5, when 23 man Ari Fleischer said. people were killed, some of themforeignworkers,aftertwo United States and suicide bombers launched an criticized Israel for attack near Tel Aviv's old Cen- Palestinian civilians tral Bus Station. anti-terror operations in But Israeli security and po- Gaza Strip. litical officials stressed that the Following .nSi feeling of quiet was only an Radio quoted Palesbma illusion, and that Israel has reportingthatlsraelitanks thwarted numerous attempted tered Jenin. Israel Radio bombings since the Tel Aviv attack, a senior Hamas militant! Ya'acov Borovsky, the police Ramallah. chief of the northern district, In the attack, the noted that there were some 50 was about halfway alerts for possible terrorist at- route from the tacksacrossIsraellastWednes- Bus Station to Haifa day, but no specific warnings sity, at the tip of Mt. of an impending bombing in when the explosion took Haifa. The powerful blast Immediately following the the roof, leaving the bombing, policeinothernorth- the bus as charred, erncommunitieswent on alert metal. for a possible attempt by ter- Borovsky, the police rorist groups to stage a string said the terrorist ofattacks, Channei2television boarded the bus reported, before detonating There was no immediate The bus driver, who claim of responsibility for the lightly wounded, said attack. But Hamasand Islamic ticed Jihadpraised the bombing, say- to the explosion. ing it came in response to Is- "I pulled up to the raeli military actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. there was an expiosb Theattackwasthefirstsince Marwan Darmouni the new Israeli government "Then I didn't took office, but there was no "When I opened my immediate indication that the everythingwasdestroyed, l Cabinet would adopt a policy was blood on my hands. I different from that of the previ- to get off the bus ous government, was trying to phone the Ashehasdonefollowingpre- and evacuate the viousactsofterror, PrimeMin- Darmouni, ister Ariel Sharon blamed the the town of Shfaram, said Palestinian Authority for the security guards assi bombing, sayi'ng it had done public transportation nothing to stop such attacks, get on his bus, but that Interior Minister Avraham Poraz of the. Shinui Party, a "It'ssad Israel s Channel new member of the Security told Cabinet, said Israel should not sion. The terrorists "don't l dramatically alter its response ferentiate between to terrorist attacks, blood." TheGreater Daytona Beach theSurside Resort Chapter of Hadassahwill con- Atlantic Ave C duct a general club meeting Cost of lunch is $10. featuring guest speaker, Beth members are welcome. Midlin, presidentofthe Halifax For information and Historical Society, followed by vations call a delicious lunch on Thurs- 7222 day, March 20, 11:30 a.m at March 17. Monthly Lunch and Learn programs sponsored by the March 19 .at 11:30 a.m. Jewish Federation featured Dr. programs take place Zena Sulkes and her discus- HebrewDa sionsabout Jewish ethics.The Florida.