In this July 2002 bombing at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, five Americans were among Hamas’ victims.
Hamas must have awakened this morning with a fuzzy head and a dry mouth and realized it didn’t mean all those things it said last night about revenge against the U. S. as well as Israel. Now Hamas says it will target Sharon, not the U.S.
You may remeber that Hamas was quick to deny any involvement in the last attack on Americans in Gaza. Perhaps they know their limitations.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP)- The new Hamas leader in Gaza said Wednesday the militant group had no plans to attack U.S. targets, while another top official in the organization said it has targeted Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for death.
The Islamic group had made veiled threats it would retaliate against the United States for Israel’s assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin on Monday, but it has rarely attacked American targets during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Fearing retaliation, Israel has gone on high alert since Yassin’s death, and troops south of the West Bank city of Nablus stopped a Palestinian boy wearing a suicide bomb belt from crossing through a checkpoint. Soldiers removed the explosives-packed belt from the boy, Hussam Abdo, and sappers later detonated it, the army said.
Oh, by the way. Some reports say the Palestinian boy was a teenager. Haaretz reports the Palestinian boy with the suicide belt was 12 years old.