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 In the wake of Sunday's double suicide bombing that killed 10 Israelis in a heavily guarded Israeli seaport, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Monday told his parliament peace talks with the Palestinians are off.

Sharon charged that the attack "reinforces the understanding that there is no Palestinian leader with the courage, the ability, to struggle against terrorism."

Therefore, Sharon said, "Israel has no real Palestinian negotiating partner for peace talks. Therefore, also in the political sphere, Israel will have to act according to its own understanding alone. Clearly, in this situation, there will be no political negotiations."

That means Sharon now feels Israel is free to withdraw according to its own plan and draw its own borders.

"The Palestinians must understand that the only way to peace is to battle terror and incitement," he added.

Sharon has announced plans to close most Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and withdraw without consulting the Palestinians.

Sharon then asked for a Knesset vote on his statement. It was approved, but only by a narrow 46-45 vote.

The debate was initiated by a faction that accused Sharon of too much talk and not enough action.

Early Monday, Israeli helicopters attacked two suspected Hamas weapons workshops in Gaza City. Sharon also called off a summit with his Palestinian counterpart.

Israel plans to target and kill the leaders of Palestinian militant groups, reports CBS News Correspondent Robert Berger, in response to the bombing at the port of Ashdod, one of the country's most strategic facilities. Israeli officials say the time of the hits will depend on intelligence: knowing where these leaders are, and when they'll be there.

Palestinian militants in Gaza have been stepping up attacks in recent weeks, in response to Sharon's proposal to withdraw from all or most of Gaza if peace talks with the Palestinians remain frozen. The militants want to claim victory by creating the impression that they are driving Israel out of Gaza.

Israel has also escalated its military activity in Gaza, for fear that a withdrawal could be perceived as a sign of weakness.

Sunday's attack sent Israeli officials scrambling to discover security breaches. They say the Palestinians adopted a tactic of al Qaeda by hitting a strategic target like a port.

"The goal is to cripple and in fact destroy the economic capacity of the country that's being targeted," government spokesman Dore Gold told Berger.

Palestinian militant groups are gloating over the attack, saying it shows that no place in Israel is safe — including its most heavily guarded and strategic facilities.

The Islamic militant group Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed joint responsibility.

One Al Aqsa leader in Gaza, who identified himself only as Abu Qusay, told AP in a telephone interview that "this is a message to the Israelis that all their walls and fences cannot prevent us from infiltrating Israel and doing whatever we want."

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia condemned Sunday's suicide attacks in Ashdod, as scores of Palestinians took to the streets in the Jenin and Jabalya refugee camps to celebrate the attacks.

Palestinian officials said the Fatah group's growing involvement in suicide attacks is a source of major concern for the leadership.

"People are asking themselves, if we can't control our own men, how can we be expected to rein in Hamas and other groups," one Palestinian Authority official told the Jerusalem Post.

The bombers, 17-year-old high school students from a Gaza refugee camp, managed to slip into Israel despite a heavily patrolled fence ringing the strip; one of their handlers said he believed they crawled through a tunnel. The assailants also evaded tight security at the port and used high-grade plastic explosives.

A militant leader in Gaza told The Associated Press the bombers had intended to blow up fuel storage tanks in Ashdod, heightening Israeli concerns that militants are trying to carry out a "mega attack" with hundreds of casualties. However, the explosions went off several hundred meters from the fuel tanks.

The intended target, the use of plastic explosives, the cooperation between militant groups and the fact that Palestinian bombers managed to slip out of Gaza for the first time since 2000 were all seen as signals of escalation in tactics.

Abu Qusay said the militant groups were trying to carry out more devastating attacks. "We planned this attack to be a major one, to target their infrastructure, to show them that not only can we kill you, but destroy your infrastructure as well, like you destroy ours," he said.

So far, more than 100 Palestinian suicide bombings since 2000 have targeted Israeli malls, cafes and buses, but no single attack has claimed more than 30 lives.

Until Sunday, all Palestinian bombers since 2000 came from the West Bank, which has a much more porous border with Israel. Israel is building a long and expensive barrier in the West Bank ostensibly aimed at stopping attackers, but Palestinians object to the planned route, which cuts deep into territory they claim for a future state.

The Palestinian groups that sent the two teenage bombers say they crawled through a tunnel under the fence. Berger reports that has Israeli officials worried the fence may be ineffective. Militant groups say the Ashdod port bombing shows that fences won't protect Israel.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian boy was caught Monday by Israel troops while trying to carry explosives through a West Bank roadblock, Israeli media reported. The boy's age was given as either 10- or 15-years-old. He reportedly was bring the explosive belt into Israel for use by a suicide bomber waiting on the other side of the crossing.


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Re:Suicide bombing kills 10 in Israel...Sharon Cancels peace talks.
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004, 06:40:05 AM »
Israel and Palestine should just fight and get it over with.  Fuck peace, both sides want the other side dead, the only answer is to do it.  
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004, 05:56:26 PM »
Israel and Palestine should just fight and get it over with.  Fuck peace, both sides want the other side dead, the only answer is to do it.  

No, that would absolve the Israelis of the blood on their hands. Why do people fail to comprehend the basis of the dispute, illegal Israeli presence on Palestinian land.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004, 05:59:08 PM »
^ The same reason you don't understand that Israel was there before the Palestinians.  It's what happens when there's a war.  Lemme break it down for you.


1. People have a war
2. Whoever wins takes shit


The Palestinians did it, now the Jews are doing it.  Right now, the jews have the land.  If the palestinians want it, they'll have to take it.  That's why there needs to be a war.  They can't come to terms, they've been fucking around with it for decades, fuck it! They should just all out kill each other and be done with it if their bodies and minds are so obsessed with blood shed.  They don't know how to live civilized over there.  That would be like Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. fighting over who gets more land.  It's stupid, it's the past, let it the fuck go, or go to war.  Those are the only 2 options.
 

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Re:Suicide bombing kills 10 in Israel...Sharon Cancels peace talks.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004, 06:05:30 PM »
If the Israelites never took Palestinian land in the first place there wouldn't be these problems.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2004, 06:10:27 PM »
^ The same reason you don't understand that Israel was there before the Palestinians.  It's what happens when there's a war.  Lemme break it down for you.


1. People have a war
2. Whoever wins takes shit


The Palestinians did it, now the Jews are doing it.  Right now, the jews have the land.  If the palestinians want it, they'll have to take it.  That's why there needs to be a war.  They can't come to terms, they've been fucking around with it for decades, fuck it! They should just all out kill each other and be done with it if their bodies and minds are so obsessed with blood shed.  They don't know how to live civilized over there.  That would be like Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. fighting over who gets more land.  It's stupid, it's the past, let it the fuck go, or go to war.  Those are the only 2 options.

1st, good job on being frank and realistic. You are right in one aspect. People have wars, winner gets the bitches, and the loser dusts his clothes off. I agree. Take away the Muslim/Afghan in me, I respect these Israeli's gangsta. I can respect their hustle. You hustled land. I cant even hate that to be honest. Youre grimey, you want land, ok you took it, its yours. I can admit this.

I recognize Israel's hustle, but you gotta recognize the fact that these Palestinians dont give a fuck if some backward mismanaged arab armies got their asses handed to them 60 yrs ago. Their land got hustled, so theyre sayin fuck everybody on our land. You gotta respect this position. They got fucked, theyre in a position where the wrong cant be corrected so theyre just out to fuck every one up. This is why you cant be crying when these suicide bombings are going off and lil kids are gettin killed in pizza parlors.
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

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Re:Suicide bombing kills 10 in Israel...Sharon Cancels peace talks.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2004, 01:58:03 AM »
If the Israelites never took Palestinian land in the first place there wouldn't be these problems.




Israelites? Come on now, you're smarter than that.