This morning, a powerful explosion went off at the central bus stop of Afula. According to a local radio station, a Palestinian kamikaze terrorist threw a bomb right inside a bus. Prepliminary reports indicate two dead and ten injured by the blast.
News of the attack came in just hours after a Palestinian gunman attacked a restaurant in downtown Tel Aviv, revenging for an Israeli air raid upon Palestinian buildings.
Israeli helicopters had spent one hour firing missiles on a headquarters of Palestinian military intelligence in Ramallah, just a few meters away from Yasser Arafat's residence. In Hebron, Palestinian and Israeli soldiers had been exchanging fire all night long. In the morning, a column of battle tanks and bulldozers entered the city.
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