Palestinian attacks increase by 54 percent in April

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 | 
A report by Israel's Shin Bet security service says there were 205 Palestinian attacks against Israeli targets in April, an increase of 54 percent. Most of the attacks involved rocket, mortar and light arms fire, but there were also several roadside bombs. The Israeli army chief said Abbas wants to restore law and order, but he cannot. Lieutenant-General Moshe Ya’alon said that while Hamas and Islamic Jihad have agreed to a cease-fire, dozens of terror cells want to wreck it. Israel supports Abbas because he is seen as a “moderate,” but it fears he cannot deliver.

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