Israeli policeman dies in bomb attack

An Israeli border policeman has been killed at the Erez crossing on the Israeli-Gaza border after a Palestinian blew himself up.

    Many Palestinians are employed at the industrial area near Erez

    The bomber himself died and three other Israeli policemen were wounded in Saturday’s blast.

    The attack took place at a terminal near the Erez industrial zone where thousands of Palestinians are employed. The zone was evacuated and sealed off after the attack.

    The explosion occurred at a terminal near the Erez industrial zone where thousands of Palestinians are employed, it said.

    The blast occurred days after US President George Bush endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to retain some large West Bank Jewish settlements and bar refugees from returning to their home towns.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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