Tuesday, September 17, 2002


Sept. 17, 2002 | HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli police and Palestinian officials in the West Bank said they believe extremist Jewish settlers planted two bombs in a Palestinian school
yard Tuesday. One device exploded, injuring five children.

Yehoshua Mor-Yosef, spokesman for the Jewish Settlers' Council, said the bombing was an "immoral and illegal act."

Israeli military officials said the explosion occurred near a water cooler in the courtyard of the Ziff junction secondary school south of Hebron. The second bomb was found and safely
detonated. The Israeli military controls the junction, a remote region populated mainly by Bedouins.