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    Six Americans Injured in Deadly Jerusalem Bus Bombing

    Published March 24, 2011

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    March 23: Israel rescue workers and paramedics treat an injured man after an explosion near a bus stop in Jerusalem.

    Six Americans were injured in the deadly Jerusalem bus bombing Wednesday, a State Department official tells Fox News.

    A British tourist was killed when a bomb went off on a bus during evening rush hour in Jerusalem.

    Police said Gaza militants fired 10 rockets and mortars toward Israel Thursday, including two rockets that exploded north of the city of Ashdod, a main Mediterranean port city about 20 miles north of Gaza -- a first since Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers reached an unofficial truce following a three-week war that ended in January 2009.

    Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to militant rocket and mortar attacks, stoking concerns that a grave new round of hostilities will fill the vacuum left by an impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

    Militants operating near the Israeli border sent at least nine rockets and mortars -- including two rockets that reached the city of Ashdod -- flying at Israeli communities throughout the day, drawing an Israeli airstrike in retaliation. No injuries were reported on either side.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the rocket attacks "repugnant" and defended the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip as legitimate self-defense.

    He spoke during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, who said that "Israel will not tolerate these terror attacks and we will not allow terror to rise once again in the region."

    Because of the superiority of Israel's military, its enemies consider hitting Israeli cities as the most effective strategy in a war against the Jewish state.

    Israel's inability to halt the rocket fire has drawn public criticism, especially since Israel has spent an estimated $200 million developing a system that is meant to shoot down the short-range rockets that militants use. Although officials have repeatedly promised the Iron Dome is ready to be deployed, it so far hasn't been used in the field.

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    Six Americans Injured in Deadly Jerusalem Bus Bombing

    Published March 24, 2011

    | FoxNews.com


    March 23: Israel rescue workers and paramedics treat an injured man after an explosion near a bus stop in Jerusalem.

    Six Americans were injured in the deadly Jerusalem bus bombing Wednesday, a State Department official tells Fox News.

    A British tourist was killed when a bomb went off on a bus during evening rush hour in Jerusalem.

    Police said Gaza militants fired 10 rockets and mortars toward Israel Thursday, including two rockets that exploded north of the city of Ashdod, a main Mediterranean port city about 20 miles north of Gaza -- a first since Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers reached an unofficial truce following a three-week war that ended in January 2009.

    Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to militant rocket and mortar attacks, stoking concerns that a grave new round of hostilities will fill the vacuum left by an impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

    Militants operating near the Israeli border sent at least nine rockets and mortars -- including two rockets that reached the city of Ashdod -- flying at Israeli communities throughout the day, drawing an Israeli airstrike in retaliation. No injuries were reported on either side.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the rocket attacks "repugnant" and defended the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip as legitimate self-defense.

    He spoke during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, who said that "Israel will not tolerate these terror attacks and we will not allow terror to rise once again in the region."

    Because of the superiority of Israel's military, its enemies consider hitting Israeli cities as the most effective strategy in a war against the Jewish state.

    Israel's inability to halt the rocket fire has drawn public criticism, especially since Israel has spent an estimated $200 million developing a system that is meant to shoot down the short-range rockets that militants use. Although officials have repeatedly promised the Iron Dome is ready to be deployed, it so far hasn't been used in the field.

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    Okay, Hamas is the sovereign control of Gaza, right? And they have declared war on Israel, fired all sorts of ordnance at the Israelis (with primary targets being civilians), and yet, whenever Israel fights back, the Jews are the bad guys. Somebody want to explain that Bizarro universe version of events?
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