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Suicide Bombing At Erez Crossing; No Israelis Hurt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Truck explodes in suicide bombing at Erez Crossing; no Israeli casualties

A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden truck on the Palestinian side of the Erez Crossing on the Israel-Gaza Strip border early Thursday morning (22 May). The blast was heard 30 kilometres (18 miles) away, causing damage to homes in Netiv Ha'asara. The driver was the only casualty in the attempted attack.

At a meeting with French FM Bernard Kouchner, Israeli FM Tzipi Livni said, "The attempted attack this morning at Erez Crossing Point should demonstrate to the international community that, while it demands that Israel take care of the situation in Gaza and open the crossing points, Hamas, which controls Gaza, is not interested in improving the lives of the population and doesn't take even minimal responsibility for Gazan residents. The international community must continue to delegitimize Hamas and to support the peace process taking place with pragmatic elements."

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