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Saturday, September 06, 2003

Shavua tov - There's been a shift

Headlines from Debka:
Hamas orders its Izz a-din Al Qassam terrorist brigades to strike Israeli targets anywhere and everywhere without delay. Israeli police beef up security nationwide.

Israel assassination attempt misses Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin when helicopters strike building in Gaza City where top Hamas strategists including Yassin were planning fresh wave of terrorist attacks Saturday. Palestinian sources report Yassin taken to hospital with light-medium injuries, Marwan Abu Ras seriously hurt, Ismail Haniya escaped injury.

Arafat accepts resignation of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)as Palestinian prime minister Saturday. Jerusalem government sources say Israel will not accept Arafat's domination of Palestinian government. DEBKAfile: That domination is now a fact. Sharon may have to postpone his long-planned India visit Monday over fresh crisis.