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Friday, December 26, 2003


Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of 21-year-old Israeli army Staff Sergeant
Noam Leibovitch during his funeral in the central Israel
settlement of Elkana Friday, Dec. 26, 2003. Leibovich was one of four
Israelis killed Thursday when a Islamic Jihad suicide bomber blew himself
up in a bus station. The suicide bombing came minutes after an Israeli
airstrike in Gaza killed three Islamic Jihad militants and two civilians.

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

[Note AP trying to make this into tit-for-tat, "cycle of violence" BS.
Suicide bombings are hardly impulsive; there is no way that this murder
of innocents was a response to the IDF strike in Gaza. /y
]