JERUSALEM (Sep. 14)
Two separate terrorist attacks against Israeli targets Tuesday in the Gaza Strip failed and resulted in the deaths of two terrorists.
In one of the incidents, a Palestinian with explosives strapped to his body ran into the courtyard of a police station in Gaza City and detonated the human bomb.
No one other than the suicide bomber was hurt, and no damage was reported.
Earlier in the day, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who lunged at them with a knife at an observation post. One of the soldiers was slightly wounded in the assault.
Israeli officials have been on a high state of alert following promises by Palestinian rejectionists to step up their attacks in order to thwart any reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.
On Sunday, three Israeli soldiers were ambushed and killed by gunmen of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement.
Later that same day, an armed terrorist boarded an Egged bus on the road from Ashdod to Ashkelon and stabbed the driver to death after he had stopped the vehicle and put up a fight.