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January 18, 2002
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At least four Israelis were killed and 30 injured when a Palestinian suicide bomber attacked a banquet hall in northern Israel. The Palestinian tried to detonate explosives attached to his body at the entrance to the Armon David banquet hall in Hadera late Thursday night. When the explosives did not detonate, he threw grenades into the crowd, a police spokesman said. The bomber was killed, but the circumstances of his death remained unclear. A spokesman for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Ra’anan Gissin, said Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat had not taken action against the terror infrastructure, and “we are now experiencing the next wave of terror.”

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