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Palestinian Group Takes Responsibility for Explosions.

By Laurie Kassman (VOA-Jerusalem)

Two explosions rocked the Jerusalem ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim Thursday. Police say at least two-people were injured and several others suffered from shock. The Palestinian Popular Resistance Forces claimed responsibility.

Large groups of residents immediately gathered in the street to protest, some calling for death to the Arabs. Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon called the explosion a tragic event that demands Israelis to unite against terror. Sharon told reporters the attack only reaffirms his pledge not to renew peace talks with the Palestinians until the violence ends. Palestinian radicals had threatened to carry out terrorist attacks inside Israel if Sharon was elected.

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Date:Feb 9, 2001
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