Killing of Hamas Leader Threatens Mid-East Peace

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Israel is braced for retaliation, internal debate and dissention after its assassination of Salah Shehade. Although Foreign Minister Shimon Peres called the militant Hamas leader a -local- Osama bin Laden, rightly targeted by the Israeli army, he apologized for the midnight bombing that killed 17 Palestinians and wounded 150 others. International leaders condemned the killing, one human rights group accused its own government of -terrorism,- and Hamas has threatened unspeakable revenge. We assess how the -targeted strike- threatens the small steps that were being made toward reconciliation with an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a leader of the left-wing Meretz Party, a former US ambassador, a BBC Arabic Service correspondent and the editor of the Jerusalem Report.
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