Israel Launches Clampdown In West Bank
Israel launched a military clampdown in the occupied West Bank yesterday in the opening stages of what it vowed would be a harsh response to a Palestinian bombing that killed five Israelis.
Israel’s army said it tightened restrictions on Palestinian movement in the West Bank and carried out raids that led to 14 arrests. The bomber’s father and three brothers were detained. Gaza-based leaders of Islamic Jihad shut off their mobile phones fearing the signal could be used to track them for assassination from the air.