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  Suicide bomber kills 16 in Israel
Updated 08 May 2002, 07.21
Police at the scene after a suicide bombing
Israel has promised revenge after a suicide bomber killed 16 people and injured more than 50 near Tel Aviv in Israel.

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - in the US to discuss a peace plan with President Bush - said militants will be hunted until they "cease to exist".

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He added that he blamed the Palestinian Authority and their leader Yasser Arafat for the attack, although they have already condemned the suicide bomber.

Tel Aviv
They promised to take action against the people responsible, but didn't give any further details.

Mr Sharon left the US earlier than expected after the attack, but it is thought that US proposals for summer conference to discuss the Middle East may still be successful.

Things had been getting better

It's a real blow because the situation was beginning to improve in the area, with no suicide bombings for close to a month, and Arafat allowed to leave his Ramallah base.

But there have been problems with attempts to end the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethelehem, because no country is prepared to allow 13 Palestinian militants still inside to live in their country.

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