JERUSALEM - The Palestinian suicide bomber was already aboard the crowded commuter bus when 14-year-old Maor Kimche climbed on with his school bag and elbowed his way to the back.
Palestinian officials say further attacks would only help Israel's right wing and want them stopped at least until after the election Jan. 28. But Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas oppose negotiations and contend the attacks will hasten an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories.
Photo(s); Mourners weep for Hodaya Asaraf, a 13-year-old Israeli girl killed in yesterday's suicide bombing on a Jerusalem commuter bus. The militant Islamic group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.; Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS