Palestinian attacks persist despite Israels cease-fire

May 27 — Two car bombings took place in the heart of western Jerusalem. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the first blast, which exploded shortly after midnight, causing no injuries. The second car bombing, coming hours before the start of the Shavuot holiday, was packed with mortar shells. The Islamic Jihad terror group claimed responsibility for the blast, which injured at least 30.

May 29 — Three Israelis were killed in separate shooting attacks in the West Bank. Gilead Zar, a security guard for a West Bank settlement, was killed in a roadside ambush near Nablus, three months after he was seriously wounded in another shooting incident. Later that day, on the way to Zar's funeral, a resident of the settlement of Efrat — Sarah Blaustein, 53, an immigrant from the United States — was killed when shots were fired at her car. Her husband, Norman, was slightly wounded, and a son, Sammy, was seriously wounded with three bullets in his back. Another person in the car, Esther Alva, 20, died several hours after the attack. Terrorists also opened fire on the Zar funeral procession.

May 30 — A car bomb exploded outside a high school in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya, injuring six people. Classes were not in session at the time of the explosion.

May 31 — An Israeli settler was killed by Palestinian gunmen while driving near the West Bank city of Tulkarm. Zvi Shelef, 63, died of massive head wounds. The attack took place hours after Israeli and Palestinian security officials met for a second time in two days but failed to find a way to end the violence.

June 1 — A suicide bomber killed 20 Israelis and wounded more than 90 at a Tel Aviv beach-side disco.

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