Bombers traced

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Four of the five Islamic militants who blew themselves up in two recent suicide bombings in Jerusalem were Hamas activists who lived in the West Bank village of Assira, the Israeli authorities announced yesterday.

The discovery was a victory for the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who challenged Yasser Arafat's claim that the assailants came from abroad. Israel said the four were on a list of 88 activists it had handed to the Palestinian Authority with the demand they be arrested. AP