Two Israelis killed in Hamas revenge

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Gaza City - The militant Muslim group Hamas said yesterday its guerrillas stabbed to death two Israeli construction workers near Tel Aviv. Hamas said the attack on Friday was in retaliation for the 25 February killing of 30 Muslim worshippers by a Jewish settler in a mosque in Hebron.

'This attack is a response to the Hebron mosque massacre on its six-month anniversary, and we promise the Israeli government two more attacks by the end of the year,' Hamas said. A witness to the scene of the attack in Ramle called it 'unusually brutal, the throats violently slashed'.

Hamas, which leads armed opposition to the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, said the Israelis were attacked as they were installing a lift. Reuter