Two people were killed and four were wounded, one critically, by a bomb exploding at around 07:15 Wednesday at the east entrance to Kfar Saba. One of the persons killed was the terrorist, police said.
The attack was near Neveh Yemin, on the border between Israel and the Palestinian territories, a kilometer south of the blockade at the southern entrance to the Arab town Qalqilya.
The bomb had been planted at the parking lot of the gas station Mifgash Hashalom.
The terrorist is believed to be among the three persons killed. The wounded have been evacuated to Beilinson Hospital, where Dr. Zvi Rottenberg said three were in moderate condition, one in critical condition.
In other incidents, two border policemen were wounded in a stone-throwing incident by the Arab town of Jenin. Shots were fired at an Israeli bus traveling nbear Beit El.
Another attack on the Netanya market was foiled by alert citizens who noticed a suspicious object at around 06:15 and alerted the police.
Another bomb has been found at the market at Petah Tikvah, Israel radio reported at 9:15.
Emergency contact number at the Beilinson Hospital: 1255134.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be spending much of the day in budget debates, but plans to hold a cabinet meeting this afternoon. Earlier in the week Sharon objected to convening special cabinet meetings after terrorist attacks. The intensifying momentum of the attacks may have changed his mind.
With Ha'aretz staff