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Bomber kills 20 in holiday horror
: Bomber kills 20 in holiday horrorBy
: Peter Beaumont Published in
: The GuardianDate of issue
5 October 2003Topic(s) addressed
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a woman suicide bomber chose the eve of the holiest Jewish festival, Yom Kippur, to deliver a murderous blow to the Middle East peace process. She destroyed a packed restaurant yesterday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 50. Four children were among the dead.
Responsibility was claimed by Islamic Jihad, which said the bomber was 29-year-old Hanadi Tayseer Jaradat, who was avenging the killing of her brother and cousin by Israel.