On Novemver 6th, 1998, at around 10 AM, a car bomb exploded in a Jerusalem
open air marketplace, wounding 21 and killing both bombers. This bombing
was an other attempt to upset the Middle east peace process. The attack
is the third attack by Hamas in three weeks, and the second suicide bombing
since the singning of the Wye river accord. The attack caused a temporary
freeze in Middle East peace negotiations when Netanyahu's cabinet suspended
ratification of Wye river accord.
The Wye rive accord calls for Israel to withdraw its troops from land in the West Bank, giving the Palestinians control of about 40 percent of the area. In return, the Palestinians agreed to a comprehenive security plan to protect Israel from terrorist attacks by Islamic militants, and to remove part of the PLO charter that called for the destruction of the state of Israel.
10/23/98- Netanyahu and Arafat sign the Wye river accord in Wye Mills, MD. The deal outlines a land for security agreement.
10/30/98- Palestinians approve Wye accord.
11/6/98- A car bomb explodes in a Jerusalem marketplace
11/6/98- Israel suspends decision on the Wye river accord.
11/17/98- Israeli parlement approves Wye river accord.
11/19/98- Israeli cabinet approves land for security deal.
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