Inside the Middle East
March 23, 2009
Posted: 1421 GMT

Car bomb kills senior Palestinian official
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) - A senior Palestinian official and three bodyguards were killed Monday when a car bomb targeting his convoy exploded in the vicinity of Mieh Miyeh Palestinian refugee camp near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.

U.S. files complaint against suspects in '07 Iraq ambush
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) - The U.S. Army has filed a criminal complaint in Iraq against 12 people suspected in an ambush south of Baghdad nearly two years ago that left seven U.S. soldiers dead, the military said Sunday.

Israeli police disable car bomb outside crowded shopping mall
JERUSALEM (CNN) - A "huge disaster" was averted when a car bomb, set to go off outside a shopping mall, was disabled before it exploded, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.

New video of Briton seized in Iraq in 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) - The British Embassy in Baghdad has received a new video of one of five British hostages kidnapped about two years ago.

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Carlos   March 23rd, 2009 4:35 pm ET

If the Palestinians keep it up they won't need to worry about forming a unity government-- there won't be anyone left if they keep killing each other!

World traveler   March 23rd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

At least they are killing each other, better for the rest of us.

GLeigh   March 24th, 2009 3:07 am ET

I like the folks here. I like learning, and I've learned a few things despite reading no links but doing my own searches. I am stubborn, but I do like finding my own info because I'm afraid links are biased. Still, doing like twenty projects and the husband told me to pace myself. I told him that I was, running. So going to have focus on a few now because of the Masters and my son's college graduation stuff. I hope everyone continues to write, and I will some, and remain open. We need solutions, not hate.

The car bomb, I am so sad for the Palestinian person killed. It is a deep sadness because everyone is a contributing person. People kidnapped are sad too, and happily one bomb was stopped. My plan tomorrow is to go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy or put out my spring flowers, so I feel a little guilty. Also it's still gets cold, so I need to wait a week or two. I wish all the missiles and bombs would stop. As a higher being, a human person, we should be able to accomplish it.

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