Jun. 18, 2002
In Beirut, suicide bombing is defended as "self-defense"
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIRUT Mideast politicians defended Palestinian suicide bombings as an important "means of struggle" during a conference in Lebanon Tuesday that drew some of Israel's staunchest foes.
The conference opened in the Lebanese capital shortly after a Palestinian bomber blew himself up on a bus in Jerusalem, killing 19 Israelis and wounding 55.