Palestinians Angry Over Tel Aviv Attack Official condemnations and denials were followed by public anger toward the perpetrators as Israeli blamed Syria and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack. The Palestinians pointed fingers at the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah. Syria denied the allegations.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas convened his top security chiefs directly after the bombing and issued a strong statement pledging to track down and punish the culprits. The three main Palestinian militant groups ? including Islamic Jihad ? initially denied involvement. A branch of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in the West Bank city of Nablus, even condemned the attack.

Is it possible that Palestine will pressure Syria in this strage turn of events? Have the Palestinian people finally had enough of outside groups sabotaging their piece process? Syria is in the hot seat once again and this time by a most unlikely source. – zzb