CHRONOLOGY OF HAMAS'S WAR ON ISRAEL

Feb. 25, 1994: Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein kills 29 Muslims in Hebron.

April 6, 1994: Hamas car-bomb attack kills nine people in Afula, Israel.

April 13, 1994: Hamas suicide bomber blows up a commuter bus, killing six in Hadera, Israel.

Oct. 19, 1994: Hamas suicide bomber blows up bus, killing 22 in Tel Aviv.

Dec. 25, 1994: Hamas suicide attack on a Jerusalem bus wounds 12.

Jan. 22, 1995: Two suicide bombers from Islamic Jihad kill 21 people at Beit Lid junction near Tel Aviv.

April 9, 1995: Islamic Jihad suicide bomber kills eight in Gaza.

July 24, 1995: Hamas suicide bomber on Tel Aviv bus kills six Israelis.

Aug. 21, 1995: Hamas suicide bomber kills four Israelis, one American, and wounds more than 100 on a Jerusalem bus.

Oct. 26, 1995: Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki is assassinated by suspected Israeli agents in Malta.

Nov. 4, 1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assassinated by extremist Jew.

Jan. 5, 1996: Hamas master bomber Yehiya Ayyash is assassinated by suspected Israeli agents.

Feb. 25, 1996: Hamas suicide bomber kills 25 people on a Jerusalem bus. Simultaneously, a suicide bomber in Ashkelon kills one.

Feb. 28, 1996: Hamas gives Israel a week to respond to a conditional cease-fire offer, which calls for Israel to cease attacks on Hamas leaders and free prisoners.

March 2, 1996: Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres rejects the Hamas offer and vows to crack down harder on the terrorist group.

March 3, 1996: Hamas suicide bomber kills 19 on Jerusalem bus. Mr. Peres vows to destroy Hamas. Israel's military launches raids on Palestinian refugee camps near Hebron, arrests scores of suspects and imposes a curfew on 450 Palestinian villages.

March 4, 1996: Hamas suicide bomber kills 13, including five teenagers, in Tel Aviv. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat outlaws the military wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and Palestinian police arrest scores of Islamic militants.

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