First Suicide Bomb in Nine Months Hits Israel
On Monday, a Palestinian man bombed a bakery in Eilas, Israel, killing himself and three others. It was the first suicide bombing in Israel in nine months. Two Palestinian militant groups, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, admitted responsibility for the attack.
The incident was hard to cover because it took place in Israel. Both Twin Cities papers received their information via wire services. Attribution was well done in both articles. They quoted a few people, witnesses, and officials, and made sure the public knew where all of the information had come from.
The Star Tribune's article on the event was quite a bit longer then the Pioneer Press', and covered more of a historical background on the political issues that have taken place in Israel recently.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press article was quite a bit shorter, but was more focused on the issue that had taken place.
Both articles were strong, but the Star Tribune provided information that the average reader might not have known, which was appreciated.