Ariel Sharon



MAALE ADUMIM, -: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gives a speech on the opening day of the new school year in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim 01 September 2004. Israel vowed a global pursuit of Hamas leaders and to accelerate construction of its West Bank barrier after the deadliest Palestinian attack in nearly a year. A double suicide bombing in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva, claimed by the radical Palestinian militant group Hamas, left 16 people dead, aside from the bombers, and more than 80 wounded on 31 August 2004. AFP PHOTO/Pedro UGARTE (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)