Man Blows Self Up Planting Bomb

JERUSALEM?A Palestinian militant from the Hamas group blew himself up while trying to plant a bomb along a road used frequently by Israelis in the West Bank, Israel said Thursday. Hamas said he died under ?heroic? circumstances.

Though casualties have been low on both sides of the Mideast conflict in recent days, Israel says the Palestinians have failed to arrest militants and meet other commitments under a truce reached three weeks ago.

Israel has been ?compelled to deal with Palestinian terrorism directly and use all means at its disposal in order to foil planned attacks,? a government statement said.

In the latest incident, the dismembered body of 22-year old Hamas activist Hani Rawajbeh was found early Thursday near a road used by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers.