It was cleared for publication that in a joint operation the Shin Bet and police forces have arrested an Islamic Jihad cell which planned to abduct soldiers and citizens from various public transport stations around central Israel.
Two of the cell members are from Jenin, one from Qalansawe, one from Umm al-Fahm and another is in an Israeli prison. They were arrested on New Year's Eve at the Eyal Junction; a car search found ropes, scotch tape, knitted hats, a utility knife and a mock gun. Indictments have been served against the five with the Lod District Court. (Naama Cohen Friedman)