JERUSALEM - Security authorities have foiled an Islamic Jihad double suicide bombing in Jerusalem planned for Thursday. The terror plot was thwarted following a series of arrests. The story was only cleared for publication Wednesday evening. Shin Bet agents working in conjunction with the IDF, the Border Guard's undercover unit, and the Jerusalem police, were able to apprehend Islamic Jihad terrorists from the northern West Bank. The suspects are believed to belong to the terror cell behind the last suicide bombing at the Stage nightclub in Tel Aviv. Following the arrests, forces recovered bags containing explosive charges placed in cardboard boxes. The explosive material was supplemented by nails and shrapnel in order to increase the damage to victims. During the subsequent interrogation, the terrorists confessed that they attempted to dispatch suicide bombers from the northern West Bank on two separate occasions this week. The third attempt, to send two bombers to Jerusalem, was scheduled for Thursday. On February 25, an Islamic Jihad cell based in the West's Bank towns of Tul Karem and Jenin staged a suicide bombing at the Stage nightclub in Tel Aviv, killing five people. Since the attack, security officials received information regarding plans by the same cell to continue staging attacks in Israel, despite Palestinian commitments to halt anti-Israel violence. Waiting for bombers in mosque In recent days, authorities received information regarding intentions by an Islamic Jihad cell headed by Louis Sa'adi to carry out an attack in the Jerusalem region. Subsequently, forces arrested Iyad Fuajara, 27, from Bethlehem after he met with a terror cell member in Ramallah. During his interrogations, Fuajara revealed he had been recruited by another Bethlehem resident, 27-year-old Hamza Brijiya, to lead suicide bombers into Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood in order to carry out an attack "in a bus, synagogue, or coffee shop." Fuajara told interrogators that he left for Jerusalem about eight days ago and waited in a neighborhood in the capital's north for the arrival of two suicide bombers. However, once they failed to arrive he was instructed to wait for them at the same spot a day later. He waited for them at a mosque and eventually they arrived carrying the two explosive-laden bags. Fuajara then attempted to take the would-be bombers to Jerusalem, but after failing in his mission he hid the explosives, while the suicide terrorists returned to Tul Karem. In the meeting held in Ramallah two days ago, Fuajara was instructed to purchase a vehicle and use it to drive the bombers to Jerusalem. He was also told to arrive in Tul Karem Thursday and pick up the two terrorists. Following the arrests, security officials said the latest terror plot demonstrates the Islamic Jihad's unwillingness to submit to intra-Palestinian truce understandings and continuous attempt to strike at targets inside Israel.