Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office
Explosive belt (Illustration)
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office

Report: Jerusalem terror attack foiled

Cleared for publication: Security forces thwarted in April 2006 plan to carry out suicide bombing in Jerusalem

In April this year, security forces foiled a suicide bombing slated to be carried out in Jerusalem.


A would-be suicide bomber, who was meant to receive an explosive belt in Bethlehem from a wanted suspect named Arafat Abu Saira, was arrested at the Halhul Bridge near Hebron before he had a chance to pick up the belt.


Abu Saira himself was injured in a clash with Border Guard forces.


Defense officials also reported that another terror attack, which was planned to be carried out by the Islamic Jihad on October 27, has been thwarted. The suicide bomber was arrested by a Nahal force in the Jenin refuges camp.


Nearly three weeks ago, a Fatah activist who was involved in a shooting attack in the Hebron sector was arrested by a Duvdevan unit in the village of Yata.


The security system currently has six specific warnings and another 10 general alerts regarding plans to carry put terror attacks. Most of the plans originate in the northern Samaria area.


פרסום ראשון: 12.28.06, 15:30
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