Islamic Jihad Planned Election Day Bombings

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - The IDF and the Shin Bet security service foiled several attempted terror attacks on election day last week. The most ambitious was a plan by an Islamic Jihad cell in Jenin to blow up four booby-trapped cars at different locations inside Israel at the same time. When information about it reached the Shin Bet, an IDF force, assisted by an undercover Border Police unit, entered Jenin to capture the terrorists early in the morning of election day (January 28). In the ensuing gunfight, four armed Palestinians were killed, including Yusuf Sa'ada, who had been running the cell for the last month after the IDF killed or arrested several of his predecessors. The security forces also located the four booby-trapped cars near the Casbah.

2003-02-06 00:00:00

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