IDF Sweep in Tulkarm Blocks Islamic Jihad Car Bomb

(Ha'aretz) Arnon Regular and Yossi Verter - Troops on Friday morning trapped the Islamic Jihad commander in Tulkarm, Anwar Alyan, along with four Palestinians who had planned to smuggle a booby-trapped car into Israel. Earlier, the IDF had arrested the Tanzim commander in Tulkarm, Hadi Hamshadi. The army began the operation on Wednesday when soldiers gathered all men between the ages of 15 and 40 and transferred them to the Nur Shams camp, four kilometers to the east. At the completion of the operation Friday, the IDF moved out and allowed residents to return to their homes.

2003-04-04 00:00:00

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