Tuesday, November 28, 2006

West bank "toy" factory

From Ynet News, 25/11/06, by Efrat Weiss ...

Nablus: Joint paratrooper, Shin Bet force uncovers explosives lab in West Bank city, finds toys with wires hanging from them, apparently slated to be used as deadly explosives...

A joint paratrooper and Shin Bet force uncovered an explosive lab in Nablus Friday night. In the lab, the forces found teddy bears with wires hanging from them, apparently slated to be used as explosive devices.

.... The forces also found in the explosives lab three belts made from cloth, ready to contain explosives, a hollow coat used for hiding explosives, ... light bulbs and light sockets used for activating explosives.... Test tubes, a hollow gas tank, hollow pipes, batteries, 40 liters of hydrogen peroxide ....

Since the beginning of the year, Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating in Nablus hit 41 gunmen who were planning...to hit IDF troops or Israeli citizens. Some 320 wanted terror suspects were arrested in the West Bank city and its surroundings since the beginning of the year, most of them affiliated with Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Fatah and Hamas.

At the beginning of the year, another explosives lab was uncovered in the city's casba.

....The defense establishment reported that the terror organizations were working with greater vigor to carry out terror attacks from the city, and in the past months many explosive belts were captured in the area and gunmen were arrested on their way to carry out attacks in Israel.

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