Terror attack foiled
Cleared for publication: After car bomb driven by suicide bomber holding Israeli ID
accidentally explodes in West Bank, defense forces uncover Hamas terror plot, arrest 19 members
Hanan Greenberg Published: 04.10.07, 05:23 / Israel News
A major suicide attack on Tel Aviv was prevented this Passover, as Shin Bet and IDF forces arrested 19 Hamas members in the West Bank city of Qalqilya for planning to detonate a car bomb containing some 220 lbs of explosives, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.
Investigations revealed that a would-be suicide bomber, a holder of an Israeli ID obtained through family unification
, had already reached the center of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area with the vehicle, but for unknown reasons did not carry out the attack and returned to Qalqilya, where the bomb accidentally exploded. Full article inside