DEBKAfile reports: A three-man terrorist cell was captured last night, just north of Ramallah, carrying large backpacks packed with weapons. They were picked up in an operation carried out jointly by two Palestinian security services, the General Intelligence Agency and the Security Battalions.
DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources reveal that Israeli security services had been watching the three men for some weeks and noted their purchase of toxic substances for the purpose of executing the first Palestinian chemical attack in Israel. They managed to steal out of Ramallah Thursday night, April 7 on their way to a mega terror operation in Israel and drop out of sight.
The episode was kept under close wraps in Israel while the hunt was only and the danger was still outstanding. Read more at DEBKAfile.