JERUSALEM (Sep. 17)
Police arrested two teen-aged Arabs today who were alleged to be members of the terrorist gang that planted a bomb in the United States Consulate in East Jerusalem earlier this month. Police said that the youngsters, one of them a high school student, would be brought before a magistrate within 48 hours. A police spokesman said that virtually all the terrorists involved in the recent Jerusalem and Tel Aviv bombings had been arrested except for the two ringleaders, brothers from Hebron, who were still at large. Their identities are known, but they were believed to have crossed into Jordan, the spokesman said.
Police were expected to ask for a 15 day extension of a remand order issued by a Jerusalem magistrate 10 days ago for 19 terrorist suspects. The police want them held in custody until their trial. Four other suspects, boys of 13 and 14, have been released on hail. But they are said to have had no active part in the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv bombings.