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Terrorist Cell Uncovered Near Nablus

Security sources disclosed today that they recently uncovered an El Fatah terrorist cell near Nablus whose six members have admitted responsibility for a series of bomb incidents last year including one near the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. They also confessed to the murder and robbery of a Nablus taxi driver, the sources said.

The acts attributed to the gang included: placing a home-made bomb in Kfar Saba that damaged a residential building last June 8, placing a similar bomb underneath a car in southern Tel Aviv June 20, and another home-made bomb beneath a car on Hayarkon St. near the U.S. Embassy on June 23 which damaged several cars.

An explosive charge that detonated near a synagogue in southern Tel Aviv on Aug. 16 causing slight injuries to three elderly persons was the work of the same gang, the security sources said. A large quantity of arms and sabotage material was found in the possession of the terrorists when they were arrested.