36 West Bank Arabs Arrested

Security sources disclosed yesterday the recent arrests of 36 West Bank Arabs suspected of membership in six terrorist cells, most of them linked to EI Fatah. Three cells were uncovered in Ramallah, two in Hebron and one in Nablus. The suspects are believed responsible for various bombings or attempted bombings over the past two years including the planting of explosives in buses in Jerusalem and elsewhere.

One of the suspects, apprehended in the Hebron area, was in possession of a submachine gun and hand grenades. He is believed to be the perpetrator of a bombing in a Beersheba-bound Egged bus recently in which several persons were injured.

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