Police Uncover Four Terrorist Cells

Jerusalem police reported Monday that four cells affiliated with different terrorist groups have recently been uncovered in the municipal area.

According to a police spokesman, four members of Al Fatah, the terrorist arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization, were apprehended in the Old City.

They are suspected of planting explosives last month at the apartment owned by Minister of Commerce and Industry Ariel Sharon in the Old City’s Moslem quarter, and of planning to attack the Kishle police station in the Old City.

Another cell, believed affiliated with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was broken up in Abu Tor. Its members are suspected of firebomb attacks on police vehicles in the Old City last March and again in August.

Terrorist cells uncovered in Abu Tor and Anata were linked to the Islamic Jihad, an organization of Moslem extremists. They are believed to have planned attacks in the Jerusalem area.

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