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Suicide-bomb Attempt Foiled

A suicide-bomb attempt near Netanya was foiled by agents of Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence service, Israel security forces said Thursday.

Zacharia Zakrana, from the village of Kabatiya in the West Bank, had planned to strap explosives to his body and blow himself up at a hitchhiking station at the entrance to the city.

He was arrested a day before the planned attack.

Two other members of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas group, also from Kabatiya, were arrested on suspicion of having planned the attack.

Zakrana had volunteered to carry out the attack to prove that he did not collaborate with Israeli authorities, news reports said.