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Explosion Averted in Jerusalem

February 27, 1979
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A powerful bomb was discovered early this afternoon at the Mahane Yehudah market in Jerusalem and dismantled by a police sapper. The bomb was hidden in a plastic bag and placed near a vendor’s shop at Etz Hachaim Street. A store owner discovered the plastic kit and when no one claimed it, he took it in a crate to a small deserted alley where the police sapper dismantled it. The market area was evacuated but was reopened after a thorough search. The discovery of the bomb prevented a mass tragedy in the usually crowded market. The Mahane Yehudah market has been a frequent target of terrorist bomb explosions.

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