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Israeli Arab Detained in Bombing

July 23, 1996
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An Israeli court has ordered the 10-day detention of a woman suspected of being involved in two 1994 bombings of Jewish targets in London.

When the Acre Magistrates Court first issued details Wednesday about the case, it banned any identification of the suspect.

Israeli media described her as an Israeli Arab, 30, and a former resident of Acre who now holds foreign citizenship.

The woman denied any connection to the July 26, 1994, bombing of the Israeli Embassy in London that left 14 people injured.

She also said she had no part in the next day’s bombing of the London offices of the Joint Israel Appeal. Five people were injured in that attack.

At the time, Israel blamed Islamic extremists for the attacks.

After the attacks, an international investigative effort was launched to find those responsible.

Israeli police apprehended her when she visited her family in Acre.

Her alleged role in the bombings is not yet clear, but in their detention application, police officials said she had committed a “serious felony against the security of the state.”

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