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June 8, 2006
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Palestinian cells sympathetic to Al-Qaida have been cracked in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Israel’s Shin Bet chief said. “The defense establishment has discerned the first buds of an ideological infrastructure for global jihad in the area of Nablus and Jerusalem,” Yuval Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in a briefing Tuesday, using a catch-all Israeli term for Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist network and its various international affiliates and sympathizer groups.

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