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Terrorist Cell Uncovered

February 13, 1981
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A terrorist cell in the Jerusalem area, allegedly responsible for terrorist acts over a period of several years, has been uncovered by security forces, it was announced today. An army spokesman said the seven members of the cell, linked to El Fatah, have confessed to acts of murder, sabotage and arson.

The cell was formed independently in 1978 but later joined El Fatah, the terrorist arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Security forces who arrested the suspects found a hand grenade, a pistol, detonators, chemicals used to prepare explosives and a wireless set.

Among the terrorist acts confessed by the suspects were the murder of an Israeli soldier, Avraham Deutsch, near the Rockefeller Museum three years ago; the murder of Moshe Yoskovitch, a resident of B’nei Brak, near Gethsemane two years ago; and a hand grenade attack on the Dolphin Restaurant in East Jerusalem early this year. They are also suspected of two other murders, arms thefts and setting fire to cars.

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