Bomb Explodes Near Convoy of Worshippers
Heading to Joseph’s Tomb

(IFM) A booby-trapped car exploded near Nablus Thursday in an attempt to target an Israel Defense Forces-led convoy escorting Jewish worshippers on their way to Joseph’s tomb, Israel Radio, Kol Yisrael reported. None of the worshippers and soldiers were hurt. A member of Fatah’s Tanzim was seriously wounded when he detonated the bomb which went off between the passing of the first and second vehicles of the convoy.

Israeli troops arrested seven Islamic Jihad members in Jenin on Wednesday night. The suicide bomber who carried out Friday’s attack in Tel Aviv came from Jenin and was a member of the Islamic Jihad.

Soldiers also arrested a Fatah member, Ibrahim Ahmed Abed, near the Jat junction outside Nablus on Wednesday. They suspected him of planning a terrorist attack.