Israeli police hold two Jewish extremists planned bomb attack against Palestinians

Published April 30th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli police in Jerusalem arrested two Jewish right-wing extremists planning a bomb attack against Palestinians, army radio reported. 


No other information was available on the case after the Jerusalem city court placed a ban on releasing details to the public. 


The Jerusalem District Court announced Tuesday that it had accepted a request by the Israeli Shin Bet security services to deny the two suspects the right to meet with their attorney. The two are being held in what is being described by the Israeli media as a "sensitive and complex" security case.  


It was the first time that the Israeli police have announced the capturing of members of far-right underground groups which have carried out a number of deadly attacks against Palestinians since the outset of the intifada, 19 months ago. 


The last such attack was on April 2 when a Palestinian was shot dead in an attack blamed on Jewish extremists. 


The police said they received an anonymous phone call claiming the northern West Bank killing by a shadowy group calling itself the "Tears of the orphans." The caller said the killing was revenge for the deaths of Israelis in Palestinian attacks. (

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