Skip to comments.Israel on high alert for further terrorism
Posted on 09/10/2003 1:21:57 PM PDT by yonif
Israel remained on the highest state of alert for additional terror attacks Wednesday, a day after a Palestinian suicide bomber rushed into a trendy Jerusalem cafe in the city's German Colony neighborhood late Tuesday night and blew himself up, killing at least seven people and wounding four dozens others, in the second suicide bombing in the country in less than six hours.
With scores of intelligence alerts over further bombings still in effect, including a large number for Jerusalem, police said Wednesday night that their forces nationwide would stay on 'red alert' for the immediate future.
Jerusalem Police raised the alert level in the capital to an even higher notch Wednesday night.
The alert level was raised after intelligence reports from the Shabak indicated that two terrorist were planning to leave different areas of the West Bank and infiltrate into Israel.
According to intelligence, an 18-year-old Palestinian may be trying to leave Tulkram to attack Israeli cities in the Sharon area.
Another terrorist has left the Ramallah area and may be trying to reach Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported. Roadblocks have been erected and a Police helicopter is in the air.
Jerusalem Police are out patrolling the streets and especially at populous gathering places. The Capital has been relatively quiet Wednesday following the suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel Tuesday night that killed 7 Israelis.
(With Etgar Lefkovitz)
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