Israel finds major suicide bomb cache

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003

JERUSALEM Israel's military has found what officials termed a huge cache of suicide belts and other bombs in the West Bank.

Officials and military sources said an elite Israeli force discovered the weapons cache in the northern West Bank city of Nablus overnight Wednesday. They said a paratrooper unit found a large amount of explosives ready for use in belts and briefcases.

The cache included a video camera, laptop computer, boxes of shrapnel, bombs ready for detonation. The Israeli force also found raw material required for the assembly of explosives.

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"This was a cache that contained a range of assets, "Lt. Col. Shmuel, commander of the force, said in an interview with Israeli Army radio on Wednesday.

The cache was believed to have belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Damascus-based organization. Officials said the PFLP has been revived by new funding and support from Iran and Syria.

The seizure of the cache was reported amid a Palestinian suicide bombing campaign against Israeli civilian and military targets. Officials said most of the suicide bombings over the last four days stemmed from a Hamas cell in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

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