New terror tactic: Liquid explosives

Thursday, November 16, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
It seems like the tactics of the Palestinian terror organizations are becoming more and more sophisticated in a clear attempt to circumvent the efforts of Israeli security systems, as a new type of explosive was found on the body of a captured would-be suicide bomber.

The defense establishment has cleared for publication that the would-be suicide bomber who was caught at Tzahal Square in Jerusalem back in July of this year was carrying a bomb belt containing liquid explosives which are undetectable by normal bomb detection methods.

The terrorist, 25 year-old Ashraf Hanani was captured in on July 17 after a routine check of his belongings by police officers revealed the bomb he was carrying on him. Hanani was taken in for questioning and revealed that his orders to perpetrate the attack came from the headquarters of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza.

During his interrogation, Hanani disclosed the names of the other members of his cell from his village of Al-Fureik. The cell members included Nimer Sudki Hanani, 43, and Imad Mohammed, 45, who were both arrested one day after Hanani was caught; Ibrahim Alhindi, 26, who was arrested on July 26; and head of the cell Mahmoud Ahmed Hanani, 38, who fled to Jordan the same day Ashraf Hanani was caught.

From the information given by Hanani, security forces were able to find an additional bomb belt constructed in the same method and with the same types of explosives at the Ramallah headquarters of the Palestinian National Security Force, most likely placed there by Ibrahim Alhindi who was worked for the Palestinian Preventive Security.

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