Israel foils terror poison plot

Thursday, April 10, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Israeli security officials on Thursday announced the recent arrest of two Palestinians working illegally at a restaurant in the trendy Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan after learning that they planned to poison Jewish customers.

The two 21-year-old suspects, who were arrested on March 19, told interrogators that they had been recruited by US-backed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement after they started working at the Israeli restaurant.

They then asked their Fatah handlers to provide them with a tasteless and odorless poison that would only kill its victims four hours or more after being ingested.

Israeli intelligence learned of the plot and the two were arrested just days before they were scheduled to receive the poison.

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