Even though Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has persuaded militant groups to accept a “truce,” Israel thwarted two terrorist attacks. The army says troops arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian at a checkpoint near Nablus, who was trying to smuggle an explosives belt into Israel. Police say another attack was thwarted here in Jerusalem, though details were not released for security reasons. Had the attacks succeeded, it could have torpedoed the summit.
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