A car loaded with hundreds of kilograms of explosives that had been prepared for attack by the same &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2002/12/20/41078.html' target=_blank>Islamic Jihad cell responsible for Friday night's suicide bombing was discovered by security forces between Arabeh and Mevoh Dotan south of Jenin Monday afternoon.
A Nahal Brigade company commander spotted the red Volkswagon with wires protruding from it and alerted sappers to the site. According to the IDF Spokesman, the car, which was in the final stages of preparation for an attack, was discovered with a long cable protruding from it. The cable was attached to a battery and a video camera, intended for the documentation of the terrorist attack.
Sappers detonated the car bomb in a controlled explosion, writes the Jerusalem Post.
According to the Channel News Asia, the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/01/08/41747.html' target=_blank>European Commission promptly called on Palestinians and Israelis to prevent a new derailment of the peace process, as Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said it would be reckless to let a chance for peace fade.
"President Abbas must take effective steps to fight and dismantle terror organisations, stop incitement, and maintain law and order," said EU external relations chief Benita Ferrero-Waldner.