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Deadly Doll House in Shechem

IDF paratroopers working in cooperation with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) discovered a bomb-making facility Saturday in the Palestinian Authority city of Shechem located in central Samaria.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 11/25/2006, 11:14 PM / Last Update: 11/25/2006, 11:16 PM

Forces found several types of items used by terrorists to carry the bombs to their intended targets – including three belts used to carry the explosives, a jacket used to hide them while worn by the attackers and 20 light bulbs used to activate the explosives.

One of the most poignant – and worrisome -- items was a stuffed doll prepared as a bomb, with wires already attached.

Among the other equipment found in factory was an empty gas tank, a gas mask, syringes, test tubes and pipes.

Manufacturing supplies included a box of talcum powder, which is used in the manufacture of explosive materials, 40 liters of hydrogen peroxide (another chemical used in explosives production) and an unidentified material which was taken by security personnel for further examination.

The explosives laboratory was detonated in a controlled manner by IDF sappers, according to an IDF spokesman.

Late Thursday afternoon, a 57-year-old grandmother blew herself up on behalf of the Hamas terror organization in a suicide bombing attack aimed at IDF soldiers in Gaza.

Three Givati Brigade soldiers were wounded shortly after 5:00 p.m. in a suicide attack by 57-year-old Fatma Omar An-Najar, who detonated the black explosives belt strapped to her body when her attempt to reach the soldiers failed.