Daily Israel Report

P.A. Catches Suicide Bomber - Then Releases Her

The PA reports that it thwarted an actual suicide attack in the making. The PA police found the girl at the Karni Checkpoint as well as her explosives belt. Reuters reported that the PA has already released the girl - a would-be suicide murderer - back to her home.
First Publish: 7/7/2003, 6:18 PM


The PA reports that it thwarted an actual suicide attack in the making. The report states that an 18-year-old girl left a parting note to her family, saying that she was on her way to perpetrate a suicide attack against Israelis. The family then called the PA police, the account continues, which found the girl at the Karni Checkpoint after a hunt of a few hours, as well as her explosives belt. Israel relates "with caution" to the story, but says that it "appears accurate."

Barely had the IDF given the above evaluation when Reuters reported that the PA had already released the girl - a would-be suicide murderer - back to her home.

It will be recalled that the terrorists who fired rockets at Kfar Darom last week were arrested by the PA, and have already been released.