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      Rockets and Attempted Car-Bomb; No Casualties

      A massive car-bomb attack was thwarted in the Tunnels Highway, and four Kassam rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. No one was hurt.
      By Hillel Fendel
      First Publish: 12/15/2005, 5:36 PM / Last Update: 12/15/2005, 4:24 PM

      The IDF thwarted what could have been a catastrophic car bomb attack this afternoon. Israeli forces discovered a car packed with explosives parked near Beit Jala, on the Jerusalem-Gush Etzion Tunnels Highway. Inside the car were gas canisters, a pipe bomb, and gas-soaked tires and other materials.

      It is assumed that the terrorists planned to send the car rolling down into one of the highway's two tunnels, and detonate it there.

      Arab terrorists in Gaza fired three Kassam rockets at the western Negev this afternoon. No one was hurt. It was also reported that a Kassam was fired at the city of Ashkelon, landing near a beer factory in the city's southern industrial zone. Some reports said, however, that the explosion in the industrial zone was not caused by a rocket.