Shin Bet, Israel Police arrest DFLP cell in Isawiya (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 06/28/12)
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Cell consists of six members of Democratic Front for the Liberation
of Palestine; authorities discover weapon, ammunition in raid.
Authorities on Wednesday arrested a cell of the Democratic Front for
the Liberation of Palestine that had been active in the northern
Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya.
In the joint Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency)-Israel Police raid,
six Palestinians were arrested for throwing stones at security forces
and attacking local residents whom they suspected were cooperating
Authorities uncovered a weapon and ammunition during the raid.
Isawiya has been a flashpoint for anti-Israel activity. Residents
marked 2012´s "Nakba Day" (the Day of Catastrophe marking the
anniversary of the establishment of Israel and the creation of the
Palestinian diaspora) by throwing stones at authorities in the area,
prompting police to arrest four people In that incident. Children as
young as five years old were seen participating in the violence
against security forces.
In a number of incidents in recent years, Jewish civilians passing
through the area were set upon by Isawiya residents.
Ambulance crews report frequent assaults when summoned to help
Isawiya’s own residents.
The DFLP is a Marxist-Leninist group founded in 1969. After Jordan
expelled the PLO in 1970, the DFLP operated out of Lebanon, then
Syria. One of the group´s most notorious attacks was the raid on a
school in Ma´alot in 1974, when a squad of DFLP terrorists took over
a school where dozens of children on a field trip from Safed were
sleeping. Twenty-four people, most of them children, were killed in
the attack. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 06/28/12)
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