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Israel makes arrests in Tel Aviv bus bombing: Shin Bet

Published on Nov 23, 2012 6:08 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli authorities have arrested the people responsible for the bombing of a rush-hour bus last week in Tel Aviv that wounded 29 people, domestic security agency Shin Bet said on Thursday.

"The authors of (the Nov 21) attack on a bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 29 people were arrested a few hours after the attack" near the West Bank city of Ramallah, a statement said.

"Members of this cell in Beit Lakya linked to Hamas and (Islamic) Jihad admitted during their interrogation having planned attacks against Israelis, prepared a bomb and chosen Tel Aviv as a target," the statement added.

It said they also admitted recruiting an Arab Israeli from Taibeh, an Arab village near Tel Aviv, to carry out the attack.

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