Israeli armed forces say they have discovered a Palestinian guerrilla cell in the tiny village of Abu Dis, not far from Jerusalem.
SV Israeli soldiers in village of Abu Dis, ZOOM DOWN TO entrance of underground hide-out.
CU & SV Entrance of hide-out with soldiers standing nearby. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Soldiers standing next to building which housed guerrilla cell.
LV ZOOM INTO SV Troops examining explosives beside guerrilla hide-out.
CU Explosives on ground with soldiers examining equipment. (2 SHOTS)
SV Newsmen at scene taking notes.
CU Judea and Samaria Brigadier General Benjamin Ben Eliezer talking in English to reporter.
ELIEZER: "We have in our hands eight people, or suspects, who have declared they belong to a Fatah organisation, and they are responsible for at least, so far, ten operations in this area -- among them very important operations that have been done by them lately. Those suspects, during the search, brought us to this area here and underground we have found about thirty kilos of explosives."
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Background: Israeli armed forces say they have discovered a Palestinian guerrilla cell in the tiny village of Abu Dis, not far from Jerusalem.
SYNOPSIS: Israeli military authorities put Abu Dis -- a predominantly Arab village -- under curfew after discovering the underground hide-out on Thursday (25 January). An Army spokesman said eight people were arrested when they raided the cell, five kilometres (three miles) south east of Jerusalem.
The Israelis said the guerrilla cell was responsible for ten acts of sabotage -- including an explosion in the Mahane Yahuda Market in Jerusalem on June the twenty-ninth last year. Two people were killed in the blast.
The guerrillas were caught with loaded pistols and twenty slabs of highly explosive material. An israeli Army official, Brigadier General Benjamin Ben Eliezer, told newsmen that investigations would continue -- and more arrest could be made.