2 June 2002

IDF discovers major explosives laboratory in Balata refugee camp

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

An IDF force this afternoon (Sunday), June 2, 2002, during a sweep of the Balata refugee camp southeast of Nablus, discovered a major explosives laboratory in the home of Mahmoud Titi, a senior Tanzim terrorist who was killed in a May 22, 2002 IDF action.

Found in the laboratory were, inter alia: 12 gas balloon bombs, hundreds of pipe bombs, and considerable amounts of explosive materials, including phosphorous. IDF forces blew up the laboratory.

A wanted terrorist disguised as a woman was arrested by the security forces during the sweep of the camp.