As part of the war against terror, the IDF today, 14 September 2002, discovered a large explosives laboratory in the village of Azna, south of Jenin.

The laboratory contained hundreds of kilograms of materials used to construct explosive devices, including gunpowder, potassium nitrate powder, and booby-trapped gas balloons. Three pipe bombs ready for use also were found. Sappers detonated the laboratory in a controlled manner.