(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

In a joint IDF and ISA operation last night in the city of Jenin, an IDF force uncovered an Islamic Jihad explosives laboratory containing 50 kg. of explosives. The explosives were detonated in a controlled manner by IDF sappers.

Rami Muhammed Hassan Kandil, a 21 year old wanted Islamic Jihad terrorist was arrested in the operation. Kandil had planned to carry out a suicide terror attack inside Israel. Kandil had been previously imprisoned and was released by Israel as part of a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian Authority.

The Islamic Jihad terror organization, directed by the Islamic Jihad in Damascus, continues operations to carry out terror attacks during this declared period of calm. The IDF will continue to take action against such terror activity in order to protect the citizens of the State of Israel.