TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli security forces have arrested 20 men suspected of belonging to terror cells operating in Jerusalem.
The cells -- one linked to the Islamic militant group Hamas and the other linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine -- reportedly originated in the Aal-Ayada refugee camp in the Palestinian West Bank and carried out a number of attacks in the Jerusalem area.
Ha'artez reported the men were arrested last week but the government imposed a gag order until Sunday.
The report said Shin Bet, the internal Israeli security service, said suspects during questioning revealed both cells had made dozens of pipe bombs. Also, the members of the Hamas-linked cell had been recruited by a Muslim cleric in a Bethlehem mosque.
Security services found rifles, Israeli military uniforms and bomb-making materials during searches of the suspects' homes, Ha'aretz said.