4-26-02 - Ynet: Palestinian plan to poison water with cyanide, made chemical and biological bombs


Aaron Lerner Date: 26 April 2002

The following is IMRA's translation of an item that appeared in Yediot Ahronot's internet news service , ynet.co.il. Essentially the same story was broadcast this morning on Israel Radio:

Palestinian plan to poison water with cyanide http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-1856428,00.html

A "senior source" in Israel revealed yesterday (Thursday) that the Palestinians have produced chemical and biological bombs to hurt Israeli population centers as well as water reservoirs in the country.

According to the source, during the course of the Israeli invasion of the Palestinian cities in the West Bank in Operation Defensive Shield, stores of "dirty" bombs were discovered - chemical and biological weapons.

The source noted that the bombs were quite primitive, but could have done considerable damage.

This week it was revealed that Bin Laden's Al-Qa'ida produced similar bombs.

The source revealed that the bombs were produced by the Palestinians in various locations in the West Bank using material purchased in Israel, including huge amounts of potash and cyanide.