ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES SECURE HIGHWAYS FOR WAR MOVEMENT: Internally prepares for major terror attacks while Arafat said to be preparing his forces for military action, not just terror attacks

by DEBKAfile
15 December 2001

"Israel braces for more terrorist attacks, both internal and external.  In three days of anti-terrorist sweeps, in Palestinian areas, Israeli troops secure highway routes for war movements. Sunday, Israeli tank-backed force detains 15 terrorists in Beit Hanoun, and Gaza Strip.  Arafat prepares Palestinian military strength for all-out war."