'Palestinian police confiscated 40 bombs in Nablus crackdown'

Palestinian police confiscated 40 homemade bombs in their first foray in years into the terrorist center of the West Bank city of Nablus, a senior official said on Saturday. Abbas has recently reinforced the police contingent in Nablus as part of his law-and-order campaign, meant, in part, to dispel Israeli fears about his ability to rein in terrorists under any future peace deal. Security forces loyal to Abbas were routed by Hamas who seized control of the Gaza Strip in June. Jpost.com staff contributed to this report.