Palestinian security forces succeeded last week in thwarting two attacks against targets inside Israel, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel.

The report was confirmed by Israeli security officials.

Security forces, led by the Palestinian Preventive Security Service, arrested two Hamas cells who planned to smuggle explosive devices into Israel. One of the cells was arrested in Bethlehem before it had a chance to obtain the explosives, while the second cell, in Hebron, was caught with explosives inside a car that was intended to enter Israel and detonate there.