Israel catches Palestinian suspected of tossing explosive in West Bank
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it caught Sunday a Palestinian suspected of throwing an IED (improvised explosive device) at a junction in the West Bank. Two more devices were discovered in his car.
“A short while ago, IDF troops apprehended an individual suspected of hurling the explosive device near the Jit Junction, west of Nablus, this afternoon. Two additional explosive devices were located in his vehicle.”
No injuries were reported.
The IDF performed checks and searches in the area, and were able to apprehend the suspect shortly after the incident.
Israeli authorities also arrested a Palestinian in the West Bank over the weekend who said he planned to use knives to carry out an attack on Israelis.
Last month, Israeli Border Police found two explosive devices in a courtyard of a home not far from the Tomb of the Patriarch’s in the West Bank City of Hebron.
Following a wave of stabbing and vehicle attacks in 2015 and 2016, Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis in the West Bank have slowly become less frequent.
IEDs have been more frequently found among Gazans attempting to infiltrate Israel as well as damage the border security fence.
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