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IDF finds firebombs near where Palestinians tried to enter West Bank settlement

Six Molotov cocktails discovered at location near where two Palestinian men attempting to infiltrate the Jewish settlement of Itamar in the West Bank were apprehended, January 29, 2018
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The Israel Defense Force (IDF) said Monday that six firebombs were discovered at a location near where two Palestinian men attempting to infiltrate a Jewish settlement in the West Bank were apprehended the previous day.

The army said that the six Molotov cocktails were confiscated along with a number of other self-manufactured weapons in raids in the Jenin area of the West Bank, and 18 wanted persons were arrested.

The raids came after the IDF said that it had foiled an infiltration attempt at the Jewish settlement of Itamar, south of Nablus in the West Bank on Sunday.


The army said an unarmed Palestinian man dressed in military fatigues was apprehended.

A second suspect was successful in his getaway, and searches were ongoing.

Whether the two men were planning to carry out a terror attack is still being determined.

Photos released by the settlement's security outfit earlier on Sunday evening showed a man sprawled on the ground dressed in camouflage pants, coat and black gloves.


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