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Palestinian youth detained (Archive Photo) Photo: Moked Shomron
Palestinian youth detained (Archive Photo) Photo: Moked Shomron

Palestinian teen ferried two bombs

Youth caught at 'flying checkpoint' set up by Nahal infantry unit along same street on which Yevgeny Raider was murdered a month ago

By Efrat Weiss
Published: 07.06.05, 20:29 / Israel News

An IDF unit arrested Wednesday evening a 17-year-old Palestinian from the village of Kafin, in the northern West Bank, who was smuggling two improvised explosives and a knife.

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The teen was nabbed at a 'flying checkpoint' (impromptu) Baqa al-Sharqiya, southwest of Jenin, and is currently undergoing interrogation by security personnel.


Military sources said the youth was arrested along the same road on which Yevgeny Raider, a 28-year-old resident of Hermesh, was murdered a month ago.


Raider was killed in the roadside ambush that also wounded Andre Zeidan, 16.


The two were driving in a rented vehicle from the settlement of Hermesh to Israel, while unbeknownst to them, a white Toyota waiting for them at "Surprise Lane" Junction.


Two or more terrorists exited the car and waited on both side of the road for Israeli motorists.


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In the last few months, the IDF has stopped a number of attempts by Palestinian youth to smuggle explosives, particularly in the northern West Bank.


Last month, a 16-year-old was arrested at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus after five pipe bombs wrapped in Silicon and studded with nails were found in the crate he was transporting.


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