Police set up rest tent for motorists stranded in traffic
Photo: Raanan Ben-Tsur

Suicide bomber captured in Hod Hasharon

Terrorist and his enabler apprehended after hours-long pursuit, state of alert in Sharon area lifted

Police forces arrested on Wednesday a Palestinian who planned to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Sharon area and his enabler. The two were captured in construction sites in Hod Hasharon. Following the capture, the state of alert in the Sharon region has been lifted.


Roads in Hod Hasharon have been reopened for traffic, and Central District Police commander, Major-General Dudi Cohen said: "We won. We succeeded in preventing a terrorist attack or an attempted attack in the Sharon."


Police arrested a number of suspects in searches in Hod Hashron. Among those arrested – a Jewish Israeli who employed the Palestinians.

Roadblock on Coastal highway (Photo: Ronen Boidack)


Checkpoints were set up from 10:20 in the morning in entrances to Kfar Saba and other cities in the Sharon area following warnings of a suicide bomber planning to carry out an attack within Israel.


The pursuit after the suspect carried out after the suspect. Police checked whether the terrorist was driven into Israel in a vehicle later abandoned in Kfar Kassam.


Large police and Border Police forces carried out searches after the terrorist, while Highway 5 (the Trans-Samaria highway) was blocked to traffic in both directions in the Petah Tikva area. Large traffic jams built up in the area after police checked each car individually.


The Magen David Adom paramedics service placed 16 ambulances on standby in cities in the Sharon.


Efrat Weiss and Hanan Greenberg contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 07.19.06, 18:06
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