Security forces received a concrete warning on a plan to carry out a terror attack. Large forces were dispatched to the Nablus area and security checks were boosted in the entrance to Israel.
During an operation of a paratrooper force in the Ain Bidan crossing, east of Nablus, the force spotted a suspicious Palestinian vehicle. In the trunk the soldiers found a black bag containing an explosive device weighing 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds).
Sappers detonated the explosive device in a controlled manner and four Fatah activists who were in the car were taken into interrogation by security forces.
The Ain Bidan crossing was reopened about a month ago, after being closed for eight months following the terror attack at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kedumim. The reopening of the crossing was aimed at easing restrictions on Palestinians in the area.
Stabbing victim's condition improves
The defense establishment currently holds eight concrete warnings on terror organizations' plans to carry out terror attacks. Most of the warnings were received from the West Bank area and refer to suicide bombings, shooting attacks and kidnappings.
Meanwhile, the condition of the Israeli security guard stabbed in the Qalandiya crossing Wednesday improved Thursday morning and was defined as moderate.
The Hadassha Hospital reported that he was conscious and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
The guard was stabbed in his neck by a Palestinian. A Border Guard force arrested a man in suspicion of the stabbing and took him into interrogation.
Meital Yasur-Beit Or contributed to the report