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Border Guard forces arrest Palestinian carrying pipe bombs

Palestinian man arrested at checkpoint north of Jerusalem after Border Guard forces discover he was carrying six improvised pipe bombs. Sapper dismantles devices, man turned over for questioning

A 20-year-old Palestinian man was arrested Wednesday at the Qalandiya checkpoint after he was caught carrying six improvised pipe bombs.


The young man arrived at the north Jerusalem checkpoint at around 3 pm. He aroused the suspicion of Border Guard forces stationed there that upon a search of his possessions found six small pipe bombs, and proceeded to arrest him. A sapper was called in to dismantle the devices.


Earlier this month a video documenting a stabbing attack at the Qalandiya checkpoint on October 25 was posted online on the Youtube video sharing website. A female terrorist in her 20s pulled out a knife she had been hiding in her clothes and stabbed one of the security guards at the checkpoint in his lower abdomen.


The two-minute video shows the guards checking the woman's items in an x-ray machine. When they shift their gaze from her for a moment, she seizes the opportunity to quickly pull out a knife and attack.


A Magen David Adom paramedic told Ynet on the day of the incident, "The guard was lying on the ground with a stab wound to his lower abdomen, and the young female terrorist was apprehended. The guard was in great pain; he was in a state of shock."


פרסום ראשון: 12.09.09, 16:50
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