Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
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Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Soldiers near Burin, Saturday
Photo: AP

Palestinian caught with 3 pipe bombs near Nablus

Bombs found during search of man's belongings at IDF checkpoint. Three Palestinians, Border Guard officer hurt in West Bank clashes

Kfir Brigade soldiers manning an IDF checkpoint east of the West Bank city of Nablus discovered three pipe bombs during a search of a Palestinian's belongings Saturday.


The Palestinian was taken in for questioning.


Also on Saturday, three Palestinians from the northern West Bank village of Burin were injured during clashes with Israeli security forces. A Border Guard officer was also wounded in the fighting.


Saturday's clashes near Burin (Photo: AP) 


An Israeli military spokeswoman said the clashes erupted when soldiers stopped a group of Palestinians trying to approach a Jewish settlement. The Palestinians hurled stones at the Border Guard officers, who tried to contain the demonstrators with crowd-dispersing apparatus, including rubber bullets, according to the spokeswoman. The army closed off the area.


However, the Palestinians claimed the clashes broke out when settlers raided their village, adding that the Israeli security forces were late arriving at the scene and protected the settlers.


About two weeks ago residents of Burin, located near the settlement of Yitzhar, claimed settlers had destroyed 40 of their olive trees and attacked Palestinian homes.


The Jewish settlers denied the claims.


AP contributed to the report  


פרסום ראשון: 03.06.10, 19:50
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