Photo: Police Spokesperson's Unit
A pipe bomb
Photo: Police Spokesperson's Unit

A group of young Palestinians arrested for terrorist attacks

Seven young Palestinians have been arrested on charges of assembling pipe bombs and other explosive devices and then throwing them at those coming to pray at Rachel's Tomb; more arrests are pending.

A group of seven underage Palestinians from the Aida Refugee Camp was arrested on suspicion of preparing and throwing explosive devices at those who came to pray at Rachel's Tomb, located near the northern entrance to Bethlehem. Though no one was reported to have been injured, the seven supposedly caused a great deal of damage to the surrounding area.



The young boys, aged 16–17, reportedly learned how to prepare these bombs off the internet. They admitted under interrogation of carrying out a large number of events during which they threw pipe bombs and rocks at those visiting the site.


An aerial view of Rachel'sTomb (Photo:Ilan Arad)
An aerial view of Rachel'sTomb (Photo:Ilan Arad)


The group purchased the materials for the homemade bombs from within the Palestinian territories. They reportedly gathered around Rachel's Tomb on Friday afternoons, when they would throw the explosive devices and then run back to disappear into the Aida camp.


The military court extended the arrests of three of the suspects on Wednesday. The investigation is still ongoing, and additional arrests are expected.


פרסום ראשון: 10.06.16, 18:08
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