Palestinian arrested attempting to sneak bomb into military court
Security guards discover bomb concealed in 17-year-old Palestinian's underwear during security check into Samaria Military Court; sappers rushed to scene to neutralize pipe bomb in controlled explosions; suspect from Jenin investigated.
Israel Border Policemen and the Israel Military Police arrested Sunday a 17-year-old Palestinian attempting to enter the Samaria Military Court while carrying in his underwear an explosive device.
Security forces stationed at the entrance of the court prevented the suspect from entering and transferred him for investigation before police sappers were called to the scene.
The suspect from Jenin arrived at the court in the morning at the checkpost and aroused the security guards’ suspicion when they were forced to ask him a number of times to undergo a body search which included the use of metal detectors.
During the check, a pipe bomb concealed in his underwear was found on his body.
With the discovery of the bomb, the soldiers sealed off the entrance and sappers eventually neutralized the device with two controlled explosions near the site.