Kever Rochel Evacuated After Suspicious Device Found

YERUSHALAYIM -
The device found near Kever Rachel, Sunday. (Medabrim Tikshoret)
The device found near Kever Rochel, Sunday. (Medabrim Tikshoret)

The area of Kever Rochel was evacuated Sunday morning as security officials attempted to defuse what appeared to be a pipe bomb that was found at the site. Police and security officials cleared the area after a passerby alerted officials of the presence of the suspicious object.

Police said that they were investigating how the device got to the site, theorizing that a terrorist had thrown it there but the device had failed to explode.

Earlier, police arrested a 13-year-old Arab from an East Yerushalayim neighborhood who was found to be hiding guns and ammunition. Acting on a tip, police searched the room of the youth at a local dormitory school and found the items. The youth was arrested and is being questioned. Police plan to ask for an extension of his remand.