Soldiers Nab Terrorist With Bomb at Entrance to Court

The pipe bombs, caught by soldiers at the entrance to a court on Wednesday. (Police Spokesman)

Security officials on Wednesday arrested a terrorist who attempted to smuggle a bomb into a military court facility in Shomron. The terrorist, a minor, is a resident of a village in the area. According to an IDF statement, the minor arrived with a second individual and attempted to enter the court building, but were stopped when they raised the suspicions of officers. They were checked by an X-ray machine, which revealed that the minor was carrying two explosives on his person.

This is the second incident in a month in which Arabs have attempted to smuggle bombs into the same military court building. The previous incident occurred on May 10th, when officers caught a man trying to smuggle a pipe bomb into the building.

IDF soldiers and Shin Bet agents overnight Tuesday shut down a workshop for the manufacture of arms in an Arab village in the Chevron area. The workshop produced dozens of weapons a year. It included several large metal cutting machines, along with dozens of weapons in various stages of manufacture. Soldiers confiscated the equipment and weapons, and made several arrests.

Overnight Tuesay, security officials said they arrested 15 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

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