Good day for IDF: 4 pipe-bombs discovered & knife yielding terrorist shot dead

Arab driver arrested after Israeli border personnel discovered 4 pipe bombs in his car at a Security Checkpoint from the W.Bank. That incident followed an earlier shooting by IDF when a Palestinian terrorist attacked Checkpoint soldiers with a knife.

By Ido Ben-Porat


Security guards at the Trans-Samaria Crossing identified on Sunday night four pipe bombs in the car of an Arab with Israeli citizenship who was on his way back from Judea and Samaria.

IDF vehicle at security checkpoint (Archive) – Photo: United Hatzalah

The vehicle was inspected and a police sapper was called to the scene to neutralize the bombs. Highway 5 was temporarily blocked to traffic in both directions until the pipe bombs were safely neutralized.

The driver, a resident of the Bedouin city of Rahat in the Negev, was arrested and taken for questioning.

Earlier on Sunday, a police force arrested a Palestinian taxi at the Tapuah intersection after discovering parts of M16 type weapons in the cab. The driver was taken in for questioning.

Also on Sunday, a stabbing attack was foiled at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the man as Rami Awartani, 31 years old, and a resident of Shechem.

Awartani arrived at the checkpoint by car, from the direction of Shechem. He stopped the vehicle there, and ran toward soldiers with a knife. The soldiers shot him, resulting in his death.


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