3 Palestinians driving with an explosive devise, heading towards Israel, was intercepted by Defense Ministry security guards at a checkpoint on Route 5.
Defense Ministry security guards stopped a Palestinian car with two passengers carrying a bomb they believe was meant for a terror attack inside Israel, Judea and Samaria police said Thursday afternoon.
The white four-door hatchback with Palestinian plates was stopped at the Oranit checkpoint on highway 5 northeast of Tel Aviv after it “drew the suspicion of security guards” according to police. Inside the car, the Defense Ministry said their security guards found a gas canister hooked up with electric wires which they say they believe was an explosive device. Continue Reading »
Hamas ‘Work Accident’ during bomb-making training kills local Hamas commander and injures nine others, according to Palestinian sources.
By Ari Soffer
An explosion Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip killed at least one terrorist and wounded nine more, medical sources said.
“The explosion occurred during a training session in bomb-making,” said a statement from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist Hamas movement that controls Gaza.
Source have identified the dead man as Ibrahim al-Ghoul, a local Hamas commander.
The blast took place at a house in the southern town of Rafah, on the Egyptian border.
Witnesses had previously described most of the injured, including two seriously hurt, as “activists” – a term often used by Palestinian Arab sources to describe members of terrorist groups operating in the Islamist-controlled territory. Continue Reading »
Alert IDF soldiers intercept two Palestinian Arabs at security checkpoint in possession of six pipe bombs near the Arab village of Huwara.
By Elad Benari
Alert IDF soldiers foiled a terror attack on Sunday, when they caught six pipe bombs in the possession of two Palestinian Arabs.
The incident took place next to the Arab village of Huwara in the Shomron (Samaria). The head of the 931 Infantry Battalion of the Nahal Brigade, Guy Shadmi, told Arutz Sheva that soldiers identified two Arabs who were coming from the direction of Shechem and driving suspiciously.
“When they approached Har Bracha, the Palestinians threw a bag with a number of objects out of the car, at which point the soldiers stopped them,” Shadmi said, adding that after the Arabs were arrested and questioned, they admitted to having thrown six pipe bombs from their vehicle. Continue Reading »
The U.S. is considering an Israeli request to buy 6,900 JDAM (GPS) bombs, weighing up to 1 ton each, while Middle Eastern tensions are on the rise.
The United States is considering an Israeli request to buy 6,900 GPS bombs, weighing up to one ton, as Middle East tensions rise, Defense News reported Tuesday.
The Pentagon notified Congress on Monday of the potential $647 million sale of bombs, the smallest of which weighs 250 pounds.
“The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to US national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” said a statement from the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign weapon and equipment sales. Continue Reading »