IDF Foils Bombing (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/11/12)
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IDF forces on Wednesday morning stopped a would-be terrorist bomber
at a checkpoint east of Shechem in northern Samaria.
A spokesperson for the IDF said the terrorist was carrying improvised
explosive devices, three knives, and 50 bullets.
A Border Police bomb disposal unit was called in to dismantle the
The terrorists was stopped and thoroughly searched after soldiers at
the checkpoint who were questioning him became suspicious.
He was placed under arrest and handed over to the security services
for further investigation.
Israel´s military and security forces were placed on their highest
state of alert for the Passover holiday following a rocket attack on
Eilat from the Sinai.
Northern Samaria has been a hotbed of terror activities perpetrated
by the Hamas and Islamic Jihad organization over the past year.
Last September, the IDF and General Security Services uncovered a
series of Hamas terror cells, each in various stages of planning
One of the cells was responsible for Last April´s Jerusalem bus stop
bombing, which killed one and wounded scores more.
In late January, the GSS and Israel Police foiled a shooting attack
planned by an Israeli Arab in collaboration with an Islamic Jihad
terror cell from Tulkarem in northern Samaria.
Last August, Islamic Jihad terrorists from Gaza were involved in the
deadly cross-border ambush of an Israeli civilian bus that left 8
Israelis – 7 of them civilians – dead.(IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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