Palestinian nabbed on way to Passover terror attack (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yoav Zitun Published: 04.11.12, 20:52)
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Soldiers manning Jordan Valley checkpoint find bombs, knives during
search of Palestinian´s belongings after metal detector alarm
A Palestinian was apprehended Wednesday while trying to pass through
the Bekaot checkpoint in the Jordan Valley with seven improvised
explosive devices, three knives and rifle shells.
Security establishment officials believe the 19-year-old Palestinian,
who arrived from the Nablus area, planned to attack Israeli civilians
or soldiers during the Passover holiday.
Military Police soldiers manning the checkpoint discovered the
weapons during a search of the would-be terrorist´s belongings after
he had aroused their suspicion.
According to an initial army investigation, the Palestinian was
caught after the metal detector´s alarm was activated, indicating he
was carrying suspicion objects. The explosive devices were
neutralized by Border Guard sappers who were alerted to the scene.
The incident marks the third time a would-be terrorist was caught at
the Bekaot checkpoint over the past few months. Some three months ago
a Palestinian carrying a pipe bomb was shot dead as he was
approaching IDF soldiers while yelling "Allahu Akbar (Allah is
In another incident, IDF soldiers shot a Palestinian suspected of
attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at the checkpoint with a
broken glass bottle. He died of his wounds a short time later.
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