Explosives Found in Jordan Valley Village (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/08/12)
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For the third time in recent weeks, IDF forces have discovered
explosive devices in the northern Jordan Valley, reports the IDF
Website. Early Tuesday morning, IDF forces conducted an operation in
the Arab village of Tamun, near Bekaot. Based on intelligence
information, the forces conducted searches during which five hidden
explosive charges were found. The devices were neutralized in a
controlled manner by sappers and three Arabs were detained and taken
in for questioning by security forces.
Unlike other weaponry found in the area recently, the explosive
devices uncovered were ready for immediate activation and were
relatively large and complex. Previous devices found were smaller and
more improvised, made from old deodorant containers and bottles.
The IDF´s Jordan Valley Brigade has identified a trend in which
hostile activity is spilling over from the Shechem region to the
Jordan Valley region. IDF Website´s Florit Shoihet wrote that the
Jordan Valley Brigade is emphasizing that it will do whatever it
takes to thwart this trend, due to the importance of creating a
buffer between Judea and Samaria and the country of Jordan, with
which Israel has a peace agreement.
Two weeks ago, four improvised explosive devices were discovered at
the Bekaot Crossing. Two Arabs were arrested following the incident.
A month ago, military police uncovered seven improvised explosive
devices, three knives, and 50 bullets amongst a Palestinian´s
possessions. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/08/12)
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