Israeli Border Police Uncover, Neutralize Explosive Device in West Bank

Device found a week after a similar weapon had exploded in a spring and killed 17-year-old Israeli girl Rina Shnerb

Israeli army forces canvas the scene of a terror attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl, August 24, 2019.
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

An explosive device was uncovered by Border Police sappers near a bypass road close to Nablus in the West Bank on Monday.

Border Police said the device, which had been neutralized with a robot, was found by a tracker during a routine patrol. It was built from a fire extinguisher. 

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Last Friday, 17-year-old Israeli girl Rina Shnerb was killed when an explosive device was set off at the Ein Buvin spring, the near the Dolev settlement in the West Bank. Her father Eytan and brother Dvir were wounded in the attack.

Defense establishment assessments indicate that the devic was large; it is unknown as of yet whether it was activated from a distance or at the scene. 

An initial investigation of the attack found that the device could not have been hurled out of a moving vehicle. The Israeli army believes it was home-made, and that it required knowledge and advanced planning to prepare it. Nonetheless, it has yet to be determined whether those who made it were aided by one of the bigger factions in the West Bank.