Palestinian Youth Arrested With Pipe Bombs Next to West Bank Military Court

The arrest, made at a checkpoint adjacent to the Samria Military Court, comes after a similar incident earlier this month

Samaria Military Court, May 24, 2017.
Police Spokesperson

A Palestinian youth was arrested Wednesday morning after being found in possession of two pipe bombs near an Israeli military court in the northern West Bank.

The youth had arrived together with another Palestinian to a checkpoint adjacent to the Samaria Military Court near the village of Salem when at metal detector at the checkpoint went off, alerting security forces to search him and find the pipe bombs.

Army sappers who arrived at the site later neutralized the explosives. The two Palestinians, residents of the Jenin refugee camp, were arrested and taken for further investigation, according to the Border Police.

A similar incident took place earlier this month, when a Palestinian was caught at the same checkpoint also carrying a pipe bomb. He was arrested and the subsequent investigation revealed that he had intended to detonate the explosive inside the court.