Police Discover Two Pipe Bombs, Ammo in Jerusalem Old City Food Stand

Two suspects, East Jerusalem residents in their 40s, arrested.

Olivier Fitoussi

Police arrested two suspects in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday morning after they discovered improvised explosive devices and ammunition during a raid on a food stand.

Two pipe bombs and bullets were discovered in a joint Israel Police and Border Police operation in the Old City while searching a food stand near Herod's Gate, police said.

The police said it has arrested two suspects, both East Jerusalem residents in their 40s, and opened an investigation.

A police sapper was alerted to defuse the explosive devices.

On Sunday, two attempted stabbings against Israeli forces took place in the West Bank. Both of the assailants were Palestinian teenagers. One was arrested and the other killed. Also on Sunday, a teenage Palestinian girl was arrested on Tapuach Checkpoint, south of Nablus, after raising the suspicions of soldiers. A knife was found in her belongings.

On Saturday, a stabbing attack was thwarted at Jerusalem's Old City. The police said officers noticed a suspicious youth near Damascus Gate. When they approached him, he drew a knife and tried to attack them. The officers managed to restrain him, with the aid of a police dog, and the incident ended with no casualties.

Two Israeli officers were wounded on Friday after a stabbing attack in the Old City. The assailant was shot dead.