A senior military source said, Friday, that the man who was stopped from blowing himself up near the Tapuah Junction in Samaria (Shomron) had no known terrorist past. Border Guards who would overpower the would-be bomber were suspicious because he was wearing the latest surplus clothing. He told interrogators he was going to detonate the bomb himself.
Public Safety Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told the officers who thwarted the attack they had saved lives. He cited them for their alertness and professionalism.