Alert IDF soldiers staved off a terror attack that was intended to take place inside the military court at Salem, in Samaria, on Monday. The soldiers neutralized and arrested two armed terrorists who tried to enter the court in an attack planned to coincide with the sentencing of Amjad Awad, who butchered five members of the Fogel family in Itamar last year.
The court deliberations were not disturbed and the court sentenced Awad to five life sentences Monday.
The two terrorists are aged 20. They were carrying 11 pipe bombs, an improvised handgun and ammunition.
The IDF Spokesman said that the two terrorists aroused the suspicion of Border Police and Military Police at the checkpoint outside the court. They were searched thoroughly and the bombs, gun and ammunition were found.
This is the second such incident at the checkpoint in eight days. Last Sunday, Border Police captured four young terrorists who were carrying 12 explosive charges, an improvised handgun, a commando knife and ammunition.
The second Arab who took part in the savage slaughter of the Fogels family was also sentenced to five life sentences last year.