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Teenage Terrorists Arrested for Attacking Jewish Drivers

Released for publication: Two teenage terrorists were arrested for shooting and firebomb attacks near the main highway to central Samaria.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 1/24/2012, 1:44 PM

Arab youth throws firebomb
Arab youth throws firebomb
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Security and military officials revealed Monday Tuesday that they have arrested two teenage Palestinian Authority terrorists who carried out a number of shooting, firebomb and rock-throwing attacks on Jewish civilians and soldiers.

The youth, ages 16 and 17, were indicted in a military court in Samaria (Shomron).

They admitted to shooting at a driver last month on the road leading to the community of Maaleh Shomron, adjacent to Ginot and Karnei Shomron. No one was injured in the attack.

More than 1,000 families live in the three communities and their main highway connects to Kfar Saba, on the northern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv.

The terrorists are from the nearby Arab village of Azoon, where soldiers arrested 17 suspected terrorists during the arrest of the two teenagers. The village, located on the main highway, has been the source of hundreds of attacks on Jewish drivers and soldiers.

Indictments were filed against the two teenagers for intentionally trying to cause deaths and throwing incendiary and foreign objects at vehicles, including a bus, private cars and army jeeps.