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Soldiers Catch Arabs with Bombs, Prevent Terror Attack

Alert IDF soldiers catch six pipe bombs in the possession of two Palestinian Arabs in the Shomron.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 2/24/2014, 1:14 AM

Huwara crossing
Huwara crossing
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Alert IDF soldiers foiled a terror attack on Sunday, when they caught six pipe bombs in the possession of two Palestinian Arabs.

The incident took place next to the Arab village of Huwara in the Shomron (Samaria). The head of the 931 Infantry Battalion of the Nahal Brigade, Guy Shadmi, told Arutz Sheva that soldiers identified two Arabs who were coming from the direction of Shechem and driving suspiciously.

"When they approached Har Bracha, the Palestinians threw a bag with a number of objects out of the car, at which point the soldiers stopped them,” Shadmi said, adding that after the Arabs were arrested and questioned, they admitted to having thrown six pipe bombs from their vehicle. They two also admitted that they intended to carry out a terror attack against Jews.

"It is not every day that you encounter such an incident," Shadmi said, adding that the soldiers’ alertness was able to prevent a terror attack.

He further noted that soldiers stationed in the region are faced with daily attempts to carry out terror attacks. Just two weeks ago, Shadmi said, soldiers caught four Palestinian Arabs as they were making their way towards the community of Itamar.

“The lookouts identified them, IDF soldiers arrested them and prevented an attack,” he said.