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IDF Discovers Two Pipe Bombs in Jenin

While conducting anti-terror activities in Judea and Samaria and arresting five suspects, IDF locates and neutralizes explosives.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 4/9/2014, 8:36 AM

IDF counter-terror unit (file)
IDF counter-terror unit (file)
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While conducting anti-terror activities in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday night, IDF forces located two pipe bombs in Jenin, where soldiers were arresting a terror suspect.

The charges were neutralized by the IDF in a controlled detonation, with no reported damage or injuries to the IDF, according to Walla!.

In the course of the anti-terror activities, five terror suspects were arrested Tuesday night throughout Judea and Samaria. Those arrested were transferred for interrogation by security forces.

Jenin has been a hotbed of terrorism; just three weeks ago IDF forces raided the north-Samaria town, killing two senior terrorists and one other.

Soldiers killed Hamza Abu Alheja, a 20-year-old terrorist of Hamas's Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, after he refused arrest and opened fire on IDF forces. The IDF released rare footage from the helmet of a member of the SWAT operation.

As the raid progressed, local Arab residents began rioting and attacking IDF soldiers, leading to the death of an Islamic Jihad terrorist and a local Arab resident amid the clashes.