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Improvised Bomb Lobbed at IDF; 11 Terrorists Arrested

Improvised weapons also found at the scene; IDF forces launch investigation over the incident.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 5/13/2014, 9:38 AM

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IDF counter-terror unit
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A terror attack was narrowly averted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, news site 0404 reports, after a terrorist lobbed an improvised bomb at IDF soldiers near Jenin. No injuries were reported. 

IDF forces conducted a raid in the Jenin area overnight, arresting 11 terrorists. Security forces also confiscated improvised weapons at the scene; an investigation has been launched over the arrests. 

Jenin is a hotbed of terrorism.

Last month, IDF soldiers found two pipe bombs during an arrest in Jenin. The bombs were detonated in a controlled environment and no injuries were reported. 

In March, IDF forces raided the Palestinian Arab settlement, 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.