After truck bomb attack thwarted, checkpoint closed

Liberman orders closure of northern Samaria checkpoint until further notice, after PA truck headed for Jewish communities found with bomb.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

The truck carrying the bomb
The truck carrying the bomb
Crossings Authority in Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, to close until further notice the Reihan checkpoint after a bomb was discovered yesterday, Wednesday, in a PA Arab truck passing through the checkpoint.

Following the closure of the checkpoint, west of Jenin, only humanitarian cases approved by the Civil Administration will be allowed through.

Yesterday, officials discovered a powerful explosive device hidden in the roof of a PA truck that reached the checkpoint. The truck had merchandise intended for Jewish communities in the seam zone. The Arab driver was arrested.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman welcomed the seizure of the truck bomb and said, "The vigilance and professionalism of the crossings authority at the Defense Ministry led to the discovery of a bomb and the thwarting of a large-scale attack on the 70th Independence Day.”

"We will pursue those who planned to harm our holiday. They will not rest until we get our hands on them, "Liberman promised.



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