A teenage Arab was intercepted at an IDF checkpoint 30 miles northeast of Tel Aviv Sunday afternoon transporting bombs to be used in a suicide attack in Tel Aviv in the next 24 hours.
Border Police manning the Beit Ibba checkpoint west of Shechem (Nablus) apprehended a PA Arab youth carrying three bombs. The bombs were supposed to be transferred to a terrorist on the other side for use in an attack in the Tel Aviv area. The explosives were detonated by IDF sappers and the terrorist was handed over for interrogation.
The IDF is on its highest alert, reporting that Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the rest of the terror groups operating in Judea and Samaria are all trying their hardest to carry out a fatal attack ahead of the High Holidays.
Mortars and Kassam Rockets
Terrorists from Gaza launched a barrage of mortar shells at the Kerem Shalom Crossing and nearby Kibbutz by the same name Sunday morning. The crossing is used to transfer food and humanitarian aid to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Ten mortar shells were also fired over the Sabbath. No injuries were reported, though a water pipe was damaged by one of the explosions.
Terrorists also fired a Kassam rocket at the western Negev. The Kassam landed near a Kibbutz in the Shaar HaNegev region. No injuries or damage were reported.
Shootings and Bombs
In Samaria, Arab terrorists opened fire on an Israeli motorist driving north of Ramallah. No injuries were reported, though the vehicle was badly damaged.
South of Ramallah, IDF soldiers arrested a wanted terrorist Sunday morning.
Two bombs were thrown at IDF soldiers operating in Kabatiya, south of Jenin, early Sunday morning. Saturday night, Arab terror gang members threw a bomb at a group of IDF soldiers operating in Shechem. No injuries were reported in either attack.
Arabs Uproot Jewish Vineyard Again
An IDF patrol spotted five Arabs uprooting and destroying about 180 vine seedlings Saturday afternoon between Neria and Nachliel, in the Binyamin region. The Arabs, realizing they were caught in the act, escaped into the nearby Arab village of A-Kabila.
This is the second major vineyard attack in recent weeks. In a previous incident, Arabs and radical leftists destroyed some 5,000 plants in the same area.
In both cases, the seedlings had been planted in order to ensure that they begin growing before the Shemitta year begins with the advent of Rosh Hashana.