Border Police arrest man (illustrative)
Border Police arrest man (illustrative) Israel news photo: Flash 90

Alert Border Police prevented two Arab terrorists from carrying out an attack Thursday evening at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria (Shomron).

The two Arabs, who are in their twenties, carried a backpack and advanced toward the checkpoint at the junction in a way that aroused the policemen's suspicions. They searched the men at a secure distance and discovered four ready-to-throw fire bombs and a knife.

The terrorists are from Ras al Ein, near Shechem. They were arrested and taken to interrogation.

This is the second similar event in the last week. Two days ago, Border Police arrested two suspects at the Tapuach Junction with four primed fire bombs in their belongings.

Alon Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shlomi Yosef, said Thursday that “The alertness and professionalism of the combat soldiers at the checkpoint and the arrest of the suspects before they could carry out their intention, prevented without a doubt the intention of hostile elements to disrupt the peace of the holiday.”