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Security forces bust series of possible attacks

May 4, 2012 08:23

IDF arrests Palestinian with 14 centimeter knife near Elon Moreh; police arrest 2 Palestinians with explosives near Tapuah.

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Border police 370. (photo credit:Yaakov Lappin)

The IDF arrested a Palestinian with a 14 centimeter knife in his possession near the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh on Friday .

Early on Friday morning, a security guard for the settlement noticed a suspicious person near the fence and contacted soldiers from the Kfir Brigade for support.

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The soldiers raced to the scene and arrested the suspect, finding the knife in the process.

The motives of the suspect are still unclear, as he may have intended to perpetrate a terror attack or merely to commit theft.      

In a separate incident, Border Police on Thursday night arrested two Palestinians carrying two explosive devices and several knives near the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.

The police identified them as acting suspiciously and apprehended them. All of the suspects arms were seized and they were turned over to the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) for questioning.

Police sappers were examining the explosive devices.
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