Palestinian arrested after explosive, weapons found in east Jerusalem home

"When we searched his room, the police dog found a box containing an improvised pipe bomb, ammunition, an air rifle, a handgun, and other items used to make explosives," the police said.

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February 7, 2019 14:56
Palestinian arrested after explosive, weapons found in east Jerusalem home

Weapons, ammunition and an improvised explosive was found in a home during a raid on Thursday. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

 
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A 40-year-old Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem was arrested on Thursday after Israel Police, Border Police and the IDF raided his home finding weapons and an improvised explosive.

Police searched the house of the suspect as part of a targeted and planned operation.

"When we searched his room, the police dog found a box containing an improvised pipe bomb, ammunition, an air rifle, a handgun, and other items, including gunpowder and an iron pipe, which can be used to prepare additional pipe bombs," the Israel Police spokesperson said.

"The suspect was arrested and brought for questioning by the police, and tomorrow he will be brought before the court for a hearing," the police added.


The Israel Police said it continues its determined and uncompromising efforts to reach any person who allows himself to possess illegal weapons and, in this case, to produce them himself.

"These means are often used both in resolving internal conflicts and against civilians and security forces. We will act against them in full," the spokesperson said.

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