WATCH: Shin Bet makes arrests following Hizme terror attack

The Shin Bet noted that since opening their investigation into the matter they have made significant progress.

May 15, 2016 18:36
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Shin Bet, IDF arrest two suspects in West Bank terror attack

Shin Bet, IDF arrest two suspects in West Bank terror attack


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In a joint overnight operation in conjunction with the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), IDF and Israel Police, Sunday saw the arrest of two suspects in connection with a West Bank terror attack that seriously wounded an IDF officer on Yom Hazikaron.

On Tuesday evening, an IDF unit patrolling the Arab village of  Hizme, near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, identified a suspicious device which blew up and critically injured the officer.

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A search of the area revealed that four pipe bombs had exploded. An additional five pipe bombs were found in a subsequent sweep and were deactivated by security forces.

The officer remained in critical condition after the subsequent explosion and was rushed to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for emergency treatment. Prof. Nardi Caspi, head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, said the officer arrived at the hospital’s trauma room with injuries from shrapnel.

A lengthy surgical procedure, which was carried out by a multidisciplinary team, resulted in the surgeons successfully removing the shrapnel, Caspi said.

After the arrests, the Shin Bet noted that since opening their investigation into the matter they had made significant progress. 

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report

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