IDF forces thwarted a terrorism attempt near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron after discovering an explosive.
On Wednesday night, Border Police performed a search of the area around a guard station, located very close to the holy site where both Jews and Muslims pray. During the search, they found the explosive device, a pipe bomb.
A bomb sapper was brought in to diffuse the weapon. After being diffused, the explosive was taken for further investigation in order to track down those responsible for placing it.
"We are aware of attempts by terrorists to injure security forces and that is why we perform checks like this," said the the commander of the squad that found the explosive. "We are ready for everything."