A 19-year-old Palestinian man caught with eight pipe bombs at the Kalandiya
check point was trying to get to Jerusalem, the IDF said Tuesday.
man, believed to be from Nablus, got off a Palestinian bus carrying a large
backpack, and tried to sneak past security checks for pedestrians at the
checkpoint, which separates greater Jerusalem from the West
Lt.-Col. Yuval Shenkin, commander of the Military Police's Erez
Brigade, which controls crossings in the area, said the incident was highly
unusual. "To try to get this amount of explosives through is certainly
exceptional," Shenkin said.