IDF: Palestinian with explosives was heading to Jerusalem

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October 23, 2012 20:48

 
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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.

The 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 Bank.

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.

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