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(photo credit: Border Police)
Border Police intercepted two Palestinians carrying eleven pipe bombs who were likely on their way to carry out an attack at the Samaria military court, as one of the murderers of the Fogel family was being sentenced.
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The suspects, both in their 20s, were trying to cross the Salem checkpoint near Jenin, when their nervous conduct aroused the suspicions of a veteran Border Policeman.
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"They were placed in a bomb-proof examination hut for a search, but did not cooperate," Border Police spokesman Supt. Shai Hakimi told The Jerusalem Post
Security personnel became even more suspicious and declared a "situation
bell," which is code for strip search of suspects thought to be
The search revealed eleven pipe bombs, a homemade gun, and ammunition.
The suspects were arrested, and the explosives were neutralized by Border Police bomb squad officers.
Last week, Palestinian suspects attempted to cross the same checkpoint
with pipe bombs, and were apprehended by the same Border Policeman who
became raised the alarm on Monday.