Palestinians with bombs caught en route to court

Second time in as many weeks that veteran Border Policeman intercepted explosives at Salem border crossing.

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January 16, 2012 20:46
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Pipe bombs captured by Border Police.

pipe bombs 311. (photo credit: Border Police)

 
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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.

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 carrying weapons. 

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.

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