JERUSALEM (Nov. 13)
A young Arab carrying a gasoline bomb in her handbag was arrested Sunday at a security checkpoint near the entrance to the Western Wall plaza.
The authorities described the suspect as young, but would not disclose her name or age.
A police spokesman said, however, that she might be arraigned before a Jerusalem magistrate Tuesday.
According to the police, a soldier at the checkpoint spotted a Palestinian flag in the handbag and summoned border police officers, who emptied its contents.
They found a plastic bottle filled with gasoline and Egged bus timetables.
It was unclear why the suspect chose to go through a security checkpoint carrying a bomb she may have planned to throw at a bus.