Israeli patrol discovers roadside bombs


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two roadside bombs were found near a West Bank settlement on a path used by Israeli army patrols.

The improvised explosive devices were discovered Thursday afternoon during a routine patrol near Beit El, north of Ramallah, according to the Israeli army.

Military sappers detonated the explosives, which weighed more than 10 pounds and more than 6 pounds.

Overnight Thursday, Israeli forces arrested 15 wanted Palestinians in the West Bank. During the arrest of a Palestinian man in Bet Ummar, near Gush Etzion and southwest of Bethlehem, the soldiers found a pipe bomb and an Israeli army uniform apparently to be used as a disguise.

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