Palestinians try to smuggle bombs past checkpoints


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was stopped at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem after he tried to smuggle in six pipe bombs.

The man, 20, was arrested Wednesday at the Kalandiya checkpoint after he was caught carrying the homemade bombs.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers on Wednesday arrested three Palestinians carrying homemade grenades at an army checkpoint east of Nablus.

The same day, a Palestinian man was discovered to be carrying two pipe bombs at a checkpoint south of Ramallah.

All of the explosives were detonated by army sappers. 

Meanwhile, a Palestinian teen, 13, was found to be carrying a knife and was arrested Wednesday in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Revava. He was questioned for planning a stabbing attack.  

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