Ynet news reports a thwarted terror attack. Two Palestinians carrying 10 pipe bombs, a gun and bullets were caught near the Salem checkpoint, intending to enter Israel. The bombs were dismantled and the Palestinians were turned over to security forces.
Last week, a Palestinian trying to cross the Jenin checkpoint was caught with 11 explosive devices.
“An investigation of the previous incident suggests that the suspects planned on carrying out a terrorist attack at the court,” the battalion commander Lt. Col. Erez Raven said.
No reaction yet from anti-checkpoint activists, who consider Israel’s checkpoints a humanitarian travesty for the Palestinians.