Fourth Pipe Bomb at Hawara Checkpoint This Month

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(IDF) On Friday, IDF forces manning the Hawara checkpoint just south of Nablus caught a suspicious Palestinian youth carrying a fully loaded pipe bomb. The youth, age 17, arrived to the checkpoint from the direction of Nablus. He was stopped by Givati Brigade soldiers and a Military Police unit that were stationed at the checkpoint. The forces ordered him to halt all movement until they had detonated the pipe bomb in a controlled manner. Afterwards, the Palestinian youth was taken by security forces for questioning.

This was the fourth pipe bomb uncovered by IDF forces at the Hawara checkpoint over the past month.

IDF Forces Uncover Three Pipe Bombs

October 29, three pipe bombs were uncovered by a joint IDF and ISA force in Qabatiya, south of Jenin. The bombs were detonated in a controlled manner by sappers. In addition to this, two 20kg roadside bombs were uncovered by IDF forces in Qabatiya two weeks ago.

Also during the night, three wanted Palestinian men were arrested by IDF forces in Jenin. The men were taken for questioning by security forces.