Security Forces Thwart another Kidnapping Attempt by Palestinian Terrorists

A Palestinian who was on his way to Jerusalem to kidnap Israelis with the intent of using his hostages as bargaining chips to free Palestinian prisoners was arrested two weeks ago, MA’ARIV reported. The Palestinian was apprehended at the Zaan checkpoint and taken away for questioning by the Israel Security Agency.

In other news, two soldiers were lightly wounded today when an explosive device exploded next to their tank during an operation in the Netzarim area, Israel Radio, KOL YISRAEL, reported. The tank overturned and the injured soldiers were taken to hospital for treatment. In the Bethlehem area, Palestinian security forces handed over to Israeli forces bombs and explosive materials found in a laboratory located in the Bethlehem’s Paradise Hotel.

According to THE JERUSALEM POST, security forces arrested a terrorist in the Hebron area Thursday night, and were trying to determine if he was en route to Jerusalem to carry out a suicide bombing. Earlier, sappers blew up a five-kilogram bomb discovered by the Israel Defense Forces on the road leading to Itamar in Samaria. It was the third bomb attack thwarted by security forces in the Nablus area this week.

Shots were fired at soldiers near Kadim and in Tulkarm. There were no casualties. Security forces arrested 19 fugitives in raids in Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Kalkilya, and the Ramallah area.