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Pipe Bomb Attack Near Rachel’s Tomb

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli driver near Rachel’s Tomb, located between Bethlehem and the southern outskirts of Jerusalem, on Tuesday night.

A pipe bomb was hurled at the car, shattering the back windshield of the vehicle. Miraculously, the bomb didn’t explode.

The driver of the car was not physically injured. However, she suffered severe trauma from the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Teens Arrested in Bethlehem for Terror Activity

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Israeli security forces have arrested a cell of Palestinian Authority teenagers suspected of attacking Jewish worshipers and security forces at Rachel’s Tomb, in northern Bethlehem, police announced Thursday morning.

The seven suspects, all residents of Aida refugee camp located adjacent to the site, are suspected of throwing rocks and improvised pipe bombs towards the prayer site on several occasions in recent months. Police say the suspects, all aged 16 and 17, produced the explosives, planned and carried out the terror attacks by themselves. The pipe bombs were thrown from an area under full Palestinian Authority control (‘Area A’).

While the attacks caused no casualties, they caused extensive damage to the site and endangered worshipers. The compound is commonly believed to be the burial place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel.

Police and Border Police forces arrested all seven cell members during the past week. The last three arrests took place on Wednesday night. Police claimed that the suspects admitted to participating in many attacks on Israelis at Rachel’s Tomb.

The investigation also revealed that the cell members had learned how to assemble the explosives from the internet. They purchased the materials themselves, assembled the pipe bombs and would then gather together near Rachel’s Tomb mainly on Friday afternoons. After hurling the explosives and throwing rocks they would return to their village.

The suspects’ remand has been extended at a military court, and three were arraigned on Wednesday. Police said the investigation is ongoing, and that more arrests are expected.

In a related story, IDF forces discovered and seized two pipe bombs overnight in Nur Shams, an Arab village near Tulkarem in Samaria. In the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, troops discovered and confiscated weapon parts found inside a house.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Terrorist in Failed Light-Rail Attack Arraigned in Jerusalem Court

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) – Israeli police on Tuesday afternoon revealed details of an attempted attack on Jerusalem’s light rail that was foiled by security forces two weeks ago.

The suspect, 21-year-old Ali Abu-Hasan who is a Palestinian Authority student of civil engineering in Hebron, infiltrated into Israeli-controlled territory with pipe bombs and a knife. Abu-Hasan intended to carry out the attack on July 17 in what he claimed would be response to visits by Jews and non-Muslim tourists to the Temple Mount complex.

The details of the foiled attack had been under a gag order so as to prevent any interference in the investigation, which was carried out in collaboration with the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). The details were published after the investigation was completed.

Abu-Hasan revealed under questioning that he had entered Israeli-controlled territory two days before his arrest by crossing through an olive grove near the Arab neighborhoods of Sur Baher and Jabel Mukaber in Jerusalem. He then changed his clothes and shaved his beard, leaving a goatee so as to blend in with the Israeli population.

The police said that the suspect prayed at a nearby mosque on the morning of July 17 and boarded a bus heading to Jaffa Street, a major Jerusalem street in the city’s center along which runs the light-rail train.

According to the investigation, Abu-Hasan decided that the light-rail would be the best target for a terror attack, since it is frequently crowded with pedestrians. Security guards noticed and became immediately suspicious of Abu-Hasan as he stood near the light-rail stop with his backpack, which contained the pipe bombs and explosives.

The light-rail security guards closed off the area and called in police bomb technicians to investigate Abu-Hasan’s backpack. They discovered three pipe-bombs tied together and dipped in rat poison with nails and screws glued onto them. Two knives and a mobile phone were also discovered in Abu-Hasan’s backpack.

Abu-Hasan claimed that he acted alone without organizational help and that he had been planning the attack for a long time. He purchased the equipment and materials needed to assemble the pipe bombs and learned about how to make them as well as to how to maximize their potential impact. He also tested the pipe bombs several times by detonating them.

Before heading to Jerusalem, the terrorist left a will in the hands of his friends at his university in Hebron, asking them to give it to his parents.

Abu-Hasan was arraigned on Tuesday at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court and has been charged with attempted murder, weapons manufacturing, and conspiracy to commit a crime. The court extended his remand until August 5.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Car with 6 Pipe Bombs Caught at Shomron Checkpoint

Monday, August 1st, 2016

On Sunday night, a car was stopped at the checkpoint on Highway 5, the Cross Shomron Highway, and the guards found 6 pipe bombs in the vehicle, according to the police.

The driver was an Israeli-Arab from Rahat who was returning from a visit in the Shomron.

Police sappers dealt with the bombs and the highway was closed in both directions while they neutralized the explosives.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Police Report on the Attempted Bombing of the Jerusalem Light Rail

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

The police released a statement detailing the attempted terror attack this morning at the Jerusalem Light Rail:

At 9 AM on Sunday, a Jerusalem Light Rail a guard protecting the train station at the corner of Yafo and King George Street noticed a young man standing behind the train station holding a bag, and he looked suspicious.

The guard approached him to check his bag, and found inside an improvised explosive device.

The guard acting professionally and responsibly quickly moved the civilians away who were standing nearby, detained the terrorist and called the police.

Within minutes a large number of police officers arrived, moved the civilians away and closed the streets. Simultaneously, sappers began neutralizing the bomb.

Three pipe bombs were found inside the bag, connected to an ignition wire, a cellphone, and knives.

The sappers neutralized the bombs and removed them from the area.

The terrorist, a resident of the territories [Palestinian Authority], was arrested and sent to interrogation.

The Jerusalem Police Chief said, “The professional actions of the municipal guard prevented a major terror attack against innocent civilians as well as tremendous damage.”

Jewish Press News Briefs

Update on IDF Officer Wounded in Hizmeh Bombings

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The condition of the IDF officer wounded in the multiple-bombing attack near Hizmeh on Tuesday night has improved.

As of Thursday evening, the soldier is recuperating after undergoing extensive surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. He was wounded in the face and head from the explosions.

He is now listed as stable and in moderate condition.

A second soldier was lightly wounded in the leg from shrapnel from one of the bombs.

Four bombs blew up, while another 5 failed to detonate at the scene of the terror attack.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Update on IDF Officer Wounded in Hizmeh Bombings

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The IDF officer wounded in the multiple-bombing attack near Hizmeh on Tuesday night continues to be serious condition.

As of Wednesday morning, the soldier is still undergoing surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. He was wounded in the face and head from the explosions.

His life is not in danger.

A second soldier was lightly wounded in the leg from shrapnel from one of the bombs.

Four bombs blew up, and another 5 failed to detonate at the scene of the terror attack.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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