Israeli forces on Tuesday were successful in thwarting an attempt by an Arab terrorist to smuggle a bomb into Israel.
Guards at the Gilboa crossing in the Shomron, north of Jenin, stopped a 17-year-old Arab who was trying to smuggle a suspicious object in his bag.
When he was asked to transfer his bag for a security check, the security examiner identified an object suspected of being an explosive charge.
The security guards at the crossing overpowered the suspect and arrested him for interrogation.
The crossing was evacuated and a police sapper was alerted to the scene.
According to a report in 0404, the pipe bomb was connected by wires to a gas balloon.