Seven improvised explosives were thrown at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh Monday evening. No injuries or damage were reported.
According to an IDF spokesperson, Israeli soldiers apprehended two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the attack.
Monday’s attack followed two incidents Sunday in which Palestinians in the area were caught by Israeli forces carrying pipe bombs and other weapons.
Elon Moreh is a West Bank settlement located near the Palestinian city of Nablus and is home to just over 1,000 Israelis.
Moments ago, 2 Palestinians hurled 7 IEDs at the entrance to Elon Moreh. #IDF soldiers apprehended the suspects for questioning.
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) February 24, 2014
In a separate incident, the Israel Police reported that sappers were dispatched to the nearby settlement of Itamar after officers found a large quantity of IDF ammunition in the home of the community’s security coordinator. The coordinator was arrested.
A tweet by the police appeared to show ammunition boxes full of bullets and a rocket-propelled grenade.
שוטרי היח' לפשיעה לאומנית במחוז ש"י מצאו אמצעי לחימה של צה"ל בבית רכז הביטחון של הישוב איתמר. הרכז נעצר. חבלנים במקום pic.twitter.com/IhyNN0R9NP
— משטרת ישראל (@IL_police) February 24, 2014