Border Police arrest West Bank terror cell planting bomb by security fence

Footage released by police shows arrest of Palestinian cell members as they prepare an attack against Israeli forces

Border Police on Sunday released footage of the ambush and arrest of a Palestinian terror cell as it attempted to plant a bomb near the West Bank security barrier.

The arrest was made last Monday, when police forces watching a section of the barrier northeast of Jerusalem identified a suspicious vehicle approaching the fence.

Three men then emerged from the vehicle and began to set up an explosive device that included a gas canister. Police said their apparent intent was to activate the bomb against Israeli security forces patrolling near the barrier.

Policemen approached the cell members and fired warning shots in the air. Two of the men were arrested, while one fled. He was arrested the following night in the cell members’ hometown of Bayt Duqqu.

The three, aged 17-19, were all indicted at the Ofer military court on Thursday on terrorism charges.

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