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IDF arrests terrorists who threw bombs at West Bank highway

Five Palestinians admit to throwing explosives onto the tunnel road between Gush Etzion and Jerusalem; no injuries in incidents

Still from video released by IDF of arrest of five bomb throwers, November 23, 2017. (Twitter/IDF)
Still from video released by IDF of arrest of five bomb throwers, November 23, 2017. (Twitter/IDF)

The IDF on Thursday arrested five members of a terror group who threw a number of improvised explosive devices into the tunnel road leading to Jerusalem from Gush Etzion in the West Bank in recent weeks.

There were no injuries or damage caused by the bombs.

According to the army, when questioned, the five admitted to the incidents, and indictments against them are being prepared.

Although the explosives were thrown from the direction of the Arab village of Beit Jala, the army did not specify where the arrests had taken place.

The army released a video of the arrests via social media.

The army also confiscated vehicles used by the perpetrators to commit the offenses.

“The IDF and the security forces will continue to act in order to protect the citizens of the State of Israel and will continue to act to prevent terror,” an army spokesman told Hadashot news (formerly Channel 2).

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