Palestinian teen stopped with suspected bomb in West Bank
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Palestinian teen stopped with suspected bomb in West Bank

Sapper dispatched to deal with suspicious object outside military court; IDF arrests 15 suspects in overnight raids

An object found on a Palestinian teenager outside a military court in the West Bank that police said appeared to be a pipe bomb, on October 15, 2017. (Police Spokesperson)
An object found on a Palestinian teenager outside a military court in the West Bank that police said appeared to be a pipe bomb, on October 15, 2017. (Police Spokesperson)

Border and military police officers on Sunday arrested a Palestinian teenager who arrived at a West Bank military court with what appeared to be pipe bomb, police said.

Police said the Shomron military court in the northern West Bank was closed following the arrest and that a police sapper was dispatched “to neutralize” the apparent explosive device.

Police said the suspect was a 17-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Jenin.

The incident came after security forces arrested 15 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight.

Troops used crowd control munitions in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, where an army operation sparked violent disturbances, the military said.

The army said one rioter was injured in the leg and that the suspects were being questioned.

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