Police on Thursday arrested two Palestinian terrorists who were carrying four pipe bombs, an “improvised” gun, ammunition and knives at the Tapu’ah junction near the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
Both suspects are 17 years old and residents of the Balata refugee camp, which is next to Nablus, according to Ynet News. They arrived at the junction via taxi and began walking toward a checkpoint on site. They aroused suspicion among IDF guards and police stationed at the checkpoint, who pulled them aside for a routine search.
A bomb squad was dispatched to the scene to inspect and neutralize the suspicious items. The young men were taken into custody and were undergoing interrogation by authorities on Saturday afternoon.
In a separate incident, IDF forces discovered an improvised bomb near the city of Jenin in the West Bank. Police carried out a controlled detonation.