Explosives positioned by terrorists close to Jerusalem over weekend

Terrorists positioned explosives by the Qalandiya Crossing north of Jerusalem and by Rachel’s Tomb on Friday night time, in accordance with Border Police.

Two suspects arrived on the crossing, positioned two explosives subsequent to the crossing and ran away from the scene. One of many explosives detonated subsequent to a automotive passing by the crossing with out inflicting harm or accidents.


Border Police within the space carried out searches and succeeding find and arresting the suspects, two minors, in a close-by retailer. Whereas leaving the realm, the police had been confronted by dozens of Palestinians who threw stones at them. The police forces used riot dispersal strategies and the incident ended with none accidents.

Moreover, a lookout noticed a suspect place an explosive close to the Rachel’s Tomb advanced and run away from the scene. Border Police crossed the security barrier and succeeded find and arresting the suspect, an 18-year-old from Bethlehem. The explosive didn’t detonate.

“Border Police are working within the Jerusalem Envelope space to strengthen deterrence and thwart terrorism, whereas growing the deployment of forces in delicate locations the place there have been current makes an attempt to hurt civilians and safety forces,” mentioned Border Police in a press launch. “The 2 profitable operations over the weekend testify to the dedication of the officers who will proceed to do all the things of their energy to arrest the terrorists and produce them to justice.”