Israel Thwarts Terror Attack at West Bank Checkpoint

Suspicious-Looking Car Held Large Explosive Device

A small Palestinian flag attached to a fence outside the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
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A small Palestinian flag attached to a fence outside the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

By JTA

Published July 27, 2014.

Israeli border police thwarted a terror attack at a West Bank checkpoint.

The police stopped a suspicious-looking vehicle at the Beitar Illit checkpoint in the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem.

The car was stopped after the driver approached the checkpoint in a slow and suspicious manner.

A search of the car turned up a large explosive device hooked up to several gas canisters.

The car and device were then turned over to the bomb squad.

Earlier this month, a car was stopped in the northern West Bank near Ariel on Route 5, a major highway that runs from the West Bank to the suburbs of Tel Aviv, after seeing suspicious objects inside. A gas tank and an explosive charge were found in a bag in the vehicle.



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