A Palestinian man was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter a West Bank military court with two pipe bombs, police said.
The suspect, who was stopped by Border Police officers at the entrance to the Samaria Military Court, had a bomb strapped to his body, according to police.
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Police confirmed the pipe bomb, which was destroyed by sappers, contained explosive material.
Sappers also defused a second pipe bomb, which along with a knife was found in the suspect’s coat.
Police said the entrance to the court had been closed and that the suspect, a 17-year-old resident of the Jenin refugee camp, was taken in for questioning following his arrest.
A police spokesperson praised “the vigilance of the soldiers who prevented an attack.”
The incident came amid ongoing tensions over US …
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