Terrorist who planted bomb near West Bank road arrested

In June, a terrorist placed a bomb near the Husan bypass road in Gush Etzion. Investigators and security forces arrested the 27-year-old suspect last week and extended his detention by five days after the terrorist admitted to “wanting to hurt IDF soldiers.”
IDF solider in Gush Etzion Photo Credit: Yosef Mizrachi/TPS

A bomb was discovered near a Gush Etzion road in the West Bank before it exploded by security and IDF forces in June. The terrorist who planted the device was arrested last week and stated he “wanted to hurt IDF forces” that patrol along that road in the area.

Once the bomb was found, an intensive investigation was opened to find the terrorist and any other potential bombs or terrorist threats. The investigation led the investigators to the terrorist, a 27-year-old resident of al-Khadar.

During the interrogation, the terrorist admitted to “wanting to hurt IDF soldiers” who travel along the road. The Israel Police filed papers on Sunday at the Ofer Military Court and the terrorist’s detention was extended by five days.

In a statement, the Israel Police said that it continues to work with the IDF and other security forces to thwart any and all terrorist attacks in the area.

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