A 17-year-old East Jerusalem resident was indicted today for making nine pipe bombs, which he planned to use against Israeli security forces. He was apparently trying to avenge the death of his cousin, who was eliminated by security forces when she was carrying out a stabbing attack.
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An indictment was filed on Wednesday against a 17-year-old East Jerusalem resident who allegedly made pipe bombs that he planned to throw at Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint. According to the indictment, the defendant wanted to avenge the death of his cousin, who was eliminated by security forces when she was carrying out a stabbing attack. The prosecution has asked that he remain in police custody until the end of the legal proceedings.
The indictment claims that the defendant asked a friend to purchase 100 M16 bullets for him. After his friend bought the bullets, the two went to an open field and collected the gunpowder from them.
After six months, the two met again and the defendant asked his friend to purchase more bullets. The friend bought 60 bullets and the two returned to the open field to extract their gunpowder. On the same day, they bought two packages of fireworks and six pipes.
They then packed the pipes with gunpowder, fireworks and nails, making six bombs. The defendant took the pipe bombs home with him. A few months later, the two made three more pipe bombs in a similar manner.