Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Second Teen Caught with Bombs This Week at Checkpoint

A 15-year-old Palestinian was arrested at the Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus on Tuesday after he was discovered carrying two pipe bombs inside a black bag. Security officials said they believed the boy had been asked to smuggle the bombs to someone on the Israeli side. Security officials noted that since the beginning of the year, 52 Palestinian minors were caught wearing explosive belts or attempting to smuggle weapons through checkpoints in the West Bank. (Jerusalem Post - Margot Dudkevitch)