Dozens of pipe bombs found in Gush Etzion village

The IDF and Border Police carried out a large-scale operation over the weekend that led to the discovery of illegal military equipment in Judea and Samaria.

As part of an effort to prevent terror attacks, the IDF’s Etzion Brigade and Maglan unit, along with Border Police, entered the village of Beit Ummar, in Gush Etzion. While there, they uncovered dozens of pipe bombs and a handgun that were hidden underground and intended for use in attacks. The objects have been taken for explosives testing.

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In addition, the Rotem Battalion arrested a Palestinian man with two knives in Huwara, near Shechem. The Reshef Battalion also arrested a Palestinian with a knife near Hevron.

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The operation led to a number of other findings, including a Hamas member with an M4 rifle and ammunition near Tulkarem.

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