Palestinians with bombs, gun, and knives arrested at checkpoint

A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israel's security fence. On Thursday, two Israelis who were driving through eastern Jerusalem were attacked by rock-throwers. Credit: Justin McIntosh via Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli border police officers on Thursday detained two Palestinians who were carrying pipe bombs, a gun, and several knives at the Tapuach Junction in Judea and Samaria.

Meanwhile, two Israelis who were driving through eastern Jerusalem on Thursday were attacked by rock-throwers. They were lightly injured after their car windows were smashed. Both victims were transferred to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

Both incidents come shortly before Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Israeli police plan to increase security during those holidays.

Posted on October 2, 2014 .